Blackfriars Restaurant is set within a 13th-century former Dominican friary. Established in 1239 it remains the jewel of Newcastle’s medieval past and has a fascinating history.

Blackfriars, Friars Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XN

0191 261 5945

37. Blackfriars

18th May Saturday Only

Open: 6-10.30pm

Micro Poems, Micro Brews
Dearest Haley brings the history of Blackfriars to life with on-the-spot micro poetry performances. The poems will also incorporate your thoughts and responses as you explore the 13th century building, afterwards you’ll receive a handwritten copy of the poem as a memento.

The Ballad of Blackfriars
Performers, writers and composers, Tim Dalling, Jeremy Bradfield and Faye MacCalman present a video-projection, ballad-song and immersive soundscape charting the history of Blackfriars. Expect the weird and wonderful, with looped saxophonic soundscapes, using traditional biblical mystery stories as three people tell the history of a city.

Last entry 10pm

Blackfriars Blackfriars, Friars Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XN

Maintained by Harry Bailey