New festival company’s event attracts thousands of visitors

Thousands of festival-goers went to a sun-drenched Bents Park in South Shields over the Bank Holiday weekend for a feast of food, drink and music. Organisers of the Great North Feast in the Park said they were delighted by the turn-out for their new look event. Although a similar event has been held for the…

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Events to tickle your taste buds in South Shields this summer

Bents Park in South Shields is this summer again hosting two free events guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. The Proper Food and Drink Festival returns over the late Bank Holiday weekend in May, and the third Great North Feast takes place in August on the last Bank Holiday weekend of the year. Proper Food…

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Festival provides great showcase for producers

A couple from South Shields, who have run a successful Indian restaurant for the past six years, plan to take festival food to the next level. Amina Rahim and Begum Uddin gave visitors to The Great North Feast – held in Bents Park over the Bank Holiday weekend – a taste of what is to…

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Great North Feast to bring down curtain on sunny summer of events

The sunny South Shields summer will end on a high note when the Great North Feast returns to Bents Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. The first Feast, one of the North East’s biggest food events, attracted thousands of visitors to the town last year. Next weekend’s highlights will include street food inspired by tastes…

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All roads lead to South Shields for proper food and drink

The biggest South Shields Proper Food and Drink Festival saw the return to the town of a local couple who are starting to make a splash in the world of spirits. Steven and Sally Green grew up in South Shields before moving to London and successful careers in the television industry. Five years ago they…

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First tasty Bank Holiday treat for South Shields

This weekend South Shields will get the first of two tasty Bank Holiday treats as events celebrating the best locally produced food and drink visit the town. The ever-popular and free to enter Proper Food and Drink Festival is coming to Bents Park for all three days and the August Bank Holiday weekend will see…

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The Great North Feast coming to South Shields

A free new event for the North East, celebrating food and drink, is coming to South Shields later this month. The Great North Feast takes place in Bents Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. It is being organised by the team behind the highly successful Proper Food and Drink festivals which have visited six towns…

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South Shields set for Proper Food and Drink Festival

The ever popular Proper Food and Drink Festival returns to South Shields later this month.   There will be around 60 stalls in Bents Park – featuring the best artisan produce – a range of food outlets to cater for all tastes, bars and entertainment. Entrance is free.   The festival takes place over the Bank Holiday…

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