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South Tyneside Remembers World War One

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November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Organisations and communities the length and breadth of the UK, as well as in countries abroad, will come together on the day to remember the sacrifice of the millions of men and women who died, or returned home wounded, during the harrowing four year conflict.

South Tyneside Remembers World War One Firework Display

If you are staying with us on 11th November 2018 the following events are taking place to commemorate the end of World War One…

Armistice Services
On Sunday 11 November the annual Armistice Day services and wreath-laying will be taking place across the South Tyneside as usual.

5pm – Beacon of Light
Beacons will be lit across the UK to symbolise the ‘light of hope’ that emerged from the darkness of war. A beacon and illuminating 6′ Tommy silhouette will be lit at Harbour Drive.

5pm – 5:45pm
Harbour Drive South car park will host a short programme of commemorative performances as well as hear a moving reading of letters sent from the front line.

5:45pm Fireworks – to WW1 songs
This large scale display will replace the annual Bonfire night fireworks displays, which are usually held a week earlier.

6pm End of Fireworks.

6:01pm Gun fires 11 shots then ‘Guns Fall Silent’

6:03pm Act of remembrance

6:05pm Buglers play Last Post

6:06pm Pipers to play ‘Flowers of the Forest’

6:10pm End of event

7:05pm Ringing out for peace
Bells in 1,000 churches and cathedrals across the country will ring out to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Other commemorative activities

The Word is currently hosting a new free exhibition – South Tyneside Remembers WW1, which looks at how the war affected those who worked at South Shields Public Library at the time.

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Westlife At Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

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The UK’s top selling album group of the 21st century, Westlife, today announced and UK and Ireland tour (the first in seven years) which includes a performance at Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Metro Radio Arena on Friday 31st May 2019.

Update: Due to demand a second Metro Radio Arena Newcastle date has been added – Saturday 1st June 2019.

Westlife At Metro Radio Arena Newcastle NE4 7NA

At the time of writing we still have availability for both Westlife tour dates.

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Sunderland Illuminations 2018

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If you are visiting our bed and breakfast accommodation with children between Thursday 18th October and Sunday 18th November 2018 then you may like to visit Sunderland Illuminations aka Roker Park Lights a few miles south of us in Roker, Sunderland.

Sunderland Illuminations 2018

Sunderland Illuminations 2018 will feature lights from St Peters Church along Roker seafront.

An illuminated observation wheel will be present on Cliffe Park along with fairground rides and catering concessions.

Roker Park will be transformed into a Festival of Light. Roker Park will be open Thursday to Sunday each week, plus every night during October half term.

Sunderland Illuminations 2018 Flyer

Tickets to the Festival of Light cost £2 per person (children aged two and under go free but still require a ticket) and can be booked online. For groups there is a £1 discount if you buy five or more tickets.

E-tickets or printed tickets will be accepted to gain entry to Roker Park Festival of Light.

There will be no ticket sales on the entrance gates of Roker Park.

You can buy tickets online here (opens in a new window).

You can see what Roker has to offer in this map…

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Events, Places to Eat & Drink

South Tyneside Restaurant Week 2018

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields between 6th and 13th October then you may like to visit one of our local restaurants during South Tyneside Restaurant Week.

South Tyneside Restaurant Week October 2018

The full list of participating restaurants and cafés is below…

Beggar’s Bridge
Station Approach, East Boldon, NE36 0AB.

Two courses for £10.95 or three courses for £12.95.

Bistro Romano
63 Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland SR6 7PG.

Two courses for £24.50.

Blacks Corner
1 St Bedes, East Boldon, NE36 0LE.

Any flatbread and a cheese board for £10.

Caffe Mio
299 Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6RB.

Any cold or toasted wrap and a slice of cake for £5.

Clarion Hotel Boldon (formerly The Quality Hotel Boldon)
Boldon Business Park, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9PE.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £15.

Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant
176-186 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Colmans Seafood Temple
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge
181b Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Hive Coffee Company
Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Mambo II
Prince Consort Road, Hebburn, NE31 1BE.

Mambo Italiano
3 St Hilda Street, South Shields, NE33 1QD.

Two courses for £16.95.

Mambo Wine and Dine
Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Mamma Mia
1 East Street, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7BZ.

Ristorante Bravi
7 North Street, South Shields, NE33 1HD.

Two courses for £19.

Scoop & Bean
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

South Tyneside College
St George’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET.

Star of India
194-198 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Enjoy a starter, main course and rice or chips from £5.95 (Sunday to Friday) or from £7.95 (Saturdays).

The Black Horse
Rectory Bank, West Boldon, NE36 0QQ.

Enjoy a two course meal for £10 or a three course meal for £15.

The Clifton
101 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL.

Enjoy any main course item from their regular menu, plus a traybake cake and a drink for £10.

The Grotto
Coast Road, South Shields, NE34 7BS.

Two courses for £22.95.

The Harbour Lights
101 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AJ.

Three courses for £15.95.

The Little Haven Hotel
River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1LH.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £13.95.

The Lounge
30-32 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2HZ.

Two courses for £9.50 or three courses for £12.50.

The Marine
230 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £15.

The Prince of Wales
Calf Close Lane, Jarrow, NE32 4SX.

Two courses for £15 (Monday to Friday) and a special offer on Saturday and Sunday of £20 roast plus dessert for two people.

The Red Lion
Redcar Terrace, West Boldon, NE36 0PZ.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £13.95.

The Sand Dancer
2 Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Two courses for £10.95 or three courses for £12.95.

The Sea Hotel
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

The White Lead
Blackett Street, Hebburn, NE31 1ST.

Turkuisine
Windsor Hall, 8 Burrow Street, South Shields, NE33 1PP.

Two courses for £10.95.

Tuscano’s Italian Restaurant
2 Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Three courses for £14.95.

Village Delights
181A Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Two courses and a regular drink for £8.45.

Zeera
206-210 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

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Bents Park Drive In Cinema Autumn 2018

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The drive-in cinema is back at Bents Park from Friday 19th October until Sunday 4th November 2018.

Bents Park South Shields Drive In Cinema Autumn 2018

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields between Friday 19th October until Sunday 4th November then you may be interested in the drive-in cinema at the bottom of our street in Bents Park.

Gates open at 4:45pm. Films start at 6:45pm.

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation near Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2ND you can book online here: online booking.

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