Sunday 6th July

Lots to see, hear, do, eat, drink – and enjoy! Highlights include the Festival Parade from The Cycle Hub up towards Ouseburn Farm, the Rubber Duck Race, the Festival Feast on Malmo Quay, live music on the Festival Stage during the afternoon, and finishing with late music at the Cumberland Reel.

Festival Market and children’s rides

10am onwards at McPhee’s Yard aka Ouseburn Central Car Park

Craft, food and plants market together with children’s rides at McPhee’s Yard.

Family fun at Ouseburn Farm

10am onwards

There are fun activities and events for all throughout the day, including face painting, seed planting workshops, and petting the smaller animals. There’ll also be a buskers’ alley around and in the farm, and an art exhibition in the café. Food and drink are available in the Little Farm Café and you can buy fruit and veg from the Little Farm Shop downstairs.

10am to 3pm Cookie Jar Market – in the upstairs rooms

Gorgeous things to buy.

Talk to the Animals

12 noon and 3pm musical entertainment in the yard for all ages. Come along and learn a little bit more about the animals.

Northern Print at Hoults Yard

10am to 4pm at Hoults Yard

Hoults Yard was built for the renowned Tyneside pottery Malings with many of the original features still evident today, as well as a growing collection of street art. 22 studio users from Northern Print have responded to this unique setting to make and share new work in print.

Unfortunately no disabled access due to steps.

Tour De France Grand Depart Weekend

10am to 4pm The Cycle Hub

It’s the biggest weekend in the cycling calendar and they’ll have everything live from the Grand Depart in Yorkshire on a big screen at the Hub. They’ll have some tour themed food and drinks and everything will be feeling just a little bit French!

Author Event – Dinosaur ROAR with Paul Stickland

10am to 4pm at Seven Stories

Drop in all day

Dinosaurs weak, dinosaurs strong, dinosaurs tall and very, very long are all invited to thunder down to Seven Stories and meet author and illustrator Paul Stickland and celebrate 20 years of Dinosaur Roar!

Paul will be taking up residency in our Creation Station for 2 days to create a HUGE art installation inspired by his best-selling book. Add your mark to the dino-display, ask Paul questions and create your own ferocious 3D T.Rex mask!

Free event, no booking required. Free entry to the centre on Sunday 6th July.

Ouseburn DIY Streets

10am to about 5.30pm, central Ouseburn

Look out for the temporary changes to some of the Ouseburn Streets! Ouseburn Futures, together with xsite architecture, Sustrans, Roots and Wings and Newcastle City Council are working on improving some of Ouseburn’s streets, making them safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. They are doing a trial of some of the ideas during the Festival weekend. Find out more and give your views on the proposals at the gazebo on Lime Street by the Village Green.

Festival Feast organised by The Grazer

11am to 4pm Malmo Quay

Over 20 stalls of food and drinks, local produce, chefs cooking, music and picnic spots at Malmo Quay. 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! From the likes of The French Oven, Electric East, The Feathers Inn, Blackfriars, The Miller’s Daughter, Marco Polo and La Petite Creperie.

Cycle Hub Bike Track

11am to 4pm on Malmo Quay

A chance to learn or improve cycling skills for 6 to 15 year-olds. Find out more…

Bike Doctor free cycle check up

11am to 4pm on Malmo Quay

The Bike Doctors are qualified cycle mechanics who will provide a free check-up and minor repairs for bikes. Bikes are done on a first-come-first-served basis and must be collected before the end of the event.

Igloo Airstream

11am to 4pm Airstream trailer, Malmo Quay

Visit the Airstream trailer for details of The Malings, a new sustainable community with 76 low energy, eco-friendly homes in Ouseburn.

Frontier – art exhibition

11am to 4pm at 36 Lime Street Gallery

Frontier: a print exchange portfolio between fourteen European printers, each of whom studied at the renowned Tamarin Institute, New Mexico, USA. Frontier is part of the International Print Biennale 2014.


11am to 5pm at the Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory hosts an exhibition of works by a group of printmakers who have been shortlisted for their outstanding work as part of the annual Printfest fair. Printfest was set up in 2001 and is an annual art fair which takes place in Cumbria bringing together the best of the UK’s printmakers under one roof.

Painting the Ouseburn

11am to 3pm + exhibition from 4pm to 6pm at the Cumberland Arms

Join an outdoor painting weekend presented by En Plein Air. Bring your own materials and find somewhere in Ouseburn to paint. Register at The Cumberland Arms from 11am – 1pm Sunday. Bring your painting before 3pm on Sunday 6th to the Cumberland Arms. Public exhibition of all entries between 4pm and 6pm. £5 adults, £10 families, £3 concessions.

Airstream Sessions

11.30am at the Airstream on Malmo Quay

Effie performs the first of three live music sets at the igloo Airstream trailer on Sunday.

Festival Parade!

12 noon start at The Cycle Hub

The Festival Parade winds through the Valley, along the riverside walkway, towards Ouseburn Farm. Come and join in!

There’ll be lots of colourful costumes made by the pupils of Hotspur, Chillingham Road, St Lawrence and Byker Primary Schools and a band will play music along the way! Costumes and Decorations assisted by Festival Sticker Art.

Talk to the Animals – a musical entertainment

12 noon at Ouseburn Farm

Musical entertainment in the yard for all ages. Come along and learn a little bit more about the animals.

St Ann’s Church Open Day

12 noon till 4pm at St Ann’s Church

Come and visit us, and be enthralled by the tranquillity and beauty of this place of worship. An 18th Century Grade I Listed Heritage Building off City Road, opposite the Baltic Gallery, serving the Communities of Battlefield, The Ouseburn Valley and The Quayside.

Children’s quiz

Sunday afternoon – hand in by Sunday 13th July 2014

Collect an entry form on Saturday or Sunday from any of these places: Cycle Hub, Seven Stories, Biscuit Factory, Ouseburn Farm, Stepney Bank Stables or the Ouseburn Trust. After answering the questions about the Ouseburn, return your form to any of these venues by Sun 13th July.

Barbecue and family fun

Hotel du Vin

Barbecue in the courtyard, family fun, games, cocktails and al fresco eating.

Explore Ouseburn’s past through photos and film

12 noon to 4pm at Ouseburn Trust, Arch 6

Exhibition of photographs by local man, the late Davey Pearson, featuring Ouseburn and the Quayside photos; and Changing Byker, a display of photos by Richard Blosse, accompanied by snippets from the Trust’s Oral History Archive. Watch a short film about what 8-year old Jenny loved about living and playing in the Ouseburn Valley 100 years ago, and pick up a leaflet so you can explore for yourself what has changed and what is still the same.

Ragwort, Spurge and Vetch – exhibition of prints by Louise Bradley

12noon to 4pm at the Toffee Factory

The screen prints by Louise Bradley exhibited at the Toffee Factory are a visual response to the wild plants growing in the Ouseburn Valley and part of the International Print Biennale 2014.

Print workshop with Louise Bradley

12 noon to 4pm at the Toffee Factory

Print your own wrapping paper with a repeat pattern inspired by the Ouseburn’s wild plant shapes. Free print-based family activity with artist Louise Bradley (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Festival Stage live music

12.30pm onwards at the Festival Stage by Ouseburn Farm

All kinds of music by a variety of performers.

Airstream Sessions

12.30pm at the Airstream on Malmo Quay

Alex Dobson performs the second of three live music sets at the Airstream trailer on Sunday.

Fun and acting

1pm at McPhee’s Yard aka Ouseburn Central Car Park

Pyjama Drama provide entertainment for children.

Victoria Tunnel taster tours

1pm to 4pm – collect free tickets from Arch 6 and take to the Tunnel entrance

Free guided taster tours through the Victoria Tunnel will run from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July. Visitors can collect tickets from Ouseburn Trust at Arch 6 during the festival for specific times and take them along to the tunnel where the Ouseburn  guides will give a brief tour (approximately 40 minutes each tour).

Airstream Sessions

1.30pm at the Airstream on Malmo Quay

Samuel Thomas performs the last of three live music sets at the Airstream trailer on Sunday.

Pony rides

1.30pm to 4.30 pm Stepney Bank Stables

Pony rides in the Outdoor Arena from 1pm to 4.30 pm. Pony rides cost £2. There will also be a chance to meet the ponies and watch riding lessons in the indoor arena and visit our stalls and face painter in the stables’ car park! Special offers on riding lesson bookings available on the day.

Follow the painted horse shoe prints to get to the outdoor riding arena.

Ouseburn Community Project at Ouseburn Festival

2pm to 4pm, Ouseburn Farm

The Ouseburn Community Project will be showcasing a collection of handmade, colourful bricks in and around the Ouseburn Farm as part of the festival weekend. Come along and have a go at printing your own Ouseburn Farm bag, ready to take away (free).

The Cluny’s Rubber Duck Race

3pm (will be announced), between Crawford’s Bridge and the wooden bridge.

Watch the ducks race down the Ousburn! Buy your duck from the Cluny before the festival. Prizes for the first duck to cross the finishing line!

If you have bought your rubber duck at The Cluny and taken it away to decorate, you need to bring it back to The Cluny by 2.30pm to be in the race.

Talk to the Animals – a musical entertainment

3pm at Ouseburn Farm

Musical entertainment in the yard for all ages. Come along and learn a little bit more about the animals.

Cumberland Reel

4pm till late at the Cumberland Arms

The Cumberland Arms brings you live music by Rob Heron and the Tea Pad orchestra, Kari Macleod and the Fugitives, Skylark Song, and Gipsy Dave Smith on the terrace, with food from Pizzette.