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Top 10 Things To Do In April

1. Hit the North Festival

Hit the North Fest

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A new inner-city, multi-venue festival is coming to Newcastle on 28th April 2017. Hit the North festival boasts a line-up of the best cutting-edge music from Britain and beyond from Lethal Bizzle to The Bay Rays. You don’t want to miss the first festival to take place in 11 venues across the city… so get your tickets now.

2. Battle of the Burger

Battle of the Burger

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Battle of the Burger returns to Wylam Brewery on the 14th and 15th of April for a 2 day battle! This is the best opportunity for you to try the burger delicacy’s of the city for a pocket friendly price of £3. This is a free event so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t attend!

3. Saltholme Nature Reserve

Saltholme Nature Reserve

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Give it a Go are offering you a chance to explore more of the North East this month with a visit to Saltholme Nature Reserve in Stockton-on-Tees. Explore the state of the art building and the panoramic views it has to offer of the wetlands. If it’s wildlife your after the viewing hides and visitor centre allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife. This event takes place on 30th April, meeting outside the Hatton Gallery for 10:30am.


4. MBA Open Event

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Thinking about an MBA? The Business School are hosting an informative event about the Newcastle MBA course on the 27th April from 5.15pm. This is the perfect opportunity for you to come along and find out what Newcastle has to offer, as well as getting the opportunity to speak to current MBA students and course directors.

5. East is East

East is East

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Northern Stage is putting on a performance of the award-winning comedy that went on to become a BAFTA-winning film sensation. East is East is a production about the joy, chaos and love of family life. Shows start on the 18th of April and you can get your tickets here.

6. Chocolate Workshops at Life

Ever wondered why we all love chocolate so much? Head down to the Life Science Centre to discover the science behind chocolate in their special workshops taking place 14th- 17th April.

The best part of all is that the workshop is included in your admission ticket to the Centre but availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

7. Taken Live at the SU


Irish Pop/Rock music band Taken are going to be performing live in Venue at the Students’ Union on Friday 14th April. Tickets are only £10 so there’s really no excuse…

8. Handmade Cosmetics with Lush

Handmade Cosmetics with Lush

Give it a Go are running their popular Lush workshop again, if you missed it last time or just couldn’t make it here’s your perfect opportunity…

At the workshop you’ll get to have a go at making bath bombs and you’ll even get to take one home with you. This event takes place Monday 24th April at 5pm and tickets will set out fast so get yours now!

9. The Newcastle Rum Festival


Newcastle’s first ever rum festival is coming to town on 28th and 29th of April. You will get the opportunity to learn about the history of rum from famous bloggers, whilst sampling lots of street food and dancing away to steel drums. This event is taking place in Hoult’s Yard and tickets start at £8.55!

10. Canada REConnected |

Two of Canada’s foremost artists present a compelling programme of contemporary repertoire by Canadian and international composers that features percussion as its prominent voice. This event is free to attend and will take place in King’s Hall on Thursday 27th April at 1.10pm.

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