The Juice Festival returns to NewcastleGateshead this October Half Term. The art festival has lots going on with events taking place across the whole week. Families and children are well catered for (check out our festival guide for families here if you missed it) but did you know there is also a fair bit of choice for young people in the North East too? Check out our guide and let me know if anything tickles your fancy:
Double Trouble Breaking Masterclass | Sage Gateshead
- Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 October | 6:30pm
- AGE | 11+
Take part in an intensive breakdancing masterclass suitable for intermediate and advance levels. A fantastic opportunity to improve your technique. Tickets are £30. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Jam n Juice | Dance City
- Friday 21 October | 6pm
- AGE | All Ages
This is the only event of it's kind in the North East. Local and world-class talent will be showcasing hip-hop styles of dance from old-school moves to innovative and fresh styles that are still in development. Tickets are £12 and available here.
Mapping The City Exhibition | The Atrium, Newcastle City Library
- Saturday 22 - Friday 28 October
- AGE | 11-18
- Cost | FREE
This new exhibition explores our city through the eyes of young people. Uncover secret and hidden places and add your own.
Anime Attacks | Gateshead Library
- Saturday 22 October | 10am - 6pm
- AGE | All Ages
Anime Attacks is back for it's 6th year. Celebrating Japanese culture, this popular Anime convention will be packed with cosplay, music, arts, craft, food, fashion & more. Tickets are £7.50 each and available here.
Body Talks | Bodyzone, Carliol Square
- Saturday 22 October | 8:15pm & 9:15pm
- AGE: 16 -25
Body Talks will encourage young people to think about self-perception and explore the issues of trolling and body shaming in society. The site-specific piece of dance theatre will certainly provide lots of food for thought. Tickets are £5 each and available here.
Just Jam International Battle Qualifiers | Gateshead College
- Saturday 22 October | 2pm - 6pm
- AGE : All Ages
See international renowned B-boys and B-girls compete against raw, underground talent at the pinnacle of Just Jam. Tickets from £8 and available here.
Just Jam International Battle Finals | Dance City
- Sunday 23 October | 2pm - 6pm
- AGE : All Ages
See international renowned B-boys and B-girls compete against raw, underground talent at the pinnacle of Just Jam in the finals. Tickets from £15 and available here.
Mapping The City Workshops | Room 4, Newcastle City Library
- Various dates | See here for details
- AGE : 9-18
This is your chance to create a map of our city with your vision. Get rid of all the boring places your parents drag you to, highlight the places you love and add new exciting places to NewcastleGateshead. FREE workshop. Reserve your ticket online here.
Frequencies | Sage Gateshead
- Monday 24 October | Workshops 4pm-7pm & Showcase 7:30pm
- AGE : Workshops - Under 21s, Showcase - All Ages
Frequencies offers young people the chance perform and work with professional artists and industry experts. There will be an afternoon of activity followed by an evening showcase performance in the Sage. FREE event. Complete this form to register your place.
The Vampire Rabbit | The Mining Institute, Westgate Road
- Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 October | 8:30pm-10pm
- AGE : 12+
Head down to the Mining Institute and enjoy a unique immersive and gothic experience including live original music. Based on the Newcastle legend, the evening performances are suitable for ages 12+. Tickets are £5 each and available here.
Art Life | Baltic
- Wednesday 26 October | 6pm - 9pm
Join Baltic for their mixed-up after hours event that will explore the issues that matter to young people through film. Expect performances, live music and visual art from young people across the North East. Free event - booking recommended. Email RachaelR@Balticmill.com to reserve your place.
Sugar Trip | Northumbria University Student's Union
- Friday 28 October | 7pm
- AGE | 16-25
Enter the magical world of Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory in this unique immersive experience. Set to a backdrop of the film, the whole room will change - there could be hurricanes, snow or maybe rain. There will be lots of candy-fuelled fun with live performances, artists and sweet treats from the science lab in this vibrant festival finale. Tickets are £10 and available here.
Visit www.JuiceFestival.co.uk for further information.
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