Party Supplies Online | #1 Discount Party Store [Shindigs]
Your one stop party shop! A huge range of party supplies online shipped Australia wide.
Looking for super fun, colourful and unique party supplies for your next big event?
Whatever decorations you need for your next event, you’re almost guaranteed to find it here at Shindigs!
Based in Lambton, Newcastle, Shindigs has a team of professional partiers on hand to help find the perfect party supplies for you. Each of our team members specialise in a specific section of our warehouse – from costumes to confectionery, we can find exactly what you need to pull off the perfect party.
With over 18,000+ discount party supplies to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect products for your next event!We have a massive range of lollies, party decorations, catering supplies and costumes to suit all kinds of parties. If it’s birthday supplies you’re looking for, we’ve got party supplies for all ages – from first birthdays all the way up to 100th birthdays! Make your family and friends feel special with games, birthday candles, balloons, bubbles and more, all in their favourite colours and designs.
Alternatively, browse through our discount party supplies and products by theme, occasion or colour – you can narrow down your search and find the perfect accessories for your next event, or contact us using the live chat box for fast customer service. Our team is on hand to help find the party supplies you need.
No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, Shindigs has the supplies you need to ensure everyone has an unforgettable time.
With a wide range of party supplies online, planning a party has never been easier!
The best part about Shindigs party store? You can shop for party supplies online right now and have a huge range of party supplies shipped straight to your door. Our online store is fitted with a secure check-out, live customer service and super cheap delivery!
Same great service and affordable party products – minus having to leave the comfort of your own home. Planning a party has never been easier.
Balloons for every occasion!
Please note that ordering inflated balloons and balloon arrangements can only be done through our store in Newcastle, NSW. Due to the nature of transporting helium there is no option to order inflated balloons through our online store. All balloons purchased online are shipped flat and uninflated. Please contact us if you would like any further information or would like to organise inflated balloons and arragnements to be picked up from our Newcastle store.
Since 2003 Shindigs has been helping Novacastrians decorate their parties and functions with balloons and balloon decorations! From smaller air-filled centrepieces, to helium-filled table and floor height arrangements, archways and more! Our friendly staff will help you throughout the whole process – from choosing the right colours and design all the way to the day that your creations get delivered or picked up. We even show you how to do them yourselves!
If you are wanting to inflate the balloons yourself click here for more information.
If you would like us to do the balloons for you, or are just after some inspiration, have a browse through the images below to view some designs we have done in the past. This is just a small snippet of what we can achieve and our balloon team is constantly coming up with new arranagements, colour combinations and table centrepieces, so if you can’t find what you’re after please come visit us at our store in Lambton, we would be more than happy to help!
Please note that we are only able to inflate and deliver balloons within the Newcastle area – if your function is in the Newcastle area call us on (02) 4950 9561 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you! Because everyone is unique and all of our arrangements are custom made we do not have set prices – feel free to contact our friendly staff for a quote today!
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Balloons @ Shindigs – Our Commitment to You
We love balloons and love talking about balloons. We love inflating and arranging balloons for our customers and can create some amazing effects with balloons. We have been inflating, arranging & delivering balloons across Newcastle for the last 15 years. Most of the time balloons are pure fun, but please be aware of the following ….
- By their very nature, balloons are extremely fragile. Very occasionally, they will fail due to their fragile nature. This is not something we can foresee or predict. This is not something we like. This is something we hate. We work really hard to make sure our customers are happy 100% of the time!
- Balloons are very easily damaged – sometimes by touching them onto things. We cannot be held responsible if this happens.
- Balloons are affected by temperature – both the heat and the cold affect what happens to their size and their float time. We go to great lengths to educate our customers on how best to care for balloons, in terms of their storage and transportation. Once balloons leave our store, however, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to them.
- To keep failures to an absolute minimum, we use only the highest quality balloons – Decrotex, Qualatex, Anagram are just a few of the leading global balloon brands that we use. Within the “balloon world” these are considered the best quality balloons available.
- Wherever possible, we inflate balloons with sufficient lead time, so that any fault in the balloon would become apparent to our staff before the balloon leaves the store. It would then be replaced at that time.
- Treating a clear balloon with Hifloat (to prolong its life) can make a clear balloon look cloudy. We do not advise treating clear balloons with Hifloat. Extreme heat can also make a clear balloon look cloudy. We always inflate clear balloons as late as possible, but on a super hot day, we cannot be held responsible if clear balloons do go slightly cloudy.
- Each week, we inflate and arrange thousands of balloons. The failure rate of balloons we use is less than 1%. When we are delivering balloons for customers, we always carry spares and will fix and replace any balloon that fails during the delivery process, up until the time the driver has handed over the balloons. If anything happens beyond that time, we require the customer to bring the faulty balloon back to Shindigs and we’ll investigate the issue and respond appropriately.
- Where customers collect and transport inflated balloons themselves (or helium tanks), regardless of the distance (short or far), or regardless of the lack of time a customer might have to come back to Shindigs, our warranty remains that it is the customer’s responsibility to return them to Shindigs in the event of a problem. When the balloons are returned we’ll then investigate the issue and respond appropriately. We cannot travel from Shindigs to your location in the unlikely event that a balloon has a fault that is only evident after you have left the store.
- If a customer is unable (due to lack of time or distance) to return the balloon on the day, we request that a customer supplies a date and time stamped photograph which clearly shows the problem or fault that will allow us to respond to that issue accordingly.
- We are happy to inflate balloons for customers that have not been purchased from Shindigs. We accept no responsibility for the failure of any balloon not purchased at Shindigs, whether this is evident whilst the balloon is in our store, or after it has left.
- Enjoy your balloons. Fill your parties with balloons, but remember – a balloon is just a balloon, and like all of us, sometimes a balloon isn’t perfect.
Thankyou – Shindigs Management
Store Location & Opening Hours
Our current trading hours are:
MONDAY 9:00 – 5:00
TUESDAY 9:00 – 5:00
THURSDAY 9:00 – 7:00
FRIDAY 9:00 – 5:00
SATURDAY 9:00 – 4:30
SUNDAY 9:30 – 3:00
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – CLOSED
In response to the COVID-19 virus, at Shindigs we have implemented the following strategies for the safety of all our customers and our staff:
- Our staff will not come to work in the event that they show any flu like symptoms or have any signs or feelings of unwellness.
- Our staff have been instructed to immediately advise management and not come to work in the event that they become aware that they may have been in contact with someone found to have the COVID-19 virus, or in the event that they themselves are tested positive to the virus.
- Our staff will do their best to maintain 1.5 metres from each other and from customers at all times.
- Our staff have been trained and educated about regular hand washing with soap and hygiene procedures that they must implement whilst at work and at home.
- Our staff have been instructed to follow carefully all Government directions with regards to social distancing.
- Our staff, where possible, will wear disposable gloves whilst doing their duties. Please ask our staff if you would like a pair of disposable gloves to wear whilst you do your shopping.
- To protect our staff and other customers we ask that if you show any flu like symptoms or have any signs or feelings of unwellness that you refrain from visiting our store (please shop online instead at www.shindigs.com.au).
- Where staff become aware of any customer showing signs of unwellness they will be asked to immediately leave the store for the safety of our other customers and the staff.
- Due to the significant size of our warehouse we will at all times ensure that we meet the Government rules regarding indoor social distancing.
- Entry into our store is via an automatic door, minimising contact.
- Where possible, please use contactless card payments in-store, though cash will still be accepted.
- We ask customers where possible to please refrain from handling products until you have made your decision to purchase. If you need help with any products please speak to one of our staff members.
- If you would prefer not to shop in-store please place an order on our webstore (www.shindigs.com.au) or give us a call and our staff will take your order for either delivery or pickup.
We believe at this tough time it’s important for morale to be able to celebrate, in some small way, life’s milestones with your children and family. We’ll do our best to continue to be open in order for you to do so.
We truly are all in this together and as a Nation we will get through this. Your support during this time means more to us now more than ever.
From our family to yours, be kind to each other and take care.
Mark & Kate and the Shindigs team.
3/31 Griffiths Rd
Lambton NSW 2299
Store Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 7:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 4:30
Sunday: 9:30 – 3:00
Webstore Help Desk Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
(02) 4950 9561
Shindigs is located on Griffiths Road at Lambton in Newcastle, near the intersection of Griffiths Road and Turton Road. We are just around the corner from McDonald Jones Stadium (the Newcastle Knights Hunter Stadium). Look out for our road sign (see below) between O’Briens Glass on the corner and Hadleys Cycles (the bright orange building) 200m towards the freeway.
Coming from the CBD (the East)
Travel along Griffiths Road, heading west. When you reach Turton Road, the major traffic light intersection where you turn left to go to McDonald Jones Stadium, go straight across and we are approximately 150m up on the left hand side.
Coming from the freeway and Wallsend (the West)
Travel along Newcastle Road until it becomes Griffiths Road at Lambton. When you get to Turton Road, the major traffic light intersection where you turn right to go to McDonald Jones Stadium, turn right. Turnaround down Turton Road and come back to Griffiths Road. Turn left onto Griffiths Road and we are approximately 150m up on the left hand side.
Coming from Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace or Maitland (the North)
Travel along Industrial Drive or the Pacific Highway as if you are heading towards Newcastle. At Mayfield turn right onto Hanbury Street, go over the railway line, and get onto Turton Road. When you get to the major traffic light intersection of Turton Road and Griffiths Road (the Knights Stadium is across the intersection on the left hand side) turn right and we are approximately 150m up on the left hand side.
Coming from Swansea, Belmont or Charlestown (the South)
Travel north along the Pacific Highway and turn left onto Northcott Drive. Travel north along Northcott which will become Bridges Road. Travel straight across Lambton Road and Bridges Road will become Turton Road (the Knights Stadium will be on your right hand side). When you get to the major traffic light intersection with Griffiths Road turn left and we are approximately 150m up on the left hand side
If you get stuck – call us for directions: (02) 4950 9561
5 Best Party Supplies Stores in NewcastleParty Balloons. Source: Pexels
Below is a list of the top and leading Party Supplies Stores in Newcastle. To help you find the best Party Supplies Stores located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Newcastle’s Best Party Supplies Stores:
The top rated Party Supplies Stores in Newcastle are:
- Palm & Pine
ShindigsShindigs. Source: Screenshot from www.shindigs.com.au
Shindigs is founded by Mark and Kate Streeter in the Griffiths Road of Lambton in 2003. They have comprehensive selections for balloons, catering supplies, decorations, fancy dress, wigs and hats, cake decorating supplies, birthday invitations, wedding supplies, baby shower decorations, party games supplies and other party needs. They have staff working on each category to ensure that highest quality of each item.
Balloons, Catering Supplies, Decorations, Fancy Dress, Wigs & Hats, Cake Decorating Dupplies, Birthday Invitations, Wedding Supplies, Baby Shower Decorations, Party games Supplies, Other Party Needs
Address: 3/31 Griffiths Rd, Lambton NSW 2299
Phone: (02) 4950 9561
“Excellent range of face paint and also I was surprised at the lolly collection too! This is the first stop people should go to if planning a party! Also had dress up options!” – Shannon U.
Palm and PinePalm and Pine. Source: Screenshot from www.palmandpine.com.au
Palm & Pine is a party supply store located in the Parry Street of Newcastle West. They have various elegant and sophisticated collections of partyware, balloons, desk and paper items, home supply, decor, gifts, kitchen items, bar and entertaining items that are essential for various events. Customers are always greeted by their delightful staff who are always available to assist with your needs. They provide great suggestions for any items and they will never fail you. Customers will always get what they need in their store.
Partyware, Balloons, Desk & Paper, Home, Decor & Gifts, Kitchen, Bar & Entertaining
Address: 67 Parry St, Newcastle West NSW 230
Phone: (02) 8328 0378
“Thank you for your excellent service & creativeness on designing our daughters 18th Birthday Balloons, Custom Balloon creations that make any event stand out. Highly recommend Palm and Pine Party co. Thanks.” – Karina & Andrew Theacos
SpotlightSpotlight. Source: Screenshot from www.spotlightstores.com
Spotlight is considered one of the largest family-owned and operated Australian business that provides fabrics, craft and homewares to their million customers. They have more than 6,700 employees who are highly-trained and skilled in providing the highest standard of customer service to all customers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Spotlight has amazing selections that are almost complete. Customers can find any crafts that they need. The store also specialises in providing comprehensive and outstanding stocks of fabrics. The best thing is everything is sold at affordable prices.
Gift Cards, Craft & Hobbies, Party Supplies, Halloween Supplies, & Many More
Address: 711 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4040 1500
“Lovely helpful staff who don’t judge me for rifling through the offcuts bin for 10 minutes sometimes, seems a little understaffed, but everyone is really friendly, and the shop has a good range.” – Kalinda Gibson
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5 Best Balloon Shops in Newcastle 🥇
Below is a list of the top and leading Balloon Shops in Newcastle. To help you find the best Balloon Shops located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Newcastle’s Best Balloon Shops:
The top-rated Balloon Shops in Newcastle are:
- Shindigs – your one-stop-shop for quality party supplies
- Balloonaway – one of the longest-serving balloon suppliers in Newcastle
- Spotlight Bennetts Green – offers a wide range of exciting balloons
- Palm and Pine – your source of unique and special balloons
- Balloon Boutique – has a range of balloon bouquets, décor, and more
Shindigs starts off our list as one of the leading balloon shops here in Newcastle. In fact, this is your one-stop shop for all things party in the city. Here, you can find an extensive array of balloons for every special occasion imaginable.
Aside from balloons, they also stock up on party must-haves. These include wine glasses, confetti poppers, cakes toppers, and the like. For your convenience, you can have your orders shipped right to your doorstep. Browse through their website today to find the perfect set of balloons for your upcoming party!
Balloons, Wine Glasses, Cake Toppers, Pinatas, and more
Address: 3/31 Griffiths Rd, Lambton NSW 2299
Phone: (02) 4950 9561
“It amazed me how many different balloons were stocked for every type of fascination. All sorts of party supplies, decorations, etc. The staff are warm and friendly to your needs and can create your balloon feature while you wait. Mum was definitely impressed by her arrangement of balloons for her 77th Birthday.” – Wil Davies
Balloonaway comes next on our list. This is one of the longest-serving balloon and party suppliers, wholesalers, and distributors here in Newcastle. No matter what the occasion is, they definitely have the party supplies that you need.
On top of that, you can have your own bouquets created to your liking. These also provide pre-determined bouquets and gift packs. If you live in the inner Newcastle NSW Suburbs then your in luck because they can deliver your items on the same day. Check out their featured items today!
Balloons, Gift Packs, Party Supplies, Delivery Services, and more
Address: 25 Pacific Hwy, Gateshead NSW 2290
Phone: (02) 4969 2244
“Balloonaway was fantastic! The helium was VERY well priced, the staff was REALLY helpful, I spoke to Michelle who made everything easy and helped me to estimate how much helium I needed. Great experience, would defiantly recommend!” – Ingrid Hutchings
Spotlight Bennetts Green
Spotlight makes an appearance on our listings yet again. This time, it is for their location in Bennetts Green. Truly, every Spotlight store brings you a wide variety of items for your home and hobbies. When it comes to party supplies, you will surely find an excellent range of balloons here.
Moreover, their large collection of party supplies covers a lot of party themes. These include calendar holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, and hen parties. No matter what style you fancy, you will surely find the balloons you are looking for a Spotlight.
Balloons, Party Decorations, Baking Needs, Costumes, and more
Address: Building 3 Tenancy 8/20 Pacific Hwy, Bennetts Green NSW 2290
Phone: (02) 4915 5400
“The staff at this Spotlight are always so helpful. I forgot to take my walking stick with me and this beautiful young lady assisted me to my car. Such fantastic service” – Kay Curtis
Palm and Pine
Palm and Pine is a well-known balloon shop in Newcastle. If you are in search of premium party goods for a special occasion, you might want to drop by this store. Here, you will find a curated selection of top-quality balloons, stationery, and party gifts. Whether you are celebrating an intimate family gathering or a big corporate event – you will find the perfect party must-haves here.
In addition to that, they provide balloon pick-up and delivery services by appointment. The team at this award-winning party shop is also known for its exceptional customer service. Browse their website to learn more!
Balloons, Stationery, Home Décor, Gifts, and more
Address: 67 Parry St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
Phone: (02) 8328 0378
“Perfect boutique party shop for your next occasion. The staff are helpful and friendly and their balloons are so beautiful!!” – Rochelle McLennan
Finally, Balloon Boutique completes our list. At this go-to balloon store, you can buy DIY balloon kits and unleash your creativity. These kits come with easy-to-follow instructions. No doubt, your event will look fantastic in no time.
You can also rely on their staff to deliver your balloon bouquet flowers right to you. Whether these are for simple get-togethers or for an important event, you can rely on them. Truly, they help you create events that are memorable, special, and enjoyable. Visit their website today to see what they have in store for you!
Balloon Bouquets, DIY Balloon Kits, Delivery Services, and more
Address: 3B/158 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone: (02) 4943 8299
“We had 21st Birthday Balloons made and they looked beautiful, they were exactly what we asked for right down to colours and filigree patterns! They looked very fancy, have used these guys before and will use them again, such friendly people to deal with. Thanks so much” – Lisa Marquett
Extraordinary Party Supplies Sydney & NewcastleExtraordinary Party Supplies in Sydney
Throwing a great party can be a logistical nightmare to plan, simple things like catering for food and drinks can turn into a headache. Then there is the entertainment and materials that need to be taken into account.
A-Z Party Supplies in Sydney will ensure you have nothing to worry about when it comes to entertaining your party. The wide range of items will ensure you can order your perfect ideas and thoughts come to life from the comfort of your home and at affordable prices.
Avoiding common mistakes like not having enough cups or decorations will save you from a lot of embarrassment around close family and friends. A great party doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands on clowns, animals and bands.
It can be as simple as filling the spaces with colourful balloons and banners hanging from the ceiling, saving you the stresses from thinking you have underachieved. It is also important that your supplies are high quality to ensure they maintain their function and look throughout the entire party.
As well as this, if you purchasing high quality supplies, they may even last for more than one event, therefore saving you even more money in the long run. So if you are looking to take your bash to the next level, it is time to invest in some awesome supplies.How Our Services Work
Our business model is built on the frameworks on providing customers with the best quality services and products in the market. The ongoing strive to deliver this provides customers with a wide range of birthday party supplies and other items that suit any occasion and will make the celebration an unforgettable one.
The friendly team will make sure your enquiries are not left aside, rather our services provide 24/7 customer service help with any queries. We understand that without our customers we wouldn’t be successful. Every action we take is with the customers in mind. We strive to ensure that each and every customer has a positive experience everything they choose our services.
This is why we have so many repeat customers! We love to help you choose the best supplies to ensure you have an awesome celebration. As party animals ourselves, we know the difference between an average celebration and an awesome one – and it usually comes down to the supplies and decorations!The Services We Offer
When it comes to the best party planning, we offer the most affordable and reliable party supplies services in the Sydney CBD. The hardest part about executing the most exciting celebrations is often the items you choose to decorate; running around the local shopping centres trying to locate the even smallest yet crucial items can be an absolute headache.
Never again will you need that problem with our online presence, the wide range of accessories and product categories for various occasions’ means if you name it, we’ll probably have it. We pride ourselves in the sheer amount of different products we have available in our store. As well as this, we are always looking for the next big thing and for more products to add to our collection.
The shipping policies are cheap and simple, a flat $9.95 dollar fee at any location in Australia, and it usually takes up to 3 business days for the order to arrive at your doorstep, meaning you don’t need the stresses of locating the items after a long stressful day at work, why not just order it from work!When Buying Supplies Online Is The Way To Go
Online party supplies have become an important strategy for many businesses. These days, everything and everyone is online. The constant technological advancements are providing more and more platforms to shop, no matter where you are.
There are many options available on the website to tailor the search and browse a wide variety of supplies. Shopping online will save you a lot of time, instead of walking into a store and walking around like a headless chicken searching for the different materials, why not go online and easily search for the items at the comfort of your home.
The additional affordable deals that shopping online can provide is another incentive to create an account and start searching. There are numerous deals when you spend over a certain amount of money, such as free shipping costs and additional free items. Many physical store locations will charge premium prices and make it difficult to pinpoint every item in the store.
It is customary for websites these days to offer customer service integrated platforms to help you whilst you surf the website, any questions or enquires about particular products requires asking simple questions via the customer service system.
No matter what kind of party it is, whether it’s for adults or children, the best party supplies in Sydney will be sure to have the items for every demographic, age and gender, making the party planning process a piece of cake.What Can You Buy online?
Party supplies in the Sydney CBD are often hard to find, our offer a range of items that can be purchased online, helium tanks are one of the more popular items, the time saved from not having to blow up balloons manually provides more time for other important preparation.
The affordable prices are a cost effective way to cheer up an event, and who doesn’t love balloons! The wide range of online hats available gives you the selection needed for any sort of theme; some of the most popular include the Australia day range and police hats.
Instead of walking into a store and wondering where all the items you need are, why not hop online at the comforts of your home and conveniently select the items you need. This is sure to save you a lot of time, so you can focus on other aspects of the bash, like catering and the guest list.Benefits of Party Supplies
Great parties are all about celebration and making memories – everyone deserves a stress free party in terms of the planning and organising. Make that party bigger and better with the help of party supplies. With quality supplies you know that they will last the wear and tear of even the most physical guests (i.e. 20 kids aged 7 at a NRL themed party)!
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular items to give your celebration that extra memorable punch:
- Decorations – making use of proper party supplies will turn your home into an appropriate party venue. There are plenty of generic decorations that don’t necessarily have to align with the theme, it is important to fill the space, whether inside or outside. Balloons and banners are perfect items to do this; they are not only affordable, but extremely reliable and easy to put up. No matter where you are going to have your party or the type of celebration it is, decorations are certainly a must.
- Costumes – without a doubt one of the more proactive items, it can turn any gathering into a fun and enjoyable night. There are extensive options available both in the stores and online, whether it the Avatar theme or the 70’s themed party, we will be sure to be have it.
Everyone loves a good party, no matter how old you are. There are many occasions during the year that give you the excuse to throw a gathering amongst family and friends. Birthdays are a great start, perhaps celebrating a special milestone such as a 21st or 30th are more feasible reasons to throw a big party.
Obviously you will want to make it as memorable as possible for yourself; however you must think about others attending the event. Simple birthday party supply decorations such balloons and banners hanging from roof are surprisingly more effective that at first glance, it’s more about the fact you are filling up the space and giving it a more funky and fun appeal.
Office parties can often bring sides of colleagues you never thought were possible, with a fun theme, the celebration will be complemented with even the most exotic items. No matter the size of your office, there is always room for at least some festivity supplies.
The extensive range in different items for themes such as Christmas, Australia day, engagement and retirement to name a few, will ensure your office party will be a unforgettable one and be the talk of office for the following weeks and months.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas party filled with exciting costumes and decorations that complement the annual turkey and ham feast surrounded by close family? Tableware, napkins, glasses and table runners to name a few, will be the centre piece of your celebration, so the importance of aesthetically pleasing tableware will be a great start.
Apart from the presents under the Christmas tree, bon bons will encourage the fun and excitement, especially for the children and young adults. Not only will it bring the family to its knees in laughter, the decorative addition encourages that special Christmas aroma.
Christmas is certainly a time where family and friends get together and celebrate. Ensure that when you host Christmas at your place, it is the one that family and friends don’t forget. Make it a Christmas to remember with appropriate festive decorations.Important Things To Know About Quality Party Supplies
Investing in quality birthday party supplies, or any other supplies for that matter, will go a long way in terms the duration and whether they can be salvaged for the next party around the corner. Taking a trip down to the local discount store will probably save you a lot of money when you need quick and easy items.
However, investing in quality materials will ensure you can reuse the items again and save you from the stresses of having to go through the motions of stressing and trying to organise again. We take great care when choosing the type of supplies we stock in our online store. Our staff understands the importance of high quality supplies.
For example, purchasing a costume that is cheap and made from materials that will likely break down will probably get you through the party, however it will most likely need to be chucked out straight after.
Alternatively, choosing party supplies online from us will translate to being able to reuse the item for up and coming events, and bring it out for the next costume party, saving mountains of stresses and money in the long run.
Planning an extraordinary party shouldn’t have the dreaded remarks that many people associate it with; rather it should be a stress free and exciting process so that your closest friends and family can enjoy. By purchasing quality supplies, you take another step into ensuring the celebration is a stress free as possible.
Party supplies Sydney has everything you need from simple decorations such as balloons and tableware to exotic costumes and sporting items. The affordable and efficient online platform can save a great deal of stress and time with going into physical stores. As well as this, we have a customer service team available to speak and answer any questions you may have.
You can simply have a look on the internet and purchase party supplies online after work and order the desired items that you think will make the party a memorable one. Not only this, but our party supplies will be at your door even faster than you ever thought possible!
So, if you are thinking about purchasing some quality party supplies, you have certainly come to the right place.
The Base Warehouse | Party Shop & Homewares Store Online
The Base Warehouse offers the best and most affordable party supplies in Australia. You’ll find everything you need for your next party. From balloons to party decorations, drinkware to tableware, costumes to costume accessories, our wide range of over 60,000 products online will have you covered for any type of birthday, themed event or occasion.
The Base Warehouse is a long-established store that offers a huge range of products from homewares to everyday essentials and party supplies, all in the one place! You can shop over 50,000 items in over 500 categories on our website, with new products coming in everyday. Best of all, we offer really low prices, so you can always pick up a bargain.
Our party shop will get you ready to celebrate
One of our biggest and most popular categories is our party shop, where you can pick up everything you need to host the perfect party, all on one site! Our party store is perfect for planning all sorts of shindigs, from birthdays to baby showers, and if you check back around Halloween and Christmas time, you’ll find loads of fun seasonal decorations.
Our party warehouse stocks party supplies at low prices, with easy delivery across Australia. You can pick up balloons, party decorations, decorations, favours, lollies, gift wrapping, and much more. Shopping at our party warehouse online makes it easy to create an awesome party no matter what your theme.
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Is your home in need of a bit of a makeover? In our homewares store, you’ll find lots of low-price home goods that will easily brighten up your living spaces. From cushions and soft furnishings to wall décor, dining sets, and home decorations, you’ll soon be able to spruce up your living space. Our homewares are excellent value and can bring your home up to date on a budget.
At The Base Warehouse, we have lots of useful, inexpensive items for around the home and day-to-day essentials, as well as a party shop with everything you need for a celebration. Shop online and enjoy delivery across Australia including NSW, VIC, and QLD.90,000 Newcastle attractions – what to see in 2021. OrangeSmile.com A large industrial city located in the lower reaches of the Tyna River. The founder of the city was the son of William the Conqueror – Robert Carthus, the first mention of the city dates back to 1080. On the site of the city, a New Castle was erected (hence the name), which was intended to store salt and coal mined in this area. In addition to the fact that the region was rich in deposits of metal, salt and coal, it also amazed with the splendor of natural landscapes, there are many beautiful lakes and spacious meadows.In Newcastle, travelers will find a lot of interesting entertainment.Ouse Burn center is located on the territory of the old industrial district. The area has preserved ancient mills and … Open Newcastle is popular with tourists and is a very lively and bustling city. Holidays will certainly appeal to those who love fiery parties, there are many discos, bars and nightclubs.Musical performances are often held right in the squares. Naturally, the bulk of the newcomers are young people. The best nightclubs can be found in the Bigg Market area. The choice is truly huge – from modern dance floors overflowing with modern technology to small cozy bars. One of the most popular establishments is the Taxido Royal Club, equipped on board the ship. In addition to the noisy parties, the city boasts an excellent selection of theatrical performances.Local theaters regularly host performances by well-known troupes such as the Royal Shakespeare Troupe and the National Opera. In addition, the city occupies one of the leading places in Europe in terms of the number of shopping centers and shops. One of the newest and most popular is the Eldon Square center, and the Metrocentre shopping center is located near the city and also occupies one of the leading places in terms of attendance. Great restaurants, many shops and parties – everything any tourist needs.Copyright www.orangesmile.com 1. Locals speak a special local dialect that may be incomprehensible even to those who know English well. Phrasebooks are sold everywhere in the city, with the help of which … Open Fans of historical sights will have the opportunity to visit Adrianov Val. This is the name of part of the surviving defensive structures that were built in the era of the Roman Empire.The scale of this structure is simply amazing, initially its length was about 120 km. The defensive wall was named after the Emperor Hadrian, huge sections of it managed to survive until the 18th century. Many parts of the defensive rampart were destroyed during the construction of roads in the 18th – 19th centuries, and small surviving fragments today have the status of important historical sites. The most important religious monument for the city is the Church of St. Nicholas.The very first wooden temple in its place was built in the 11th century, and in 1216 it was completely destroyed during a fire. Only by the middle of the 14th century, a new stone cathedral was rebuilt in its place, like many years ago, today its important feature is a high openwork tower. It was built back in 1448 and served as a lighthouse for many years. Within the walls of the cathedral there are many unique treasures, including ancient sculptures and decoration elements, which are several hundred years old.Newcastle will pleasantly surprise guests with a variety of hotels of various levels. The most upscale hotel in the city, the Slieve Donard, is located in a beautiful historic building that looks more like a castle. In the very center of Newcastle, there is the beautiful Church of the Virgin Mary, which is also of great architectural interest. This is the tallest church in the city, its spire is directed up to 70 meters.The church was built in the middle of the 19th century and is a striking neo-Gothic monument. During the Second World War, the building of the church was badly damaged, almost all of its unique stained-glass windows were destroyed. In the post-war years, the original interior of the church was completely restored. A special attraction for the city is its bridges, the most famous of which is the Millennium Bridge. Connecting Gateshead and Newcastle, this spectacular modern bridge is unique in design.It consists of two main arches that can rotate 40 degrees around their axis. This design allows large ships to pass under the bridge without difficulty; many tourists always gather to observe the work of the tilt bridge. For the unusual design of its arches, this amazing bridge received the unofficial name “Winking Eye”.
Cultural attractions in NewcastleBoth on the territory of the city and in its immediate environs there are a lot of historical sights; fans of excursions will definitely not lack in the choice of places to visit.To the north of the city is the ancient Newcastle castle, which is considered one of the main historical symbols of the region. The very first wooden fort was built in its place more than a thousand years ago, as the researchers managed to establish, earlier in its place was an Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
The castle, which guests of the city can see today, was erected in the 12th century; many elements of its architecture have been preserved unchanged from the moment of construction. In the period from the 16th to the 18th century, the castle was converted into a prison; on its lower level, old cells have been preserved.During the Second World War, the ancient castle became one of the main rescue points for local residents; they hid in its dungeons during bombing. Now the entire territory of the castle is open for excursions; there is an observation deck on its roof, which is considered one of the best in the region.In the vicinity of the city there is a unique archaeological site – Hadrian’s Wall. This earthen rampart was built during the reign of the Roman Empire, initially its length was about 120 km.Part of the stone wall has survived to this day, it is interesting that researchers have not been able to accurately figure out its original purpose. No defensive structures were built near the wall, it could have been erected just like the embodiment of the power of the Roman Empire. Now along the ancient wall there is a hiking trail, during a walk along which you can see not only fragments of ancient buildings, but also the natural attractions of these places. Several beautiful old churches have survived in Newcastle; St.Nicholas Cathedral. The very first wooden church in its place was built in the 11th century; it existed for a little over a hundred years and was completely destroyed by fire. The cathedral was restored in the middle of the 14th century.It was originally distinguished by its luxurious architectural design. Its main feature is an openwork tower, which with its outlines a bit resembles a lantern. More about cultural attractions
Entertainment in NewcastleIn Newcastle, travelers will find a lot of interesting entertainment.Ouse Burn center is located on the territory of the old industrial district.The area has preserved ancient mills and warehouses, which are now used for trade and cultural needs. Here is the largest trading platform in Europe, where works of art are traded. In one of the old industrial buildings, a music bar was opened, which is distinguished by first-class equipment. In this area there are entertainment facilities for children, for example, there is a children’s literature center. Ouse Burn hosts interesting events throughout the year.Here you can attend master classes, music concerts and literary evenings; a special entertainment program awaits tourists with children.
Newcastle is considered one of the best cities in the UK for evening lovers, the choice of nightclubs and bars is simply huge. The Paradiso Bar is a cozy place for a wide range of guests. In the daytime, it works like an ordinary cafe, and in the evenings lovers of beer, exotic cocktails and elite alcohol gather here.In addition to drinks, visitors are offered a rich selection of snacks and specialties, one of the main features of the bar is that it hosts regular live concerts. Famous jazz and blues performers from all over the world perform here.Salsa fans will find it interesting to visit the Salsa Club. It has a stylish themed design, where you can always enjoy your favorite food and drinks to the sound of salsa. In the evening, this club also often hosts live performances, with famous DJs and musicians performing here.The most popular area for fans of nightlife is Bigg Market, where the most famous nightclubs and bars are concentrated. Many of them work in the daytime as ordinary restaurants and cafes, so you can relax and have fun here day and night. Among the city’s pubs, the Crown Posada stands out; it is located in a historic Victorian building. Here every evening beer lovers gather, the pub serves rare varieties from local breweries that are not exported to other cities.The pub is notable for its design in the style of past years, if in one of the evenings there are no live performances of musicians, then visitors are offered to listen to records on a gramophone. Fans of modern music and dance should definitely visit the Digital Club, which is the most party-going and high-tech place in the city. Its visitors have access to a huge dance floor, on which, in addition to incendiary discos, enchanting show programs are held. The loudest parties in this club are held on Saturdays.More about entertainment
Newcastle attractions for families with childrenNewcastle will be a great place for an active holiday with children.There are many entertainment centers, picturesque parks and interesting sights in the city. During the warmer months, fans of outdoor activities will be interested in visiting the TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle. It is located on the territory of a picturesque forested area.This adventure park is equipped with many incredible attractions.Its visitors can walk along rope bridges among the crowns of trees, go through an interesting obstacle course and enjoy the surrounding natural splendor.In this amusement park, there are suitable attractions for both young children and adults.
With older children, you can visit the Jet Flight Simulator entertainment center, which will appeal to fans of game simulators. In this center, visitors are offered to learn how to fly an airplane; the game room simulates the cockpit of an airplane as accurately as possible. Accompanied by an instructor, visitors to the center can learn how to lift a “plane” into the air, control it and land; this entertainment center is popular not only among children, but also among adults.Slice Virtual Golf is a great place to have fun with the whole family. In this game center, golf simulators are available to visitors; a significant part of its visitors are tourists with children. There is a wonderful cafe in the center, where dozens of different types of pizza are baked, little visitors will definitely like it here. With older children, you can visit the Revolution Sports Park, which has everything you need for an interesting and fun vacation.There is a spacious hall with trampolines, as well as an unusual football field, where you can play wearing huge inflatable spheres. In this center, suitable entertainment can be found not only for children, but also for adults. More about children’s attractions This guide to landmarks in Newcastle is protected by the copyright law. Full reprinting is permitted only if the source is indicated with a direct link to www.orangesmile.com. Newcastle – guide chapters 1 2 3 four five 6 7 eight nine
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Freya’s HutFrom the series “Eco architecture – impressive villas and wooden buildings” On the opposite bank of the reservoir there is another similar gazebo called Robin’s hut.It has a more modest design and is also completely built of wood, this gazebo is covered with shingles. The original gazebos quickly won the recognition of tourists and became popular attractions; they are great for a memorable photo shoot. There is a beautiful park area along the banks of the reservoir; fans of hiking and outdoor activities like to spend time here. Tourists visit these places all year round, but it is most interesting to admire the architectural and natural sights in the warm season…. Read completely
Alnwick CastleFrom the series “The Oldest Fortresses on Earth” Over the past few years, Alnwick Castle has attracted more tourists than 10 years ago, due to its dizzying “film career”. The unique castle became the prototype for the fictional Hogwarts Castle – the place where young Harry Potter studied magic. Today, fans of the film come to the castle to stroll along its green lawns or have a picnic in the shade of century-old trees, and in the summer, a lot of interesting attractions are arranged for tourists in the garden near the castle…. Read completely
Newcastle University University of Newcastle Newcastle University (Newcastle, United Kingdom) – apply, prices, reviews
Description of Newcastle University in Brief
- Established: 1834
- Location: United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Age: 18+
- Type of training: joint
- Number of students: 19200
- Language of instruction: English.
Newcastle University is a public higher education institution located in the North East of England.The history of the university began in 1834, when the School of Medicine and Surgery was founded in Newcastle.
During its existence, the university has acquired a serious academic reputation: today Newcastle University is one of the most prestigious and rated universities in North-East England. The University of Newcastle is included in the TOP-22 universities in Britain, in the prestigious association Russel Group, in terms of student satisfaction, the university takes 10th place, and in the world ranking – 127th place.
Initially, his academic specialization was medical sciences.Today the university is developing dynamically and offers its students more than 100 educational programs in various fields. The structure of the University of Newcastle is represented by three faculties and 27 academic schools. The most popular and respected faculties are engineering and natural sciences.
A distinctive feature of Newcastle University is the lack of priority development areas. All faculties and schools are equally strong. This is confirmed by the national industry ratings in Britain.All academic schools of the university conduct scientific research. Many of them are of global importance.
Student life is not limited to academic pursuits and electives. The university has created all the conditions for sports, not boring leisure activities.
Subjects, specialties, faculties Newcastle University
Subjects list: Accounting and Finance BA, Accounting and Finance BA, Agri-Business Management BSc, Agriculture with Agronomy BSc, Agriculture with Animal Production Science BSc, Agriculture with Farm Business Management BSc, Ancient History BA, Animal Science BSc, Applied Plant Science BSc, Archeology BA, Architecture and Urban Planning BA, Architecture BA, Architecture International Foundation, Architecture International Year One, Automation and Control BEng, Biochemistry (Integrated Master’s) MSci, Biochemistry BSc, Biological and Biomedical Sciences International Foundation , Biomedical Genetics (Integrated Master’s) MSci, Biomedical Sciences BSc, Business Accounting and Finance BA, Business and Management International Foundation, Business and Management International Foundation, Business and Management International Foundation, Business International Year One, Business Management BA Honors, Chemical Engineering BEng , Chemical Engineeri ng with Bioprocess Engineering MEng, Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng, Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year MEng, Chemical Engineering with Industry MEng, Chemistry BSc, Chemistry MChem, Civil Engineering BEng, Civil Engineering MEng, Combined Honors BA, Computer Science (Bio-Computing ) BSc, Computer Science (Game Engineering) BSc, Computer Science (Mobile and Distributed Systems) BSc, Computer Science (Security and Resilience) BSc, Computer Science (Software Engineering) BSc, Computer Science BSc, Dental Surgery BDS, Digital Electronics BEng, Digital Electronics with Industrial Project MEng, Earth Science BSc, Earth Science MEarthSci, Earth Science with Year in Industry BSc, Economics and Business Management BA, Economics and Finance BSc, Economics BSc, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng, Electrical Power Engineering BEng, Electronic Communications BEng, Electronics and Computer Engineering BEng, Food Business Management and Marketing BSc, Food Busin ess Management and Marketing BSc, History and Archeology BA, International Business Management BSc, International Business Management BSc, International Marketing and Management BSc, Marketing and Management BSc, Mathematics and Accounting BSc, Mathematics and Economics BSc, Microelectronic Engineering BEng, Oral and Dental Health Sciences BSc, Pharmacology BSc, Physical Sciences and Engineering International Foundation, Physiological Sciences BSc, Politics and Economics BA, Politics and Economics BA, Psychology and Biology BSc, Zoology BSc, English Literature BA, English Literature and History BA, English BA, English BA Language and Literature, Humanities, Agriculture, Engineering, Classical Studies and English, Medicine
Costa Cruises is the largest cruise company in Europe, which has been giving travelers from all over the world an ideal relaxation.Now the company’s fleet consists of 13 liners, and in October 2019, 14-1 – Costa Smeralda will be launched!
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Costa Cruises are the luxury of many hotels and hotel complexes. There is an elegant atmosphere aboard, imbued with the delightful spirit of Italy. The variety of sailing regions and the constant development of new routes by the company will allow you to enjoy fresh impressions and bathe in emotions both on the first trip and on the one hundred and first trip.Costa Cruises cares about the maximum comfort of its passengers and their complete rest. The services and entertainment available on the ships include:
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Everyone can enjoy a trip with Costa Cruises: couples and solo cruisers, honeymooners and families with children! For small vacationers, many ships provide not only a free trip with payment only of port dues, but also:
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Traveling with Costa Cruise is not only an exclusive vacation on an unforgettable sea tour, it is also an excellent cuisine from renowned Italian chefs. Refined dishes, delicious desserts and excellent wines are ready to deliver an unforgettable pleasure to the most demanding and sophisticated gourmets.
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Costa Cruises offers its clients a flexible pricing policy. Regular promotions, discounts with advance booking of tours and free tickets for children will give everyone the opportunity to make an unforgettable trip with their soulmate, the whole family or a group of friends.You should not deny yourself the pleasure of seeing the world from the board of the liner and at the same time enjoying the luxurious surroundings of a true sybarite.
English city of Newcastle | World tourism
At first glance, Newcastle (full name: Newcastle upon Tyne) – the virtual capital of the territory between Yorkshire and Scotland – may seem just another northern industrial urban formation, but the Tyne banks were inhabited by about two thousand more years ago, and the city, accordingly, has a wider range of attractions than many of its rivals.The Romans were the first to build a bridge across the river at this place, and New Castle (literally: New Fortress) appeared here already in 1080.
In the 17th century, the local coal export monopoly brought wealth and power to Newcastle and gave rise to another huge industry – shipbuilding. At one time, 25% of the world’s ships were built here, and the first steam locomotive and steam turbine also appeared in local factories. During the thriving days of the 19th century, Newcastle’s engineers and builders gave the city the elegance that remains today in its impressive urban structures: indeed, only London and Bath have more famous classical buildings.
Industrial downturn overtook Newcastle early, but its extraordinary revival means that the city has shed its provincial veil and turned into a vibrant European center for art and nightlife. The predominant artistic symbol of this renaissance is the “Angel of the North” – Anthony Gormley, a magnificent steel sculpture of enormous dimensions that welcomes all who come from the south by rail or asphalt. Newcastle’s city center has been redesigned, especially along the banks of the River Tyne, where famous bridges act as guides to ever-evolving cultural and entertainment destinations.
Both banks of the river – both Newcastle and Gateshead – have undergone significant changes. The Gateshead Waterfront is home to the Baltic Contemporary Art Center and Norman Foster’s Sage Gateshead Concert Hall, while Newcastle Waterfront is the best nightlife spot for most of the clubs and pubs. Add to that the glitz of some impressive museums and galleries – including the unique Life Sciences Center, Lang Art Gallery, and Seven Stories Children’s Literature Center – and you will find that no matter how long you spend exploring the city, it will take twice as long. …
Arrivals, Transport and Accommodation in Newcastle
Central Station, on Neville Street, is a 5 minute walk from the city center or waterfront and has a tube station. National Express routes arrive at the bus station at Saint James’s Boulevard, near Central Station, and most regional bus routes use the bus station near Haymarket Metro Station. Many other city and local bus routes arrive and depart from the Eldon Square Shopping Center Bus Station.There are car parks marked throughout the city (street parking is usually free from 6.30 pm to 8 pm).
Newcastle Airport is located 6 miles north of the city and is connected by metro to Central Station (5.50-23.10; every 7-15 minutes; 23 minutes; £ 2.70). Or you can take a taxi from the center (around £ 15). Ferries arrive from Scandinavia and Holland at the dock at Royal Quays, North Shields, 7 miles east of town – buses run here and taxis to town cost about £ 15.
Travel agencies are located in the Central Arcade on Market Street (Monday-Friday 9.30-17.30, Saturday 9.00-17.30), in the City Hall (Guildhall) (Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00, Saturday 9.00-17.00, Sunday 9.00-16.00; same phone) on Newcastle Quays and Gateshead, St Mary’s Church, Oakwellgate, next to Sage Gateshead (Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00, Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00- 17.00). All contain maps, city guides and brochures, including free Walking Guide and Public Art Walks flyers.Bright yellow Quaylink buses link Newcastle and Gateshead centers (7.00-00.00 daily; £ 1). The city also has a metro (daily 5.15-23.30; every 3-15 minutes).
The Earl Gray Monument marks the city center, and Monument Station is the main connection between the two metro lines: the green line goes to South Shields, Jarrow, Gateshead, Jesmont and the airport. The yellow line leads to Wallsend, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, plus the southern line to Gateshead and Sunderland. Most useful pass is Metro Day Saver for unlimited travel (£ 3.50 after 9.00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, full day Saturday and Sunday; £ 2.50 after 9:00 am, Wednesday; or £ 2 after 6pm, any day), available from a ticket vending machine at any station. For all public transportation inquiries, call Nexus Traveline or visit Nexus Travelshops at Central Station, Haymarket, Monument or Gateshead Tube stations.
Escapes Cruises – 2 and 3 hour sightseeing cruises (£ 10/12) run on most weekends all year round and other days in summer.The starting point is Newcastle Waterfront. Finally, open-top sightseeing buses leave from Central Station (Easter-December daily 10.00-16.00 / 17.00; departures every 30 minutes – 1 hour).
Budget hotel chains offer many good downtown and Quayside accommodations – Premier Travel Inn, Juri’s, Quality, Travelodge and Holiday Inn have downtown hotels. The largest concentration of small hotels and B & Bs is located a mile north of downtown Jesmond, off Osborne Road: Take bus # 30-B, 31-B or 80 from Central Station or Haymarket.Use the free room reservation service at the tourist office for personal calls. In addition, both Newcastle University and Northambria University have hundreds of student rooms located throughout the city, from July to September, for around £ 25 per person.
1). Adeiphi Pension – A pleasant and clean family-run Bed and Breakfast located in a quiet street of residential buildings.Five of the seven rooms are suites, and there are a couple of family rooms. Location: 63 Fern Avenue, near Osborne Road, Jesmond;
2). Copthorne Hotel – This stylish 4-star hotel boasts views of the Tyne from most of its well-kept rooms. Breakfast is not included in the price, except for weekend and weekend packages. Location: The Close, Quayside;
3). The George Hotel – A Victorian townhouse hotel with a dozen of the city’s least expensive suites.There is a patio, restaurant, open fire bar and secure parking. Location: 88 Osborne Road, Jesmond;
4). Gray Street Hotel – The most careful design search has retained the proportions and original tiled roof of a Victorian bank building, but added minimalist rooms with oversized windows, flatscreen TVs and showers. Paid parking is available nearby. Location: 2 Gray Street;
5). Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel – Located in close proximity to Tyne Bridge and Sage Gateshead.There are rooms with a river view. There is everything you need for a comfortable stay – swimming pool, gym, health club, bar and trendy restaurant Windows on the Tyne. Paid parking at the hotel. Location: Bottle Bank, Gateshead Quays;
6). New Northumbria Hotel – Modern boutique style accommodations, spacious rooms with large beds and great paneled bathrooms. A café bar and an Italian restaurant are included. Location: 61-69 Osborne Road, Jesmond.
1). Albatross Hostel – This award-winning 170-bed backpacker hostel is located in the city center. It is spotlessly clean here (especially in the bathrooms). This is a very welcoming place, the administration is open 24 hours 7 days a week, there is parking and internet, free breakfast – tea and toast. Beds from £ 16.50. Double / twin rooms. Location: 51 Grainger Street;
2). City Apartments – These are very glamorous one and two bedroom apartments. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, self-service, plenty of space for shoes. Quayside apartments have balconies and parking. Location: Jackson House, Northumberland Street, and Walker Road, Quayside;
3). Newcastle YHA Hostel – There are 50 beds in a converted townhouse. Breakfast and cheap hot meals are served for dinner, but there is no laundry service.Closed Christmas and mid-January. Beds from £ 16.50. Location: 107 Jesmond Road, near Jesmond Metro.
Attractions in Newcastle
The English city of Newcastle is divided into several different areas, although you can walk from one to the other in a few minutes. The castle and cathedral occupy heights directly above the River Tyne, which embankments in Newcastle and Gateshead now form the largest single landmark in the city. To the north of the cathedral lies Grainger Town, a downtown area with picturesque Victorian buildings along Gray Street.
To the west of the center is Chinatown (Chinatown) and two famous landmarks in England – the Museum of Discovery and the Center for Life Sciences. To the east is the Lang Art Gallery. To the north is the university and the open park known as Town Moore. Further east along the river, you can reach the old industrial area of the Ouseburn Valley, which is gradually turning into a cultural quarter, centered on the Seven Stories Children’s Literature Center.
Everyone who arrives by train from the north gradually and imperceptibly unfolds a view of the castle (daily 9.30-16.30 / 17.30), where the railway line separates the main tower from the house at the Black gate (Black Gate), on St. Nicholas Street. The wooden fort was built here near the Anglo-Saxon cemetery by Robert Karthoz, the illegitimate eldest son of William the Conqueror, but the fortress that exists today dates back to the 12th century.Downstairs, in the garrison room, the prisoners were held from the 16th to the 18th centuries, while the locals used deep underground shelters during World War II to hide during the German bombing raids. The top of the roof offers excellent views of the river and the city.
Further along St. Nicholas Street is the Cathedral (Monday-Friday 7.00-18.00, Saturday 8.30-16.00, Sunday 7.30-12.00 and 16.00-19.00; free). It dates from the 14th-15th centuries and is notable mainly for its tower, erected in 1470: it is crowned with a crown-like structure, which consists of turrets and arches that support the lantern.Inside, behind the high altar, is one of the largest plaques in England. It was donated by Roger Thornton, who arrived in town penniless but died in 1430, being the richest merchant.
From the place between the castle and the cathedral, the road simply called Side (literally: shore) descends to Newcastle’s Quayside waterfront. It used to be the main road leading out of the city.It has been a river crossing since Roman times, and today Tyne is crossed by seven bridges close to each other, the most remarkable of which is the soaring Tyne Bridge, built in 1928. It is a symbol of the city and is strikingly similar to the Sydney Harbor Bridge built around the same time – not surprising, since both were built by Dorman Long of Middlesbrough.
To the west is the Swing Bridge, erected in 1876 by Lord Armstrong so that the largest ships can get to their docks upriver, while the modern road and railway lines cross the river on the nearby High Level Bridge ( High Level Bridge), built by Robert Stephenson in 1849 – Queen Victoria was one of the first passengers to cross the river, which accelerated the railroad revolution.
Near the River Tyne Bridge, a state-of-the-art restoration of the Cayside Waterfront is in full swing. Riverfront apartments, beautifully landscaped boardwalks, public sculptures and pedestrian plazas have paved the way for trendy bars and restaurants that are centered around the graceful Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first drawbridge that is not raised. Twice a day, the pedestrian arc is simply lifted off the river by the engines, allowing ships to pass underneath.For the lifting time of the bridge, see the information boards on both sides of the bridge.
The bridge allows pedestrians to cross the Tyne and enter the Gateshead Quays to visit the Baltic, a picturesque Contemporary Art Center (Monday-Sunday 10.00-18.00; free), converted from a brick flour mill built in the 1940s years. It has been transformed into a huge “visual arts factory”, the second largest after the Tate Modern in London.
There is no permanent collection, galleries display a series of specially donated or transportable art exhibitions, local projects and other exhibitions. Together with galleries, Baltic has hosted artists’ studios, training workshops and a performance hall, a cinema, plus a rooftop restaurant with a beautiful view of the Newcastle skyline. The coffee bar on the ground floor is a great place to have a drink.
The Baltic is supplemented from the Gateshead side by The Sage Gateshead – a wave-like, extraordinary building made of steel, aluminum and glass; a whole complex that is best seen at night when it shimmers in different colors.It is also home to the Northern Symphony Orchestra and Folkworks, an organization that promotes British and international traditional music. The open areas to the public provide excellent views of the river and city.
By the mid-19th century, Newcastle’s city center had moved uphill from the river to a rapidly growing Victorian city. In just a few years, construction and architectural businessmen such as Richard Granger, Thomas Oliver and John Dobson have created the best planned Victorian town in England, with classic stone facades flanking gorgeous new streets, most notably Gray Street.
This flowing, sophisticated street, as described by John Bethjeman, was named for the Northumberland dynasty – prominent political figures, most famous for which was the second Earl Gray (after whom the tea is named “Earl Gray”), the Prime Minister of Great Britain with 1830 to 1834. Midway through his term in office, he passed the Reform Bill through Parliament, an act immortalized in the monument to Earl Gray at the top of the street.
Today, Gray Street retains much of its Victorian elegance, of which the Theater Royal is the best example.Other streets were owned by the city’s butchers in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Eldon Square, which used to be a model of Victorian equilibrium and is now a shopping center. The restored Grainger Market (Monday-Saturday 8.00-17.00), near the Earl Gray Monument, was Europe’s largest covered market when it was built in the 1830s. John Dobson Central Station is nearby, which overlooks Neville Street.
To the west of here, behind the Gallowgate, are the old city walls that lead down to Westgate Road.Previously, they completely surrounded medieval Newcastle, but in the 16th century they were used as a building stone. However, a few towers remain, including the Morden Tower (which used to be the home of the “beat generation” poets), on Stowell Street, around which a defensive moat has been rebuilt.
Stowell Street is Newcastle’s Chinatown, lined with restaurants and supermarkets. Across Stowell Street from the tower, on Friar’s Green, is the Blackfriars, originally a 13th century Dominican stone monastery refectory, now home to handicrafts and Britain’s oldest restaurant.
At the south end of Westgate Road, in Blandford Square, is the Discovery Museum (Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sun. 14.00 -17.00; free), which recounts the history of the city in a series of impressive exhibitions housed in the former headquarters of the Wholesale Cooperative Society. Upon entering, you will come across the 30-meter Turbinia, the world’s first steam turbine ship built by the brilliant local engineer Charles Parsons.
Galleries on three floors surround Turbinia, featuring exhibitions such as The Story of Newcastle – a walk in the city’s past with stories and lively characters; and the interactive Science Maze, which shows mainly the achievements of pioneering inventors (including one Joseph Swann, who, according to locals, beat Edison in inventing the light bulb).
You can also visit the Tyne Story gallery, which explores the role of the Tyne River in the development of the city, and the Soldier’s Life exhibition, where you will see a talking regimental horse and a sergeant-formation instructor.There are also fashion galleries in the museum, where about 8 thousand collectible costumes are exhibited.
Walking back to Grand Central Station on Westmorland Road, you cannot miss the Life Sciences Center (Monday-Saturday 10.00-18.00, Sunday 11.00-18.00 ; entrance until 16.00; £ 6.95). Its glossy buildings are located around the swept-out area of Times Square.
The ambitious Science Village combines genetics and life sciences research centers with a visitor science center, which aims to impart knowledge of the secrets of life through state-of-the-art entertainment.
These include rides in a 3D motion simulator and Big Brain light and music shows and an exhibition of blockbusters on the history of human life. The center is constantly adding new activities and an ice rink is open during the winter (mid-November to mid-February; £ 5.95).
Northeast’s finest art collection – Laing Art Gallery, Newbridge Street (Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 14.00-17.00; free), near John Dobson Street, behind the library. It features local ceramics, glassware, costumes and sculpture, and the permanent exhibition displays the entire spectrum of British art, from Reynolds to John Hoyland, with a focus on the Pre-Raphaelites.
The main pride here is the work of John Martin (1789-1854), a Northumberland artist, master of the visionary fantastic landscape. Another must-see in the gallery is the Art on Tyneside exhibition, which effortlessly shows the entire history of arts and crafts in the region since the 17th century.
Don’t miss the famous Blue Carpet, named for the unusual blue glass surface created from recycled Harvey’s Bristol Cream bottles. The cover is perforated around the trees, giving the impression that they are breaking out through the glass layer; distorted, forming unusual benches or terraces, illuminated from below, and leaving the feeling of a removed and bent up surface layer resting on a leg.
Great North Museum, which opened in May 2009, bringing together the main collections of natural history and archeology. formerly housed in the Hancock Museum, the Museum of Antiquity and the Shefton Museum (Greek).
However, the illustrious Hatton Gallery (Monday-Friday 10.00-17.30, Saturday 10.00-17.00; free of charge) will be preserved as a separate university gallery – it is most famous for the only surviving copy of the German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau (a kind of architectural collage), although it has a wide variety of temporary exhibitions.
Near the University of Newcastle, through the Landscape Exhibition Park, you can reach Town Moore – 1200 acres of public land, where honorary citizens of the city such as Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela and Bob Geldof received permission to graze their livestock.It is also the site of the last week of June for the Hoppings, an annual colossal fair, competition and other entertainment.
A 10-minute walk from the Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne is the Ouse Burn, which used to be the heart of Newcastle’s industry. The old Victorian mills and warehouses in the Ouseburn Valley have gradually taken on a new purpose: for example, it now houses the Biscuit Factory (Europe’s largest art trading floor) at 36 Lime Street; The Cluny – innovative music bar; and Seven Stories, at 30 Lime Street (Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00) – the national center for children’s literature, spread over seven floors of a beautifully rebuilt mill on the river bank.
Showcases a unique collection of original manuscripts, documents and artwork, including early books by Philip Pullman, manuscripts by Michael Rosen, materials by Nina Bowden, drawings by Noel Streetfield’s Ballet Shoes and illustrations for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and much more. Interchangeable exhibitions explore every page of children’s literature, accompanied by interactive exhibitions; during weekends and school holidays, this activity is most active.There is also a café and a lovely children’s book store.
For more than a decade, sculptor Anthony Gormley’s 20-meter Angel of the North has stood like a sentry on the A-1 road to Gateshead. Situated where the baths used to be in the pit building, it has become a symbol of Tyneside and the most popular statue in the area. Gormley himself wanted to remind people that the miners have worked here underground for two hundred years, and for them the angel symbolizes the fiery glorification of this industry.
The full span of its 53-meter wings, which slopes slightly forward, is most noticeable when the Angel unfolds as its ribbed body sculpture and rough, rusty texture gradually becomes visible. The information point at this location will give you all the technical information. The Angel can be reached by car via the A-167 (Gateshead South; roadside parking available) and frequent buses (21 or 21-A) from Pilgrim Street in Newcastle and from the Gateshead Interchange bus station.
Food and Drink in Newcastle
Traditional colossal bread rolls called “stottie cakes” are today most often served drizzled with olive oil and stuffed with Parma ham and lightly toasted vegetables. Very cheap places can be found around the Bigg Market, and Stowell Street in Chinatown has a lot of snack bars and more sophisticated Cantonese restaurants. Many restaurants in the city center only serve food until 19.00 (early bird / happy hour), set lunches can be found often at ridiculously low prices.
1). Byker Vista Café – The best spot with views of the Tyne for huge portions of soup, salad and sandwiches, or coffee on the terrace. Open daily until 17.00. Location: Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street;
2). Café Pani – Located close to the Royal Theater, this vibrant Sardinian café has a loyal customer base day and night (open until 22.00) for delicious, hearty sandwiches, pasta and salads. Closed on Sundays. Location: 61-65 High Bridge Street, near Gray Street;
3). Paradiso Café Bar – A soft and calm café bar tucked away at the bottom of an alley off Pilgrim Street. Various snacks are available throughout the day, while more substantial meals are offered in the evening (for example, homemade pasta or risotto). The sun terrace is a popular meeting place. Live jazz on Sunday afternoons.Location: 1 Market Lane.
1). Big Mussel Restaurant – Mussels, chips and mayonnaise are served seven days a week, but there are many other fish and seafood dishes, a wide choice of menus (there are also meat dishes). Lunch for £ 6 and lunch (17.30-19.00) are well worth the money. Prices are reasonable. Location: 15 The Side;
2). Bistro 21 – The best thing about Cayside is the stylish bistro with a classic menu of confit (meat in pots in its own fat), fish tarts and beef in red wine.Brilliant service. Exclusive dishes listed on the black board change in a circle. There are set lunches. Expensive. Location: Trinity Gardens;
3). El Coto Restaurant – The best place in town for tapas and lunch (there is a nice courtyard) or to spend the evening outdoors. Most meals cost around £ 4. On the top floor, there is a grill house serving piglet, lamb, steaks and mixed grills (£ 11-16). Prices are reasonable. Location: 21 Leazes Park Road;
4). Restaurant Grainger Rooms – This place has made a name for itself with its seasonal and organic dishes made with local produce and served in a former gentlemen’s club. The service is not intrusive and friendly. There are good suggestions at lunchtime. Expensive. Location: 7 Higham Place;
5). Mangos Restaurant – Slightly more stylish and authentic than most eateries in Chinatown. The establishment offers traditional Cantonese dishes and a range of novelties, from hot food in pots to exclusive dishes on searing hot plates.Hot meals are served until 2.00. Prices are reasonable. Location: 43 Stowell Street;
6). Salsa Club Restaurant – A cozy place decorated with unpainted boards, serving coffee, sandwiches, tapas. Salsa is played, and sometimes DJs perform in the evenings. Closed Sunday lunchtime, inexpensive. Location: 89 Westgate Road;
7). Secco Ristorante Salentino – Serves mouth-watering Southern Italian food (hot dishes around £ 15).There is an excellent bar on the top floor (until 2.00). The wines imported exclusively from Salerno are great. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Expensive. Location: 86 Pilgrim Street;
8). Uno’s Restaurant – There are enough budget establishments with Italian cuisine in the city, but none of them strives to serve good food at reasonable prices as much as this (come on weekdays before 19.00 or on Saturday before 17.00 – pizza and pasta will cost £ 4.50). The number of visitors (and prices) increases in the evening, then this place becomes quite noisy, but still a good place to eat.Prices are reasonable. Location: 18 Sandhill;
9). Vujon Restaurant – The finest Indian restaurant with excellent quality dishes from lamb fillets to salmon cooked in a traditional Indian style. Prices are reasonable. Location: 29 Queen Street.
Nightlife and music in Newcastle
The bustling pubs, bars and clubs of Newcastle are concentrated in a few specific places: between Granger Street and the cathedral, in an area called the Bigg Market, around Quayside.Visit The Gate Entertainment Complex on Njkate Street, where you can also watch a movie. On weekends, stylish bars open up around Central Station and close to Pink Lane in the evenings, while Jesmond also has a strip of café-bars along Osborne Road.
The Gay Quarter is located in the Life Sciences Center area around Waterloo Street and Westmorland Road and on Scotswood Road. The city hosts music performances, club nights, and other events almost every night and is featured extensively in The Crack (monthly; free), an ad magazine found in shops, pubs and bars.Expect to see security guards at the club entrance, queues at the most popular spots, and be prepared for face control and dress code. The best drink is, of course, Newcastle Brown – ale, locally called “Dog” (literally: dog). It has been produced here since 1927.
1). Centurion Bar – The former first class lounges at the train station are now reborn as an extraordinary bar: Victorian tiles, soaring ceilings, impressive wall paintings and delicious Newcastle Brown ale.Location: Central Station, Neville Street;
2). Crown Posada Pub – Local beers in a small Victorian pub with wood and glass panels. Music flows pleasantly from the gramophone. This is the favorite pub of the Labor Party. Location: 31 The Side
3). Brasserie Forth Hotel – Brasserie in the city center with great music, good lunchtime food and a large selection of wines. Location: Pink Lane;
4). Free Trade Pub – Walk along Newcastle’s Cayside after Millennium Bridge and look for a shabby pub on the hill where you can “drink beer, smoke tobacco” along with the city’s pub patrons.Draft beers from local small breweries, a huge jukebox and great river views from the beer garden. Location: Saint Lawrence Road;
5). Head of Steam Pub – Situated in a modern building opposite the Royal Station Hotel (it looks better inside) a place to have a quiet drink. There is good music and big comfy sofas. Live music concerts are held every evening (except Sundays) on the ground floor at 20.00. Location: 2 Neville Street;
6). Pitcher and Piano Bar – The most picturesque bar by the river – sinusoidal roof, huge glass walls. Located near the Millennium Bridge. Location: 108 Quayside
7). Popolo Bar – This simple American-style bar is a perennial favorite of the city, with older patrons. Location: 82-84 Piligrim Street;
8). Stereo Pub – Edgy design style plus outdoor terrace with views of Cayside.Location: Sandgate, Quayside;
9). Tokyo Pub Bar – The main bar is pretty nice, but head up the stairs to the outdoor garden bar for at least some fresh air. We love the pub for its noisy fun. Location: 17 Westgate Road;
10). Trent House Pub – A favorite with many WHQ people. This means that the jukebox here is simply amazing, not to mention the preserved Space Conquerors machine.Location: 1-2 Leazes Lane.
1). Digital Club – Urban show and dance venue (now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) with a great sound system. The main event is Saturday’s Shindig. Location: Center for Life, Times Square;
2). Tuxedo Princess Club – Floating nightclub (or “Boat”) on the southern bank of the river for a tumultuous and noisy 18-25 year old audience.Closed on Sundays. Location: Hillgate Quay, Gateshead;
3). World Headquarters Club – The quietest bar and club in Newcastle (no sponsors, no corporations, no takeaway). Funk, soul and hip-hop plays here every Friday and Saturday, plus regular DJs playing from indie to electro. Location: Carlio Square.
1). Black Swan Bar – Cellar bar with live music – rock, folk, world and jazz.Reckless salsa nights are held on Fridays. The late bar is open until 2.00. Location: Newcastle Arts Center, 69 Westgate Road;
2). Carling Academy – The latest purpose-built music venue in town, featuring famous musicians. DJs play rock music on Friday nights. Location: Westgate Road;
3). The Cluny – The best little place in town is on the eastern outskirts (20 minutes walk from Cayside, you need to take the yellow bus), concerts are held almost every evening from 20.00. Serves real ales and has a great bar from Head of Steam. Location: 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley;
4). Jazz Cafe – Popular jazz club with a license to work late and live music from 21.30. Salsa evenings Thursday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Location: 23 Pink Lane
5). Trillians Rock Bar – Ensembles from around the world – local and national rock musicians perform at this pub, plus rock DJ nights (Thursday-Saturday) until 1.00. Location: Princess Square.
Arts, culture and festivals in Newcastle
The city has a wide variety of theater and culture, from performances at the magnificent Victorian Theater Royal to smaller modern theater companies and art centers. Sage Gateshead and City Hall are the main concert halls for classical music concerts. Performances are held year-round at the King’s Hall of the University of Newcastle and in the cathedrals of St Nicholas and St Mary, as well as other churches in the city.
A complete calendar of festivals is compiled each year (contact the tourist office for details) with a particular focus on concerts and outdoor sports events – for example, in October, Europe’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run, takes place, with 50,000 participants running along the Tyne -bridge. Undoubtedly the big event is the New Years Eve at Cayside, which rivals the traditional festivities in London in splendor and good-naturedness.
1). Baltic Art Center (Baltic) – Along with four modern art galleries, there are studios and classrooms, film screenings, meetings with artists, local projects, dances and concerts. Location: South Shore Road, Gateshead;
2). Newcastle Arts Center – An art gallery that hosts workshops, concerts, drama performances and club nights. Location: 69 Westgate Road.
1). Star and Shadow Cinema – An independent program of arts, classical and political films, as well as exhibitions, bands and live art. Location: Stepney Bank, Ouseburn;
2). Tyneside Cinema – The first art house cinema in the city, newly rebuilt, with a wide range of international programs. Art Deco Cinema Cafe (closes at 21.00) you can have coffee, snacks and discuss films. Location: 10 Pilgrim Street.
1). The Sage Gateshead – Stunning International Music Center, home of the Northern Symphony Orchestra and Folkworks. It hosts a full program of classical music, folk, world and jazz. Tickets from £ 6. Location: South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays;
2). City Hall – This venue hosts orchestras from all over the world, as well as mainstream rock, pop and comedy performances. Location: Northumberland Road;
3). Journal Tyne Theater – Beautifully restored Victorian theater with a wide range of shows (including children’s shows and pantomime), comedy and performances. Location: 111 Westgate Road.
1). Gallery The Biscuit Factory – Europe’s largest original art center, with free admission, good café and restaurant. Location: Stoddart Street;
2). Globe Gallery – A fashion gallery in stock with regular exhibitions and events. Location: Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square;
3). Mushroom Works Gallery – Interesting gallery run by artists. The studio space is open on the first weekend of every month (shows are also held at other times).Here you can chat with artists. Location: Saint Lawrence Road, Ouseburn Valley.
1). The Hyena – Comedy booth with national and international events every Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 19.00. Location: Leazes Lane
2). Theater Royal (Theater Royal) – Drama, opera, dance, musicals and comedy; it also hosts the annual November season of the Royal Shakespeare Company.Location: 100 Gray Street;
3). Nortern Stage (Nortern Stage) – The company puts on stage both its own “visual” products and innovative joint projects with Europe and other countries. Location: Barras Bridge, Naymarket;
4). Theater Live – An enterprising theater company that promotes local actors and writers (this is where Lee Hall first staged the acclaimed musical Billy Elliot). The adjoining Café Vivo offers good coffee during the day and a hot meal in front of the theater in the evening.Location: 27 Broad Chare
The ad wants you to believe that the main shopping center in the city is the Metro Center in Gateshead. It is truly the largest shopping and leisure venue in Europe with around 330 shops, 50 restaurants and cafes, a multi-screen cinema and a theme park. However, traditional downtown shopping begins at the popular Fenwick department store on Northumbreland Street (with its own café and sushi bar), while trendy casuals and designer brands can be found at Trio Cruise in Princess Square or Vivienne Westwood at 1 Hood Street. (near Market Street).
For vintage clothing, go to Period Clothing Warähouse, 29 Highbridge. The Biscuit Factory and Mushroom Works, as well as Art Works Galleries in Stepney Bank, sell works by local artists. Markets include the Quayside Market under the Tyne Bridge at the Grainger Market, opening Sunday morning (daily except Sunday; arts and crafts market every second Saturday of the month).
There is a colossal trade in the smallest Marks and Spencer store; and the Armstrong Bridge market in Jesmond (Sunday from 10.00). The Farmers ‘Market is open on the first Friday of every month at the Earl of Gray, and the Tynemouth market (Metro Tynemouth; every weekend) is famous for antiques, art and household items, and the farmers’ market is open every third Sunday of the month.
Neighborhoods of Newcastle
The Metro runs east along both banks of the River Tyne, connecting the English city of Newcastle with several historic sites and sandy beaches at Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.To take the circular route, you can cross the river between North Shields and South Shields on the Shields Ferry (Monday-Saturday 7.00-22.50, Sunday 10.30-18.00; every 30 minutes; £ 1 one way). There are metro stations on both banks within a short walking distance from the ferry stops. The Metro Day Saver ticket is valid on most Tyne and Wear County bus routes and the Shields Ferry.
As the name suggests, Wallsend (literally: sand wall), which is 4 miles east of Newcastle, was the last outpost of a huge border defense system called Szegedanum (Segedanum) ), “Strong fort”, which is a couple of minutes walk along the marked road from the metro station (daily 10.00-15.30 / 17.30; £ 3.50). It is one of the main attractions along the Hadrian’s Wall. Various events are held here all year round (including summer reenactments of Roman military exercises and their equipment). There is a completely reconstructed sauna on site, complete with heated pools and decorated with colored frescoes.
The Museum combines fossil finds with interactive computer displays to give a sense of the true atmosphere of life in the fort, as well as show the history of our day through exhibitions dedicated to coal mining and shipbuilding.Climb the 33.5-meter tower for a scenic view of the ruins and adjoining shipyards. The end of the wall itself is visible on the horizon, near the river and the Swan Hunter shipyard, and from here the Hadrian’s Wall Path stretches 84 miles to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria; you can get a plan of this route with the stamp of the museum.
Jarrow, 5 miles east of Newcastle and south of Tyne, has been known since March 1936 when the hunger crusade against unemployment began, although the town was noted in history much earlier, since in the 7th century the Church of St. Peter and the monastery were one of the first cradles of Christianity in this region.It was here that the Venerable Bede (673-735 AD) was born, there passed his childhood years and he became one of the greatest scientists in Europe and the first historian of England – his “History of the English Church and People”, describing the battles of the early Christians of the island, was completed at Jarrow in 731.
His other writings were numerous and varied – poetry, scholarly works concerning chronology and calendar, the life of St. Cuthbert, historical and geographical treatises – his influence was enormous, it accelerated the renewal of monastic scientific works throughout Europe.Bede rarely left the monastery and probably never traveled beyond York, relying on visitors and friends for information. After his death in 735, St. Paul’s Church soon became a place of pilgrimage, although the church and monastery were later plundered by roving Viking bands.
Years have spared the peaceful stone church of St. Paul (Monday-Saturday 10.00-16.00, Sunday 14.00-16.30), framed by the industrial bustle of the Tyneside docks. The original consecrated stone of the 7th century (685 AD – the earliest in England) can be seen inside, it is located in an arch above the altar.Outside are the bare ruins of buildings, the fence and the monastery cemetery. Most of the standing walls and ruins date from the late 11th century, when they were recreated again.
Access to the church and the ruins of the monastery is free, although they stand in the middle of a wide area called Bede’s World (Monday-Saturday 10.00-16.30 / 17.30, Sunday 12.00-16.30 / 17.30; £ 4.50). This is an amazing exploration of early medieval Northumbria, concentrated in a museum and an Anglo-Saxon farm.Many events are held here every year. The striking Mediterranean-style museum celebrates the development of Northumbria and England through the use of fragments from Bede’s writings along the archaeological finds and live reenactments of scenes from the life of the monastery.
You can then tour through Gyrwe, an 11-acre demonstration farm where wooden structures from the early Christian period have been reconstructed, rare cattle are displayed, and modern farming methods are demonstrated.The Church of St. Paul and Peace of Bede can be reached by a marked road within 15 minutes walk through the industrial estate, from the Bede metro station. Or buses 526 and 527, which run approximately every half hour from Neville Street (Grand Central) in Newcastle or from Jarrow tube station and stop in front of the church. This place is slightly off the A-185 road, at the southern end of the Tyne Tunnel. Follow signs at the roundabout A-185 / A-19.
Beyond Jarrow, it is impossible not to see that South Tyneside is the officially declared country of Catherine Cookson Country, an English writer born in South Shields ), a small town that guards the southern end of the Tyne River approach.Although the houses where the writer lived as a child have already been destroyed, the South Shields Tourist Office (Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.30, Sunday 13.00-17.00; October-April closed on Sundays).
Located at the Museum and Art Gallery on Ocean Road, a 5-minute walk from the tube station, can provide a travel itinerary for “In the Footsteps of Catherine Cookson” covering memorial plaques, places and buildings associated with her life and novels in which she glorifies and romanticizes the most unadorned industrial corners of South Tyneside.
Of more general interest is the Arbeia Roman Fort (April-September Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.30, Sunday 13.00-17.00; October-March Monday-Saturday 10.00-15.30; admission free) on Baring Street ), off River Drive, 5 minutes walk along the signposted road north from the Tourist Office. It was built in 120-160 AD as a depot to supply the Hadrian’s Wall after the reconstruction (on the original foundations) of the commanding officers’ house, complemented by furniture and frescoes, barracks blocks and gates.
Road A-183 runs south down the coast from South Shields to Sunderland, where there is a beautiful sandy beach at Marsden Bay. Near Lizard Point, 5 miles north of Sunderland, you will pass the Souter Lighthouse (April-October Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11.00-17.00), opened in 1871 and became the first lighthouse in a world in which electric light was used.
Leeds 5: 2 900 Newcastle – December 16, 2020 9000
Murphy shot from the free kick on the right above the gate.
Cooper pushed Wilson in the back at the corner of the penalty area.
Roberts is ruled offside.
Murphy violated the rules in the wrong half of the field.
Rafinha shot from twenty two meters to the right of the gate.
Hooper added 4 minutes in the second half.
Substitution for Leeds: Jamie Shackleton came on the field instead of Mateusz Klich.
5: 2 !!!
HARRISON !!! Again, the hosts have a swift counterattack after a corner kick. Harrison from his half of the field on the left went ahead and from twenty-four meters struck great into the far “nine”.
Longstaff hung from the corner flag in the center of the penalty area, from where the hosts kicked the ball forward.
4: 2 !!!
ALIOSCI !!! The hosts carried out a quick counterattack.Rafinha rolled the ball to the right at Hernades. Pablo gives a pass to the left to Alioski, who from twelve meters hit hard into the far corner.
The guests took a corner kick. Almiron was not allowed to hit the goal.
The home team took a corner kick. The ball is kicked towards the center circle.
Substitution for Leeds: Tyler Roberts replaced Patrick Bamford.
Rafinier from fifteen meters prevented Lewis from hitting.
Substitution for Leeds: instead of Rodrigo Moreno, Pablo Hernandez entered the field.
Newcastle tries long passes to get the ball forward, but they turn out to be inaccurate.
Leeds are trying to put pressure on an opponent in their own half of the field.
Moreno on the left missed the ball after a strong pass from Alioski.
3: 2 !!!
DALLAS !!! Klich hung in the center of the penalty area on the left.Rafinha did not jump to the ball, and at the far post no one prevented Dallas from hitting the goal with his head.
Murphy burst into the penalty area from the right, but Cooper got in the way.
Substitution at Newcastle: Miguel Almiron entered the field instead of Ryan Fraser.
Substitution at Newcastle: Dwight Gale entered the field instead of Joelinton.
Longstaff from twenty-six meters shot above the gate.
Clarke substituted his leg under the blow of Dallas from the penalty area.
Moreno kicks Longstaff in the center circle.
Harrison on the left swings into Darlow’s arms.
Rafinha in the central circle stopped Fraser with his hands and received a yellow card.
The hosts performed a corner kick, which once again ended in nothing dangerous.
2: 2 !!!
CLARK !!! Guests served two corners.Fraser hung exactly on the head of Clark, who shot into the far corner.
Guests made a quick attack. Murphy shot from the right to Wilson, who struck from the lawn in the right “nine”, but Meslier was able to hit the ball.
The hosts played a corner kick unsuccessfully, making a transfer to the opponent right away.
Bamford shot from an acute angle to the near corner from the left.Darlow hit the ball.
Substitution at Newcastle: Emil Kraft entered the field instead of Jeff Hendrick.
2: 1 !!!
MORENO !!! Harrison from the left hung on Moreno, who from twelve meters struck his head into the far post, from which the ball flew into the net.
The hosts took the corner kick. Newcastle players kicked the ball out of the box.
Harrison came out in the second half in a jersey with a number on the back.The service department worked correctly during the break.
Murphy did not allow Harrison to shoot from the left towards the goal.
Moreno rolled the ball to Bamford, who from fifteen meters low shot weakly on goal.Darlow took the soccer ball in his hands.
Joelinton played dangerously outside the penalty area against Phillips.
Bamford pushed Hendrik in the back in the wrong half of the field.
Rafinha on the right from a long distance shot into the far corner inaccurately.
Bamford is ruled offside.
Hayden rolled under Klich from behind in the center of the field and received a yellow card.
Fraser from the free kick hung on Joelinton from the right, who struck with his head above the gate.
Phillips shot down Murphy on the flank and received a yellow card….
Alioski on the left flank was unable to beat Murphy.
“Leeds” confidently started the second half of the half, going forward with large forces.
Second half in Leeds!
Break! Leeds – Newcastle – 1: 1.
Alioski on the left hung exactly into Darlow’s hands.
1 minute added by Hooper in the first half.
Dallas on the right ran well into the gap, but his cross fell to the opponent.
Hayden knocked down Alioski on the flank.
Longstaff knocked down Eiling in midfield.
Dallas’s blow from the air from twenty-two meters hit the opponent.
Bamford from the left brought Moreno to goal, whose shot from outside the penalty area blocked Hayden.
Rafinha overestimated Dallas’s speed capabilities and made a pass from right to front too much.
Hayden crossed from the right to Wilson, who hit his head above the gate.
Klich knocked Fraser down on the other side of the field and received the first yellow card of the match.
1: 1 !!!
BAMFORD !!! Rafinha on the right hung on Moreno, who hit the crossbar with his head in an arc. The ball bounced to Bamford, who finished it off with his head into the net.
Alioski crossed from the left to Rafinho, who hit his head above the crossbar.
Wilson at the center circle pushed Cooper in the back.
The ball flew to Rafinha after serving from the left. Diaz with a twelve-meter foot struck exactly at Darlow.
Rafinha on the right hung on Alioski, who struck with his head exactly at Darlow.
Harrison is back on the pitch, but now plays in an unnumbered shirt Most likely, this misunderstanding will be corrected during the break.
Moreno shot from the left towards the goal.Rafinha swung his foot past the ball and was unable to send it to the far corner.
Harrison’s nose is broken. The off-field medics stop the bleeding and change the Leeds player’s jersey.
GO-O-O-O-O-O-O-OL !!! 90 053 0: 1 !!!
HENDRICK !!! Frazier on the left hung on Wilson, who made an allowance for the far post, where Hendrik sent the ball into the goal without hindrance.
Fraser from the left from within the penalty area shot the bottom into the far corner. Meslier stretched out on the lawn and parried the ball.
Rafinha on the right from the free kick hung to the far post.Phillips made an allowance for Klich, who shot above the gate from twenty-one meters.
Hayden on the flank pushed Rafinho in the back.
Rafinha shot from the left of the penalty area slightly above the crossbar.
Harrison to the left broke away from the opponents and shot to the far post, where there were no partners.
Wilson, through two rivals in the center, could not break into someone else’s penalty area.
Bamford is ruled offside.
Cooper, after serving from the corner flag, struck his head on goal.Darlow managed to reflect the blow, and Rafinha played unsuccessfully on the finishing move.
Wilson is caught offside.
Rafinha shot from the right to the far post, where Klich missed the ball.
Klich from Alioski on the left flank played inconsistently and missed the ball over the sideline of the field.
Bamford was unable to make an accurate pass from the left into the penalty area on Alioski’s move.
Newcastle defenders interrupted Dallas’ throw from the right into the center of the penalty area on Bamford.
Harrison shot from the left to Moreno, who shot from twelve meters above the gate.
Leeds are gradually leveling the game. The hosts began to find themselves more often in the wrong half of the field. We are waiting for threats to the gate.
Dallas shot from the right towards the goal.Darlow knocked the ball out with his fist.
Hayden hit the hand in the penalty area, but Hooper saw no reason for sanctions in the episode.
Wilson is ruled offside.
The home team played the first corner kick, which did not present any danger to Newcastle’s goal.
The hosts organized the first attack with the left flank, and Harrison earned a corner kick.
Hayden on the right failed to hit the goal.
Fraser shot twice dangerously from the left to the goal, but the opponents did not allow Joelinton to reach the ball.
The guests spent the opening minutes of the meeting more actively. A couple of free kicks were earned, which did not turn out to be played dangerously.
Hayden shot on goal from an acute angle on the left.The ball dropped from above onto the crossbar.
Leeds are in white, Newcastle are in black and purple.
The match has started at Elland Road!
Hello, dear football fans! We invite you to the live text broadcast of the match of the 13th round of the English Premier League, in which Leeds and Newcastle will play.Vyacheslav Chernenkov will comment on the game.
Discovery Museum is a science and local history museum located in Blandford Square in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It features numerous pieces of local history, including the Turbinia, a 34-meter ship built by Charles Algernon Parsons to test the benefits of using a steam turbine for power ships.It also features examples of Joseph Swan’s early light bulbs that were invented at Tyneside.
Discovery Museum is housed in the old cooperative wholesale society building, Blandford House. 15th / 19th Royal Hussar Kings and Hussar States of Northumberland exploring the human side of 200 years of military life. It is a “hands-on” museum designed to interest both children and adults.
Opening of the Discovery Museum in 1899, it quickly became an iconic building in downtown Newcastle.Blandford House became a museum in 1978 and was re-launched as a Discovery Museum in 1993.
Discovery Museum – Everything about Tyneside, its history and its people, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to the inventions that changed the world.
The Museum of Discovery began life in Exhibition Park, Newcastle, in 1934 as the Municipal Museum of Science and Industry, the first science museum outside London. It was housed in a temporary pavilion that was built for the 1929 Northeast Coast Exhibition.
This is one of the largest free museums in the North East of England, and in 2006 was awarded the Best Family Experience in the North East of England. It is operated by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums and sponsored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports.
The Museum of Discovery began life in 1934 as the Municipal Museum of Science and Industry. The collections were housed in a temporary pavilion built for the 1929 exhibition on the northeast coast in Newcastle Exhibition Park.It was the first British science museum outside London.
Collections and displays grew for another forty years, until the temporary pavilion could no longer meet the needs of the museum. In 1978, the Museum was relocated to Blandford House, the former Cooperative Wholesale Society in the Northern Region. Designed by Oliver, Leeson, and Wood, this magnificent 1899 building was the distribution center for over 100 cooperative stores in the region and had extensive warehouse and office space.
In 1993, the Museum was re-launched as a Discovery Museum. In recent years, constant updating has led to the emergence of many new displays. This includes Turbinia’s impressive transfer in 1994 from her old home in the exhibition park along the streets of Newcastle to the new lobby in Discovery.
In 2004, the £ 13 million renovation of the Museum was completed and the following year 450,000 visitors attended the site.
The Discovery Museum is home to one of the finest collections of scientific and technical material outside London, as well as significant collections on maritime history, social history and regiment history.
For more than two centuries, the development of science, technology and industry created or created in Tyne and Wayne has had a powerful impact around the world.
Examples of the first in the world include Charbius Parson, Turbinia, Joseph Swan’s light bulb, and Stevenson’s steam engines.The
Turbinia boasts a site in a museum designed in 1894 by Tyneside engineer Charles Parsons, she was the world’s first ship powered by steam turbines, and until 1899 was the fastest ship in the world, reaching speeds of up to 34.5 knots.
Discovery also displays a replica of the first Swan light bulb, a range of Stephenson steam engine models, ship models from the renowned Tyne Swan Hunter shipyards and a BAE Systems Challenger 2 tank prototype, which is displayed outside the museum.
On the ground floor you will find a temporary exhibition area as well as Newcastle Street, which will take you on a journey through the city from Roman times to the turn of the millennium. The ground floor also houses the Tyne & Wear archives and a gift shop.
On the ground floor, the industrial and maritime past of Tyneside deepens with the Working Life, the Tyneside Challenge, and the History of Mysteries. Our Sevens Play Play Play Tyne is also on the ground floor.
On the second floor is the Turbinia Cafe, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and snacks overlooking Turbinia and the Tyne Gallery. You can also see some of the collection’s steam engines in action, and explore the world of science in an interactive science maze.Our PLAY + INVENT space is a place for children and adults to create, invent and be creative, including both reception and family events.
Also on the second floor is Destination Tyneside, the UK’s only permanent specialized gallery that tells the story of the migration of those who made Tyneside their home.
Entering the rafters of the museum, you will see the majestic Great Hall on the fourth floor. This huge space with an art deco ceiling attracts many people for events such as conferences, parties and weddings.
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After the Party
Stephen Laws’ early horror stories won a number of awards, but his first novel, Ghost Train (Ghost-Train, 1985) earned the author a notoriety when the advertisements for her were removed by British Railways from stations on all main lines for fear that they could cause anxiety among passengers.Subsequent books of the writer include stories: “Ghost” (Specter), “Worm” (The Wyrm), “Scarecrows” (The Frightners), “Eclipse” (Dark / all), “Gideon” (Gideon) and “Horror” ( Macabre).
His stories have been published in various anthologies, magazines and newspapers, and have won awards on BBC radio and the Sunday Sun.
As the author explains, the following story is taken from real life: “Several years ago, when I was working in North East England, my bosom friends in the office and I rented a mini-bus almost twice a year and arranged entertainment trips to Stamfordham – a small village near Newcastle.We threw off, occupied the pub, ordered snacks and got drunk to hell, thus drawing the ire of the locals (remember those first scenes from “ American Werewolf in London”, where two American guys go to a pub? ..) The real story was an attempt to plunge the hard worker Stewart into a dangerous situation. But what is true here, and what is fiction, we leave to the readers to judge … “
Before I was an inveterate robber!
I spent all my money on whiskey and beer!
Now I always hide the gold,
I’m not going to be a fool for anything! Never!
A battered bus rushed along another village street, and the last chorus of an old song froze in the throats of the swaying passengers.At a sharp turn, the bus skidded, so that the singer in the aisle was thrown two seats forward like a billiard ball.
Drunken laughter burst out.
It was a nice night. A typical corporate Christmas party with a rented bus and a pub in a remote backwater. Stamfordham is the most ordinary quiet place. Not so distant, actually, but with enough rustic charm to attract the hardest of townsfolk and annoy locals when the townspeople flock to their places and occupy the only two pubs in the area.
Stewart scrambled out of the seat and squeezed past Mark into the back of the bus. Mark had by then inspired the rest of the fraternity for another quintessential Oirish called The Rake Madcap, and the awkward screams of drunken singers echoed in Stewart’s drugged brain as he sank heavily next to Steve. He almost fell asleep, partly from the jolting of the bus, but mainly from a dozen servings of rum and cola, which he passed through his gut.
From time to time, moonlight flashed in the thick thickets of trees that flashed past the windows, and the bus, rattling, continued on its way towards the city.
– Hey buddy, Steve muttered indistinctly. – What brings you here?
“Just got an idea,” Stewart replied. – Idea for the story.
They were both fanatical visionaries and movie buffs. Sometimes, one or the other, in the intervals between the preparation of reports and the minutes of the editorial committee, shouted across the room the idea of a text or script for a film that had come to mind.
– Suppose, – continued Stewart after a slight pause, – that somewhere there was a party like ours and now a warm company is returning home.Just like we are now. Then one of those sitting in the bus suddenly sees outside the window, near the trees, something … something … snatched out by the headlights.
Steve pursed his lips thoughtfully and raised his eyebrows. Then, after a pause, he looked at Stuart:
– You mean … something creepy? Something … not quite ordinary?
– Yes, that’s right. Quite strange. So he himself is not sure whether there is something really there or only fantasies from drunken eyes.
– That would be a great start for …
– … a horror movie! Yes.
And they began to throw ideas to each other. There was no end to fantasies. All sorts of situations that the world cinema has long made stereotyped, and the imagination willingly slipped into friends, were in full swing. Absolutely absorbed in this occupation, Stewart and Steve forgot about everything. Suddenly a chorus of voices brought Stewart back to reality.
– Stewart! Hey old man! Would you like to sleep on the bus tonight, huh? Your stop!
Stewart jumped out of the seat and pulled on his coat:
– Don’t forget, Steve.This can be discussed on Monday! See you!
He hastily made his way to the exit, accompanied by a flurry of good-natured hands patting him on the shoulders.
– Hurry up, Stu! We need to go home too!
Pneumatic bus door hiss. The burning breath of the cold winter air. Steam poured out of his mouth. On the step, Stewart turned around and made a joking dramatic gesture in parting.
No sooner had he got out of the bus and plunged into the night when the door slammed shut, drowning out the answering cries of farewell.Howling with a coughing engine, grinding gears and crunching gravel, the rattling bus hurried into the blackness of the village street.
“What the hell am I doing on some village street?” – thought Stewart, not too deftly spinning on his heel to look around in the blue-black darkness of the surrounding world. In the cold moonlight, he could only make out the rows of green hedges bristling at him from both sides of the road.
The intertwining trees like hunched giants loomed over the road, their thorny fingers dancing in the frosty air, as if conducting a bizarre melody whistled by the wind entangled in them.
– These stupid idiots threw me out on some village road! And you can’t see anything for miles around!
It took some time before it dawned on Stewart that he was standing directly under the rusty signpost, and when he squinted at the shabby writing, he realized what had happened.
“Don’t forget,” he said in a pub called The Bay Horse, “on the way back, I have to be thrown out at Kraupost. There my buddy will pick me up and take me home.
There were only two place names on the sign … Newcastle 13 miles and Kraufast Farm 2 miles.Maybe after ten whiskey, Kraupost sounded like Kraufast, but that assumption did not improve Stewart’s attitude towards his neighbors in the least as he walked down the road. He lifted his collar and looked for a telephone booth or the headlights of an approaching car. Nothing. Not even a single light from any distant farm.
He was already beginning to curse this party so far from Newcastle. Why, for example, was it impossible to arrange it in the city? Or, at least, closer to the places where buses run.And here he is, far from everything, on a deserted country road. Anything can happen. He might fall into a ditch, or break his leg, or whatever. And, unnoticed, will lie here for weeks. Not a bad idea for a thriller, as Steve would say.
But thrillers will wait. A matter of prime necessity now was the search for a banal telephone booth or some kind of farmhouse where there would be a telephone.
It seemed that less than ten minutes had passed, and a feeling of anxiety was gradually creeping up to him.He constantly caught himself on the fact that with every rustle of the bushes swaying in the wind, he casts cautious glances at the opposite side of the road. Stewart was not at all a coward or a nervous man. Of course, the fact that he found himself alone in these wilds cannot but cause irritation (to put it mildly), but there is no reason to think that someone .