Sigh... yes..Agree. Thing is, NCC has pushed the nightlife/Part City element for years (and both unis do now because they know that will appeal to the kids, who look more like Bigg Marketeers/Geordie Shore knock-offs, than the students of yesteryear) at the expense of anything else. There is other 'culture' here, but it's not celebrated and little or no effort is made to attract family visitors. There is the inevitable lack of joined up thinking that should be involved in 'selling' the north-east as an attractive tourist destination that includes Newcastle; rather, we have the beaches and castle and then we have Newcastle and Geordie Shore. Watching David Olusoga's programme about the house in Summerhill should have been an eye opener when it was talking about the engineering and scientific community Newcastle had; however, the current mood was perfectly encapsulated when he visited the Guildhall, a stunning building which, rumour has it, has been targeted by a developer to turn it into a cafe/bar. Is that the best we can do?
Someone said the same to my mam just the other day, she commented when she was in a couple of weeks ago that people were coming up to the door and when being told they needed to wear a mask to come in and at all times when they weren't seated...just didn't bother going inRatty does a good job doesn't he.
This from an informent. Fitzy's Tynemouth is marked as closed for refubishment but informant felt it looked a bit more 'final' than that.
Formally no, they say they re open Barluga Grey St, Gosforth & Morpeth are back - BarlugaDoes anyone know whats happened to Barluga? I was there a few weeks ago, yet on saturday, it was shut.
Yes and their model is 'pack 'em tight' with usually fairly high rent city centre properties, not a good place to be in the current circ's.Not too surprised about Revolution. It doesn't seem as popular as it once was and is now much more for the younger crowd whereas it used to attract a good mix of people.