Posted by: Steve | July 26, 2012

Big Olympic Buzz on Tyneside

Sport meets culture on the banks of the Tyne 

Most of the olympic action might be hundreds of miles away down in that-there London, but that isn’t stopping the Tynesiders enjoying the Big Olympic Buzz on the banks of the Tyne this year. 

We had a great afternoon at the Sage recently – dropping in to catch some of the acts at their Americana festival.

The Sage Americana festival 2012

It was good to see the Tyne Bridge all decked out with the Olympic rings – very impressive!

Olympic Bridge

Walking along the Quay through the market stalls was a truly multi-cultural experience, particularly under the new palm trees!

Tyneside Millenium Bridge

There were all kids of delights on sale, from goat curry to chocolate churos. There was even some impromptu Irish dancing at the Gateshead end of the MilleniumBridge. 

Impromptu jig – The New Post Office

There’s even more Olympic fun planned in the region, one of the highlights being the Newcastle-Gateshead Bridges Festival on the weekend of the 4th & 5th August 2012 – details here http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/bridges-home

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