The One Show Summer Festival

Performance Square

Free and suitable for all ages. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No animals are permitted, other than assistance dogs. The event will be held outdoors so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing.

Road show
Open Tuesday 10.30am – 6.30pm and Wednesday 11am – 7pm.

Live Show
Wednesday 7pm – 8pm.

One Show Summer Festival will be in Gateshead on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August. Join Alex, Matt and the One Show team for a FREE event at Gateshead Quays with hands-on-activities for all ages over two days and a live broadcast of the programme from 7pm on Wednesday 28th August.

“I’m so proud to be taking the One Show summer festival up to my neck of the woods, the North East. We’ll be in Gateshead next to the Sage on the River Tyne, so you’ll see for yourself what a vibrant part of Britain it is.” Matt Baker

Try a new sport with Olympian legend Iwan Thomas, contribute to a mass participation art project and have a go at presenting on the One Show bus.

Plus Carrie Grant’s One Show choir, uncover the history of the North East with Larry Lamb, learn some Bollywood moves in the One Show dance class, share gardening tips with Christine Walkden, and watch the programme live as it is broadcast to the nation.

The One Show Summer Festival Zones

Consumer Finance Zone
Highly interactive, everything in the consumer finance zone is aimed at arming consumers with practical information to apply immediately in their own lives. Steph McGovern will lead the activity along with experts Jasmine Birtles and Declan Curry to help visitors find out more about a range of money matters: from getting the most from your holiday cash to knowing your rights and safe borrowing. Meanwhile our fun, engaging Lingo Bingo game demystifies the small print.

History Zone
With the help of local history experts, Larry Lamb helps visitors to bring the area’s industrial history to life. Nothing beats personal stories, and The One Show Summer Festival gives visitors a chance to put their own questions and share their own family stories.

Art Zone
The One Show Summer Festival is always on the hunt for the definite mass participation art project – and we’ve found it right here in NewcastleGateshead. It’s a chance for people to be a part of a special collaboration, adding their own personal contribution to a bigger Tynescape. There’s no substitute: you’ll have to be here to be a part of it…

Sport Zone
Trying something new as a family is at the heart of our Sports Zone, and where better to do it than at the heart of England’s athletic, football, half marathon and rugby union tradition? Iwan Thomas is on hand to have a go at some of the North East’s finest sports, whilst encouraging visitors to give it another go. Or have a go for the first time…

Science Zone
Most of us know that NewcastleGateshead is a tidal watery location, but who really understands the science of the place? Experimentation is the theme of the science zone, where visitors will be amused and amazed by what they see.

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