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All family events taking place Saturday 22nd June in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle

For this year's Tipping Point Live, we have been working with the amazing Chalk as well as Seven Stories: the National Centre for Children’s Books, to create a full day of activities for music lovers and their young children!

Chalk has curated a full programme of activities including opportunities to make, create, dance and above all, listen to some great music. You'll be able to make your own instruments, throw some shapes to a surprise DJ and immersive yourselves in an interactive gig.


Thank you for buying a ticket for Tipping Point Live / TPL Family Events.

If you have pre bought your ticket, you will need to exchange it for a festival wristband. There are a few easy options for how to do this over the weekend…

1) For those who are attending the Friday or full weekend events – you can collect your wristband on Friday on the door of each venue. You will simply need to provide your name and ticket confirmation.

2) Saturday ticket buyers will need to collect their wristbands from our on-site Box Office – providing a name and ticket confirmation. Box Office (location below) will be well signed, and will be open from 11am-9pm (Saturday 22nd only). Please note that you will not be able to collect your wristband after 9pm on Saturday.

3) For all Saturday family ticket buyers, you can collect your tickets from the box office or on the door at Cobalt

BOX OFFICE LOCATION: 55 Lime Street (Opposite Seven Stories) Ouseburn Valley Newcastle, NE1 2PQ

NB. There will be no entry to venues without a valid festival wristband. Thank you for support Tipping Point Live… we hope you enjoy the festival!


Ticket options are:

£15 Adult & baby (up to 15 mth) All Dayer

£15 Adult and child (15 mth to 10 years) All Dayer

£8 Archipelago X Josie Brookes + Seven Stories show (1 adult plus child/extra child ticket)

£6 Family Social + Seven Stories show (1 adult plus child/extra child ticket)

£4 Noise Lab + Seven Stories show (1 adult plus child/extra child ticket)

Any ticket question please contact

Each ticket allows access to all of the following events on Saturday 22nd June 2019:


Saturday Social | Saturday 22nd June, 11am – 1pm | Cobalt Studios 


Nigel John for Chalk

Start your Saturday off in style with a family social at Cobalt Studios. Visit our festival eco-glitter bar to get you in the mood to throw some shapes, channel Florence Welch and craft your own ethereal nature crown, craft musical icons out of clay, and scribble on the drawing floor. All set to a soundtrack of dance-inducing tunes from a surprise DJ. Tickets available here.


NOISE LAB Drop In Session | Saturday 22nd June, 1pm -3pm | Ouseburn Farm


Nigel John for Chalk

Bang, ting, boom, zing! Drop into the NOISE LAB to make, create and experiment with recycled materials and make your own instruments. We’ll be showing you how to make mighty bassoons, booming drums and singing straws. Let’s make some noise! Tickets available here.


Archipelago X Josie Brookes | Saturday 22nd June, 4pm – 5pm  | Cobalt Studios


Josie Brookes

Join us for a corker of a gig with Newcastle based dreamy post-jazz trio, Archipelago. Prepare for an experimental musical adventure which will make you want to play the saxophone, master the drums and make music of your own. The gig will feature a special visual experience from artist Josie Brookes. Josie will be creating a responsive stop motion animation in real time, translating the sounds she hears into bold visual forms, that move to the music. The audience will be able to see her colourful working process as she cuts, draws makes and moves her work, bringing it to animated life on the projected screen. Tickets available here.


About Chalk

Chalk is a family-focused organisation based in North East England. Established in 2015, Chalk aims to introduce children to culture through immersive activities and events, promoting accessible learning through play.


In Partnership with Seven Stories

Mysterious Music and Stranger Stories – 3x Performances, Saturday 22nd June


There will be 3 showings of this performance – 12pm, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm

Tipping Point and Seven Stories – National Centre for Children’s Books are proud to be collaborating on ‘Mysterious Music and Stranger Stories’ … a special new event to preview exclusively at Tipping Point Live 2019.

Families with young children can explore the intimate attic space in Seven Stories for a unique experience of storytelling and interactive music from one of the centre’s very own ‘story catchers’ alongside contemporary electronic composer and performer Jeremy Bradfield.

There will be 3 x 45mins performances over the course of Saturday 22nd June 2019 allowing all ticket buyers to attend this unique show. Tickets available here.


All events form part of the Tipping Point Live Festival family programme. As part of the family ticket price, families will also get access to all of these activities throughout the day across the Ouseburn Valley.

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FAQs and Additional Information

We will offer special exceptions to single parents with more than one child. Please enquire by contacting

If two parents/carers want to come with only one child they will still need to buy 2 family tickets (including the appropriate age range ticket for their child)

If two parents/carers as part of the same family group buy tickets but want to bring more than 2 children we can make special consideration if you contact

For any additional enquiries or ticket-related questions please contact


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