Do you live in the North East?
Would you like to visit the North East? If you answered yes or no to this question then you need to read this blog and I bet you will want to visit the North East after reading this. So…… Q Festival?
As you know I am always on the look out to make my life a little more magical, so imagine my shock when I realised that there was to be an amazing festival, full of magical opportunities taking place on my doorstep this summer.
What is Q festival?
This summer, on the beautiful banks of the Tyne, a stunning Speigeltent (don’t worry I didn’t know what they were either, but OMG it looks spectacular) will play host to a number of events for adults and families from 14th July to 6th August and they all look amazing!
The Speigeltent will be located on Gateshead Quayside at Baltic Square and I am already super excited to organise which events we will be attending as a family or on a night out with Gareth or my lovely friends.
So whether you want to have some fun with the kids, go on a date night with your partner or organise a night out with your buds, there is literally something for everyone on at the Q festival. Whilst reading through the events list, I am thinking in my head that I want to do this, I want to do that… in fact, I pretty much want to do everything! so if you’re looking for me this summer, you’ll find me at the Speigel.
What is there for kids?
The answer to that question is absolutely loads! Obviously, one of the things I am most excited about is the Dumbo Screenage. “A fun, friendly and immersive screening of a much loved Disney classic!” I would absolutely LOVE to see some of you guys there and spend some time with you all. Could there be any better way to watch Dumbo than in a circus themed Speigeltent where you can buy circus food? I think not and I just cant wait! Get tickets here for Dumbo.
The Dumbo screening is just one of the many children’s events taking place. There is also dance classes, yoga, Artventures, Storytelling, Board games and a Baby rave (OMG – Sooooo excited about this!) To find out full events for family see here ✨
The kids can’t have all of the fun, can they? There are also a number of very exciting events for adults over the summer at Q festival.
There is an evening of creativity called Drink, Draw, Jammin and Paint for any of you artistic types or maybe you just want to try something new.
There is also a number of talks covering various topics including blogging, costume design and theatre, There’s a Gin festival, Quiz , Ping Pong a Gaming event, some creative workshops and a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory screening but a psychedelic version. See full details for adults see here ✨
As well as all of the above, Jesterval, (the North East Comedy festival) will be running alongside Q Festival. Some of the most exciting and finest comedians working in the UK today alongside the best of our local talent will be performing at Jesterval this summer. See Full details here ✨
Will there be food and drink?
Who would ask a question like that? Oops totally guilty! I mean, the first question that came to mind whilst wrting this was ” Is there a bar? and the second was “Will there be any new food to try?” and the answer to both of these is yes!!! Woopee!
The website states that there will be two bars, one inside the Spiegeltent and nother outdoor bar in the beer garden. It then states that “some of the regions favourite street food pop-ups will be on site providing lush foodie noms across the festival,including Scream for Pizza, The Little Fishy, French Pop Up, Green Guerila, Flipin Fast, The Waffle company and more”
My mouth is watering already!
Doesn’t it all sound amazing? And this is only a snap shot of what is happening at Q festival.
If you want to pop over and have a look at all of the events yourself you can find the website here.
The highlights for me are the Dumbo screeing (obvs), Willy Wonka screeing, The baby rave, the Ceilidh, Jesterval and the blogging workshop. However, I think what I am most looking forward to is seeing the beautiful Speigeltent down at the quayside for the first time.
So whether you want to visit to become a bit of a culture vulture, have a fun family day out, see top class comediens or just pop down for a drink with friends, Q festival has everything!
See told you that you will want to visit the North East now! If you do get tickets, let me know and hopefully I will see you there. To book tickets for any of the events from here ✨
Keep magical and I’ll meet you at the Spiegel.
Love Roisin 🌟💫✨