The annual Ouseburn Festival is held in Ouseburn, on the eastern side of the Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre. It is less than 1.5 miles from Central Station, Newcastle’s main railway station, to the village green at the heart of the valley. Ouseburn is a unique valley of green spaces and wildlife, music and other cultural industries, a rich industrial heritage, family entertainment in the form of stables, a farm, the centre for childrens’ books, boats and some legendary pubs.
The events and activities throughout the year for all ages include live music, horse riding, storytelling, walks and talks, horse riding; and exhibitions and classes by artists, craftspeople and designers.
The Ouseburn Festival is produced by the East End and Ouseburn Community Association, a charity made up of a group of people with a passion for the Ouseburn and Byker community. The association participates in a programme of activities across the Ouseburn throughout the year and many of its members are involved in running other businesses or facilities in the area.
The first Ouseburn Festival was in July 1996 and has celebrated the Ouseburn Valley every year since then. Other regular events include the Open Studios, Heritage Open Days, the Cumberland Reel, NARC Fest, TUSK Festival, heritage walks, storytelling, and tours through the Victoria Tunnel.
Postal address: Ouseburn Festival, c/o Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road (off Lime Street), Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA
The East End and Ouseburn Community Association is Registered Charity Number 1123860. The Trustees are: Sue Bright, Gareth Cooper, Dave Cross, Ronnie Forster and Jo Hodson.