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Top 10 things to do in November

Stuck for things to do in November? Here are the top events taking place in the city.

1.The Russell Group Postgraduate Study Roadshow

Interested in or considering postgraduate study after you graduate? The Russell group roadshow is the perfect opportunity to meet 24 different universities all under the same roof!

You can chat to current students, staff members and find out information about courses and fees. So if you fancy postgraduate study or have no idea yet register online and then pop along to the Great North Museum: Hancock between 11.30am and 3.30pm on 2nd November to have a chat!

2. Author Deborah Levy discussing her new novel on campus


Come and meet Deborah Levey the author of  the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel ‘Swimming Home’. Deborah will be discussing her new book alongside William Feinnes in Kings Hall on the 10th November at 7.15pm. Get your tickets here.

3. Top of the Monument Tour

Photos of Newcastle city centre taken from the top of Gery's Monument

Give it a Go are running various activities you can take part in this semester. One of the most popular trips is the tour that will take you up inside Greys Monument and bring you out at the viewing deck at the top.

It’s just a small 164 step climb to see the best sights in Newcastle from one of the most historic landmarks in the city. Tours take place on the 9th November and slots are every 30 mins from 1pm until 3pm, tickets are £2 and you can book online.

4. Insights Public Lecture

Newcastle University/Brisish Science Festival. Lecture on Education bt star speaker Prof. Sugatra Mitra in The Curtis Auditaurium, Herschel Building. Pictured: audience listen to the lecture. Pic: Mike Urwin. 110913

Insights is a program run by the University that offers free lectures to the public. On the 17th of November, three researchers from our Faculty of Medical Sciences will be lecturing on the cutting edge of science and discussing how their findings may underpin the medical treatments of tomorrow.

This event will be taking place in the Curtis Auditorium at 5.30pm.

5. Ice skating at Centre for Life


The ice rink is back again this year! Starting on the 12th November right through to the 26th February you can head down to the Centre for Life and and have a whirl around on Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink! Don’t forget there are special deals for student tickets.

6. Newcastle International Christmas Market


Image source: NewcastleGateshead

The fantastic International Christmas Market returns to the streets of Newcastle again starting on 18th November until 11th December 2016 where you’ll find all sorts of unusual Christmas gifts and festive foods you can’t find anywhere else.

You can try French crepes, Spanish paella, mouthwatering chocolate cakes and biscuits from the Italian biscotterie or wonderful cakes and pastries from the French patisserie.

7. Walking on Cars gig at NUSU


Image source: NUSU

Fans of popular Irish band Walking on Cars will be happy as they are playing in our Students’ Union on 18th November at 7pm. You can book your tickets online, but be sure to book up quickly as this is an event you won’t want to miss!

8. The Argie Bhaji Curry Battle


Image source: NewcastleGateshead

From the guys who did Battle of the Burger comes The Curry Battle where 8 Curry Vendors go toe to toe for a spice filled bonfire weekend of foody goodness! The event takes place at Wylam brewery starting at 5pm 4 November and midday on 5th November. It’s free entry and there will be fireworks on the Saturday evening.

9. Bright Club


Image source: The Stand

Bright Club blends comedy, music, new writing, research and performance all into one night. Locally sourced academics will take to the stage performing comic routines centered around their research.

Bright club offers comedy and entertainment like no other and is an event enjoyed by all! Taking place on 15th November at 8.30pm in The Stand comedy club, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

10. Newcastle Christmas Lights Switch On!


Newcastle's Grey Street Christmas lights in long exposure 2014


The city of Newcastle will be transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland on the 17 November. Get into the Christmas spirit with Metro Radio, Cllr Hazel Stephenson the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and other special guests as 20,00 lights all over the city are illuminated.

This event is free for all and will take place at approx 5. 30pm


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