NE1's Summer in the City programme combines artistic installations, additional greenery, and activities with a range of pop-up performances, classes, workshops, and tours across the 6-week school summer holidays.
The 2022 programme incorporated more than 110 free classes including yoga, HIIT workouts, storytelling, and watercolour painting, and involved local businesses including JG Windows, City Baths, and Newcastle Arts Centre. Zip-lining from the Tyne Bridge was also included in the schedule, the first time since 2019 this has been offered, and there were tours of All Saints Church, Grey's Monument, and the Guildhall.
In the post-event survey for 2021's event, 99% of respondents rated their visit highly, with 99% saying they would recommend the area to friends. 65% of respondents indicated the activities would extend the duration of their visit to the area.
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