Summer Graze at Malmo Quay 2015

The Grazer foodOuseburn Festival again has the fabulous foodie market – the Summer Graze – on Malmo Quay on Sunday.

Come down and feast on pies, crepes, cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, macaroons, chocolates, and the best of the North East street food scene!

There are stalls from The Feathers Inn, Longhorns BBQ, La Petit Creperie, Emily’s Brownies, Northumbrian Smokehouse, The Doughnut Guy, French Oven, Wheatberry, Electric East, Gareth James Chocolates, Di Meo’s Ice Cream, Geordie Bangers, North Street Feast, Charlotte’s Butchery, The Goat Company, Jam Jar, Kenspeckle Fudge, North East Organic Growers and Riverford Organics!

Zoetrope workshop

Zoetrope advert.

Zoetrope advert.

There are all kinds of opportunities to be creative at Ouseburn Festival. An unusual one is offered at the Toffee Factory on Sunday 5th July 2015.

Artist Chris Folwell will be running 30 Minute workshops (12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm), showing you how to assemble your very own zoetrope to take home with you.

There’ll also be hot drinks and sweet treats from Heaton Perk cafe, fun craft activities and wacky and brilliant, yet rarely screened, versions of Alice in Wonderland.


News of the 2015 Ouseburn Festival in The Chronicle!

Ouseburn Festival poster 2015

Ouseburn Festival poster 2015

The Ouseburn Festival 2015 is in The Chronicle.

All the weekend’s events – including NARC. Fest 2015 – are now listed in our What’s On pages.

The 2015 Festival Map is online so you can see where all the Festival attraction are.

Download the Ouseburn Festival 2015 Programme (pdf) if you can’t wait to get a printed copy (these will be available in the Valley at the weekend).


Rubber Duck Race 2014 at 3pm on Sunday

Update to Rubber Duck Race time on Sunday

If you’ve taken away your Cluny Rubber Duck Race duck to decorate it, you need to have it back at The Cluny by 2.30pm on Sunday 6th July 2014.

For all spectators, the Rubber Duck Race is due to start at 3pm. It should be a quick race – so make sure you’re ready for the start of it or you might miss it! It starts at Crawford’s Bridge and finishes at the wooden bridge.

Music, music everywhere at NARC. Fest

NARC Fest 2014 logo

Saturday 5th July 2014

The Cluny


Vinyl Jacket


Weird Shapes

The Tyne Bar in partnership with Confusion Is Next





Big Fail

The Free Trade


Peculiar Disco Moves

Too Spicy


The Voluntears

The Tanners


Head of Light Entertainment

John & The Ragmen

High Tide 15:47

Skylark Song

Cumberland Arms


The Broken Broadcast


Lunar Bells

3 At Sea

Star and Shadow Cinema in partnership with A Glimpse Of Paradise


The Family Elan

Skull Mansions

Pentecostal Party

Other Fires

Zassō Fūkei

Noize Choir

DJs Richard Dawson, Radio Hut & more


Have a go Sweet Art

Set of Drawers long crafty table

Set of Drawers long crafty table

Set of Drawers, a group of illustrators from the North East of England, are asking for your help in transforming Toffee Factory into a crafty ‘Sweetie Shop’, full of themed creative activities as part of the Ouseburn Festival weekend fun. Help to build and create the terrific Toffee Machine, add to a string of colourful paper bunting or to make your own sweetie brooches.

Drop in anytime between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday 7th July – no need to prebook a space in advance.

Planning Ouseburn Festival 2013

Planning Ouseburn Festival 2013 starts on Tuesday 29th January 2013 after the AGM at 5.30pm, at The Cumberland Arms.

This year we want to celebrate 135 years of bridging the Ouseburn Valley with 3 exciting events:

May – Glasshouse Bridge celebrations

July – our traditional Summer Festival

October – Byker Bridge celebrations.

Come along to the meeting. We need ideas, we need volunteers.

Get in touch: