Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bede's World Heads Back to a Not-So-Monastic Past

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bede's World Heads Back to a Not-So-Monastic Past

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A PARTY was dedicated yesterday to just one decade in a site's 1,300-year history.

The Sixties bash with a Beatles flavour was staged at Bede's World in Jarrow.

The anything-but-monastic Sixties were celebrated at what is likely to be Britain's next world heritage site.

Guests at the garden party dressed as The Beatles from Sergeant Pepper and one couple re-created the John and Yoko bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton.

Sixties group Twilight Zone and Misspent Uke -a ukelele band - provided the music and there was an array of food of the time on offer, from prawn cocktail and Black Forest gateaux to Angel Delight and Dream Topping. Guests who arrived in 60s gear were admitted at 60s prices.

They could also try their hand at craft activities with a 60s touch, such as stone carving peace signs and wooden flowers.

The event was the idea of a group of older people who are part of Bede's World Opening Cultural Doors project, which is funded by South Tyneside Council. …

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