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Top 10 Things to do in March

A snow-dusted campus marks a frosty start to March, and may have us wondering if winter will ever end! But don’t worry, with the holidays just around the corner and longer, lighter evenings on the horizon; it’s time to spring into action and enjoy one or two of these top Toon events…

Tunes Over Tyne, Tyne Theatre Opera House


5th March

Our very own students help kick start the month with a glorious production, celebrating 150 years of music at one of the city’s oldest and grandest venues, Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Spanning the years and genres, Tunes Over Tyne offers an eclectic mix of performances paid in homage to the North East’s vibrant music scene.

Also this month, enjoy an enchanting production of Into the Woods, Mock the Week comedians Katherine Ryan and Ed Byrne taking to the stage and even an all-star Easter panto!

Top of the Monument Tour


7th March

Climb the narrow spiral staircase and take in stunning views atop one of Newcastle’s most iconic landmarks, Grey’s Monument. Among Give it a Go‘s most popular trips, rubbing shoulders with Earl Grey is a definite tick off your Toon Bucket List!

BBC Newcastle Backstage Studio Tour


10th March

Lights, camera, action! Step behind the scenes for an exclusive peek into the glamorous world of television and radio with Give it a Go’s BBC backstage tour. From parking yourself in the prestigious presenter’s chair to getting the inside scoop fresh from the newsroom, or even making your own television show; no two tours are the same!

Sailing and Yachting


11th March

Sail away to the majestic shores of Derwent Reservoir with Give it a Go this March. Slip on a wetsuit and hit the open water as a team of experienced instructors show you the ropes. Anchors aweigh!

Japanese Dining Experience, Sky Apple Café


11th March

In celebration of Hinamatsuri (Japan’s Girls’ Festival) and International Women’s Day, it’s konnichiwa to all things feminine at Sky Apple Café! Drawing inspiration from renowned Japanese artists and serving up an array of traditional Hinamatsuri dishes, this unique event in Heaton’s popular vegan cafe is an absolute must for those with a taste for Asian culture.

Like what you see? Why not also check out our student blogs, An Asian Food Lovers Guide to NCL or the Top 5 Places for Vegan Comfort Food.

The Big Uni Clash, St James’ Park


March 24th

There’s a score to be settled and the mighty St James’ Park is the venue as we get set to take on our rivals, Team Northumbria. Cheer on our lads as they kick, ruck and scrum their way to victory, before settling in to watch Newcastle Falcons take on Northampton Saints at this momentous rugby occasion.

The North East Cheese Festival, Times Square


16th March

Boasting to be the cheesiest event in the North East this year, enjoy a wide variety of your favourite fromages as they’re grilled, baked and stretched to perfection by a host of local and national street food vendors.

From artisan cheeses to mac ‘n cheeses, there’ll be cheese to suit all tastes, alongside a spread of the finest DJs, live bands and interactive entertainment; for a guaranteed gouda time, you’d feta not miss it!

Ouseburn Open Studios


17th – 18th March

Whether it’s jewellery, glass, textiles, prints, paintings or pottery that gets you feeling creative, Open Studios has you covered! Head to Ouseburn and feel inspired as an abundance of local artists fling open their studio doors, inviting you to come along and peruse their work. Enjoy demonstrations, snap up one-off pieces or even have a go at creating your very own masterpiece!

Newcastle International Film Festival


29th March – 1st April

Kicking off with a glitzy Opening Ceremony at our old favourite, Tyneside Cinema, join fellow film enthusiasts for a full weekend of cinema classics from around the globe.

From Hollywood to Bollywood, there’ll be screenings to suit all tastes. Plus, exclusive events and industry workshops brought to you by some of the most talented minds of the silver screen.

Battle of the Burger – TOP BUN!, Wylam Brewery


30th – 31st March

Ten competitors, two days, and only one can call themselves Top Bun! For the third year running Wylam Brewery invites local eateries to step up to the challenge and create the best burger for just £3. Add a side of fries, drinks and DJs, and this years event is sure to be a winner.

So, who has the best burgers in town? Will last year’s champions Lola Jeans reign supreme once more, or perhaps newcomers Grumpy Panda will pip them to the post with a delicious vegan offering? There’s only one way to find out!


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