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Top 10 Things To Do In March

Get out and about and explore the beginnings of springtime this month! Here are the top events happening…

1. International Women’s Day 2017

On Wednesday 8th March come together to celebrate the work that staff and students, men and women, do around the University to promote and advance gender parity.

This event will take place at 12:45 – 14:30 in The Courtyard Dining Room.

2. Great North Nights


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The Great North Museum is hosting its first ever grown-up sleepover. It’s going to be an unforgettable Saturday night in Newcastle’s historic Great North Museum: Hancock, complete with food, drink, expert-led activities and live music. So if you fancy spending the night next to a t-rex why not book your tickets now.

This event will be taking place on Saturday 4th March at 6.30pm.

3. Blood Brothers at the Theatre Royal

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Image Source: NewcastleGateshead

The multi-award winning Blood Brothers musical is coming to the Theatre Royal between the 13th-18th of March. The musical tells the captivating tale of twins who were separated at birth only to meet again with fateful consequences. Be sure to get your tickets to see this fantastic performance soon.

4. Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2017

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Image Source: NewcastleGateshead

The Gateshead International Jazz Festival is back, welcoming artists from across the globe with a programme that brings something for all tastes. The festival will be held at the SAGE Gateshead on 31st March – 2nd April 2017. You can find out more about the award wining line up and book tickets online.

5. Jesmond Grub Crawl with Give It a Go

Image Source: NUSU

Image Source: NUSU

Head into Jesmond and try three different restaurants for three different courses all for the pocket friendly price of £10! Starting at Scalini’s Italian you’ll then head on over to Spy Bar and finally you’ll finish off at 97&Social. Get your tickets fast as this Give It a Go Event is sure to sell out fast.

This events takes place on 13th March meeting at 4.30pm at the front of NUSU.

 6. Creative Careers


Experienced industry professionals from across the UK from TV, film, radio, publishing and gaming industry will be visiting campus on Wednesday 1st March. The line up includes employers from BBC, ITV, Capital & Heart Radio, Tyneside Cinema and Seven Stories. This exciting event will give you the opportunity to attend various sessions throughout the day including panel Q&A sessions, interactive workshops to learn more about working in a creative environment and  informal discussions at the Information Station.

This event takes place in the Students’ Union and you can register for the event here.

7. York city trip

Image source: NUSU

Image source: NUSU

This is one of Give it a Go’s most popular city trips. For just £15 you can head to the iconic city of York for a fantastic day out, where there’s something for everyone from retail therapy to heading to the York dungeons.

This event takes place on Saturday 18th of March meeting outside the Hatton gallery at 8.30am.


8. Little Comets gig at SU

For the lovers of Indie music, the popular band Little Comets will be playing in the Students’ Union on Saturday 18th of March at 6pm. Originally from the North East and famous for their feel good, ‘kitchen sink indie’ music this is an event you wont want to miss! Get your tickets fast.

9. Vertigo Rock Climbing


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Fancy a challenge? Why not tackle the 19 climbing towers at Vertigo Climbing! Give it a go are offering this event at a pocket friendly price of £5 so book early to avoid disappointment.

This event will take place on Thursday 16th March, meeting at Eldon Leisure for 5.30pm.

10. Craig David at Metro Radio Arena

Image source: Metro Radio Arena

Image source: Metro Radio Arena

This is Craig David’s first UK tour in the last 15 years and he will be live at Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 29th of March. He will be performing some of his classic hits along with new music from his album. Visit the Metro Arena website to book tickets.

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