13 North East Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following
Are you a North East local? Or just a fan of the famous Geordie accent? Whatever the reason for your love of the North East, you’re in good company! We love any excuse to talk about the North East, and we’ve put together a list of all of our favourite local Twitter accounts so you can find the very best of the region all in one place.
1. North East Hour
North East Hour is a website and Twitter account dedicated to getting the locals talking. With twice-weekly online networking hours, North East Hour encourages users to share their love of the region and spread the word about their business. Get involved Mondays 8-9pm and Tuesdays 2-3pm using the hashtag #NorthEastHour.
2. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
If you’re a fan of contemporary art, crafty workshops and impossible cute stationery, be sure to give the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art a follow. You’ll find stacks of creative inspiration, and admission is free!
3. Sage Gateshead
Music lovers rejoice! Sage Gateshead hosts a vibrant spectrum of unmissable gigs and creative workshops for music enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Follow the Sage on Twitter to find out more about free upcoming events and to get involved.
4. The North East Hub
When it comes to promoting the North East, there are few Twitter accounts more dedicated to the cause than The North East Hub. Tweeting around the clock about local businesses and events, Donna will keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings on in the region. You can also follow @NEFollowers and join in with their networking hour using #NEFollowers every Thursday 2-3pm.
5. Tyneside Cinema
Located on Newcastle’s Pilgrim Street, Tyneside Cinema offers an independent film experience for lovers of both the big and small screen. Give the Tyneside a follow to keep an eye out for upcoming shows or get lost in time with their Newsreel screenings.
6. The Cycle Hub
Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just appreciate a stunning view, the Quayside’s Cycle Hub won’t disappoint - and the fantastic food menu certainly doesn’t hurt. If you’re stopping at the Hub to rest and refuel, we’d recommend the avocado smash!
7. Tyne and Wear Metro
To stay up-to-date with the region’s public transport system, follow Tyne and Wear Metro on Twitter. With a dedicated team keeping their account active, you’ll get the latest info on delays, cancelled trains and refurbishments - as well as lost property updates!
For your daily dose of local culture, check out NARC. Magazine’s Twitter account. Follow NARC. to keep your finger on the pulse of the North East’s alternative music scene and avoid having to wait for the monthly magazine!
9. Appetite Mag
If you’re a food and drink fan (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), Appetite Magazine will have you salivating over your smartphone. From recipes to restaurant recommendations, you’ll find no shortage of mouthwatering food updates on their Twitter account.
10. Newcastle Eats
Ever get bored of eating out? Neither do we! Head over to Newcastle Eats’ Twitter account, where Jeff will tempt you with amazing eateries, finger lickin’ good chicken and irresistible Sunday lunches (see above)!
11. Northumberland Wildlife Trust
The North East is brimming with weird and wonderful wildlife, and the Northumberland Wildlife Trust is dedicated to keeping the region’s creatures safe and sound. For tips on how to protect local wildlife and advice on getting more involved in nature, give them a follow!
12. Northumberland Cheese
What’s not to love about a Twitter account dedicated entirely to cheese? Proud supporters of local produce, Northumberland Cheese’s Twitter account will have you dreaming of everything from oak smoked to Blagdon blue cheeses - and better yet, they even host cheesemaking days. Where can we sign up?
13. Blackfriars Restaurant
Much more than a restaurant, Blackfriars hosts corporate dinners which are guaranteed to impress clients - and did we mention it’s the oldest dining room in the UK? From finger food buffets to medieval meals, after visiting Blackfriars once, you’ll definitely be back!
So there you have it: our favourite Twitter accounts from across the North East. Not made it onto the list or got a favourite you’d like to see featured? Send us a tweet @CottagesInNland for a chance to make the coveted shortlist.