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Get ready for the Great North Run

The countdown is on for the annual Great North Run city to sea half marathon, which will take place on 10 September 2023! Training is likely to be well underway and to help you along the way, we have rounded up the essentials you’ll need from your favourite Eldon Square brands.


Whether you’re a running novice or an expert long distance runner, it’s essential you’re kitted out in the best possible performance wear. H&M exclusive in-store active wear area is full of men’s and women’s sportswear, including stretch leggings, lightweight training tops and protective gilets for the unpredictable English weather.


A good pair of running trainers are the most essential staple in your running wardrobe. Make sure the trainers are comfortable, don’t rub and have been worn plenty of times before the big run. Skechers, Foot Locker, OFFICE and Schuh all have a huge selection of running trainers to choose from, whether you want trainers with extra cushioning support, ones with breathable fabric to give your feet some air, or bright, bold trainers that will stand out amongst the crowd.


The best way to motivate yourself through those long runs is a feel-good playlist. Pick up a pair of wireless Beats Studio Buds from John Lewis & Partners.

Water Bottle

Remember with long-distance running, the key is to always stay hydrated – before, during and after your run. Drinking regularly will keep your body on top form and replenish your hydration levels that will be lost when you sweat.

Typo and Lakeland have a huge selection of water bottles in different sizes, materials and designs with useful handles so you can take it on the run with you easily without affecting your running style.

Fitness Tracker

Although not an essential training accessory, a sports watch is a useful addition to track your runs and see how you’re improving. The watches can accurately track total running time, distance, pace and lap time, making it easy for you to save and compare runs. Some have even more advanced features like stride length and estimated recovery time needed after a run.

Post-run soak

Along with all the accessories you need on the run-up to the big day, you also need to prepare for recovery afterwards. Relax your muscles and treat yourself to a much-deserved soak with Molton Brown soothing and relaxing bath products, including Orange & Bergamot Shower Gel, Body Polisher and Body Lotion.

Remember we’re open ’til 8pm on Thursdays giving you even more time to grab the running essentials you need!

NE1 Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green is back for another jammed-packed summer schedule of sports, classic films and a brand new toddler takeover until Sunday 3 September, located in Old Eldon Square.

Grab your Starbucks and pull up a deckchair for this free open-air cinema experience to entertain the entire family. From blockbuster titles to family favourites! Sports fans will be delighted with a collective mix including FIFA Women’s World Cup, and Wimbledon all streamed live.

This fantastic free activity will keep the kids entertained all summer long; films include Encanto, Coco, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation and Top Gun: Maverick.

If you’re looking for things to do in Newcastle, why not check out the new addition to NE1’s Screen on the Green programme, Toddler Takeover is a free event taking place at 10:30am on Tuesdays from late July through August with screenings of BBC adaptations of much-loved Julia Donaldson’s children’s books.

To add to the magic, there will also be fun storytelling sessions from Seven Stories, so pull up a picnic blanket, get comfy, open your juice cartons and enjoy this fun-filled event with the kids.

Feeling peckish? Don’t forget many of our restaurants offer a takeaway service, so why not enjoy that film with a cheeky Nando’s or a refreshing drink. Eighty films will be screened, with two movies daily running until Sunday 3 September.

View the full film and sports schedule here.

Tech Talent Live

The Tech Festival of the North East coming to Eldon Square.

TECH TALENT LIVE is a free drop-in event designed to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent in the region, and its team will be available inside the Eldon Square Pop-Up Shop located next to Pandora from the 19 – 23 June to talk about Tech NExt festival and how you can get involved.

The immersive pop-up shop is a three-day event where the public can come and experience technology first-hand. A fantastic opportunity to explore and interact with the latest in virtual and augmented reality.


Alongside the Eldon Square pop up, the TechNExt Festival will host over 50 events across the North East from Teeside to Tynemouth. As part of this, Tech Talent Live is a free, drop-in event for anyone keen to learn more about careers in tech. This event aims to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent, alongside showcasing North East employers to anyone looking for a role in tech.  The iconic Baltic, Gateshead plays host to this incredible event, Thursday 22nd, 12.30pm.

The North East has one of the highest proportions of STEM students in the county, with over 67,000 people studying science, technology, engineering and maths and the region has the highest proportion of computer science students in England. Thanks to the world-class education facilities, the region has access to some of the best future tech talent in the sector, but the challenge for businesses is keeping them here.

Cormac Hamilton, General Manager at Eldon Square commented: “We are honoured to take part in this year’s TechNExt festival, making Eldon Square one of the locations to bring together the local community of students, graduates, career changers and those new to the tech sector. We hope this community designed event will help showcase the brilliant talent and exciting tech opportunities that will shape our future in the North East.”

Jill McKinney, director at Dynamo and skills lead at Sunderland Software City said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring TechNExt to the Newcastle city centre at Eldon Square where we can help to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent. There will be a range of North East employers from the sector to help highlight the different tech careers and opportunities within tech. We look forward to seeing tech enthusiasts of all kinds take part throughout the TechNExt festival.”

TechNExt is powered by Sunderland Software City and Dynamo and is supported by all North East Local Authorities. Headline sponsors for TechNExt are Digital Catapult, Newcastle Strategic Solutions, Opencast and Sage.

For opening hours of the pop-up store and more information click here or to book tickets, please click here.

Coronation of the Nation

Join us in celebrating the Coronation of their Majesties, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, as we commemorate this moment in history with family-friendly crafts on Saturday 6 May from 12pm to 5pm located in Grey’s Quarter.

The Coronation of the Nation Craftalong

Show off your creative skills in the royal arts and crafts fun by helping to create our giant collage for King Charles III and make your very own crown fit for a King or Queen to take home, all for a donation to local Age UK charities. Don’t forget to snap your selfie on our throne, tag @Eldonsq on social media and use the #eldonsquare hashtag. 

Age UK North Tyneside and Northumberland will also visit our event to offer information on their volunteering opportunities and shoppers can enjoy a cuppa while speaking to the team.

The Big Help Out

To mark King Charles III Coronation, many charities are coming together to encourage the nation to support their local community. We believe that sharing time with others can have a positive impact on volunteers and clients alike.

We’re teaming up with Age UK Tyneside and Northumberland to raise awareness of their volunteering opportunities. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference with your local Age UK charity. Visit both charities at Eldon Square during the following times:

  • North Tyneside: 12.00pm – 2.15pm
  • Northumberland: 2.15pm – 4.30pm

Find out more about The Big Help Out here.

Age UK

Age UK North Tyneside has been established for 50 years in the heart of the Borough, supporting people to help them make more of life. Age UK North Tyneside provides a vast range of services, including free Information and advice services for older people. The charity offers health and well-being through physical, social and digital activities. It provides specialist advice on subjects such as support for those living with dementia, older offenders, veterans, their spouses and carers. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older adults.

Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity that provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland. In common with all Age UK schemes, their central service is free information, advice and advocacy. Other services include personal care, exercise, fall prevention classes, befriending, lunch clubs and day centres.

Volunteering roles at your local Age UK

  • Friendship Volunteer Role – Your local Age UK is looking for friendly and social people with an hour or two to spare each week to make a regular weekly phone call or visit the home of one of their clients in order to provide a listening ear
  • Social Group Volunteer- Do you love to meet new people and facilitate activities such as crafts or games? Your local Age UK is looking for Social Group Volunteers to help run social groups in your community
  • Community Ambassador – Your local Age UK want people across the North East to know and access the services that they run to support individuals over 50. Age UK is looking for volunteers to learn about the services that they provide and share what they do with the local community

Excited to learn more? Visit the charity on Saturday 6 May and a team member will be happy to share information or learn more here.

Coronation throne
Coronation crafts

Fancy a bite to eat with the little ones after all of the crafting fun? Enjoy a meal at one of our many child-friendly restaurants. Find out more here.

Eldon Square Presents… Carabao Cup Final Activities

Following an incredible victory over Southampton in the Carabao Cup semi-final, Newcastle United have bagged themselves a place in the Final, where they will face Manchester United in the hopes of raising the cup at Wembley Stadium on 26 February 2023.

To show our support, we have a range of opportunities in and around Eldon Square for you to participate in to help us get into the spirit of things before and during the game – Howay the lads!

NUFC Flower Wall Photo Opportunities

Head down to Blacket Bridge, where you will find our brand new NUFC flower wall, lights and balloon arch waiting for you to snap your best poses in front of. Don’t forget to share and tag us in your photos using the #NUFC hashtag or tagging our Instagram account @eldonsquare.

Carabao Cup NUFC Flower Wall inside Eldon Square, Newcastle

Stripe It Up for the Cup Face Painting

Have your face painted to support NUFC in the Carabao Cup Final from 11am – 3pm on Sunday 26 February. Our team of face painters will be located on Chevy Chase outside John Lewis and Boots, ready and waiting to attempt to paint as many fan faces as possible in return for a small donation to the Newcastle United Foundation.

Stripe it up for the cup face painting poster

About Newcastle United Foundation

Newcastle United Foundation is an independent charity using the power of football to inspire, motivate and connect with people across the North East. The charity uses a wide range of deliverables from education, health and wellbeing, sports programmes and community initiatives with the aim to improve mental and physical health, boost learning and career prospects and provide life-changing opportunities for everyone.

Find out more about Newcastle United Foundation here

Wor Flags

You might have spotted some familiar flags in and around Eldon Square. If you thought to yourself, I know those flags from a Newcastle United match; then you’d be spot on!  A huge shout out to Wor Flags, who have sent some incredible flags to help us celebrate Newcastle United making it to the Carabao Cup final on the 26 Feb. Find out more about Wor Flags here.

Don’t forget to snap and tag us on social media if you spot one!


NUFC Eddie M Wor Flags inside Eldon Square, Newcastle

Feeling peckish? Why not check out our range of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a range of tasty menus before, during and after the match here.

Learn, Heal and Grow with The School of Life

Broaden your mind, practice vulnerability and uncover reasons to be hopeful for the year ahead as Fenwick Newcastle hosts an engaging and interactive event with The School of Life.

The School of Life is a global organisation helping people lead more effective, truly worthwhile, fulfilling lives. They are devoted to bringing you calm, self-understanding, better relationships, deeper friendships, greater effectiveness at work and more fulfilment in your leisure time.

On 2 March from 5.30pm The School of Life will be holding an exclusive in-person event in Fenwick Newcastle, with the evening including a guided conversation on key themes and ideas from The School of Life’s latest book, Reasons to Be Hopeful.

The interactive event is led by a School of Life expert facilitator, who will guide you to reflect on the small, everyday things that bring you pleasure, practice the vulnerability required to win over friends and compile your own list of reasons to be hopeful. You don’t need to have read the book to participate: all that’s required is a little courage and curiosity.

Welcome drinks will be served from 5.30pm, with the Reasons to be Hopeful discussion starting at 6pm.

Location: Arthurs at Fenwick

Date: 2 March 2023

Time: 5.30pm Welcome Drinks, 6.00pm Start

Want to learn, heal and grow under The School of Life’s professional guidance?

Book your spot here.