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Delayed or postponed events are hardly news these days, but for Salt Market Social they’ve had to wait practically an entire year until they were finally able to throw open their doors. An industrial landmark on North Shields Fish Quay, the former Cosalt Factory will now be home to a street food, craft beer and music emporium which seeks to support the best of the region’s independent traders.

Opening for their first weekend from Friday 14th-Sunday 16th August (and again over the bank holiday weekend from Friday 28th-Monday 31st August), Salt Market Social will feature much-loved North East food pop-ups including taco makers Lobo Rojo, Pan Asia, Med Head and Hatch 76, plus crafty brews courtesy of North East breweries including Wylam, Errant, Northern Alchemy and Allendale among others. Given the large space their industrial setting affords them, it’s a perfect location for socially-distanced fun, and punters are encouraged to book their 90-minute time slot in advance (although walk-ups are available). Entertainment is provided in the form of DJs, and we’re assured live music is on the cards in the future.

Co-founder, Jim Mawdsley (who eagle-eyed readers will know from his former job as CEO of music support agency, Generator) says: “After the last few months we all need something to look forward to, and we’ve worked hard to make the space as exciting and safe as possible. People can feel reassured that our social distancing measures and hygiene protocols are right up there with the best. We’re lucky that we have a huge space, so haven’t had to compromise on the experience and atmosphere we want people to get from our Socials, so it’ll be a lot of fun.”

Salt Market Social takes place at 1 Liddell Street, North Shields Fish Quay from Friday 14th-Sunday 16th and Friday 28th-Monday 31st August

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