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Top 11 Things to do in February

From dazzling dancing dragons to marvellous magical ice sculptures, you’ll not be short for things to do in and around Newcastle this February!

VINYL MARKET, Tyne Bank Brewery

2nd February

If vinyl’s your bag, head to Tynebank Brewery and rifle through reams of retro records covering a variety of styles and genres. Enjoy appetisingly authentic Greek cuisine served up by Acropolis Street Food through the day, before resident DJs set the dance floor alight from 7pm.


2nd & 11th February

Nothing parallels the excitement of ring side seats, witnessing some of the North East’s top wresting talent backbreak, chokeslam and powerbomb their way to victory! Prepare yourself for bar-room brawls, stink faces and death defying balcony dives at one of the city’s trendiest music venues.
Or, pop along on the 11th as The Hot 8 Brass Band turn up the funk with their high energy blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk and traditional New Orleans brass sounds.

MUSEUM OF THE MOON, Life Science Centre

2nd February – 31 March

Massive, magnificent and mesmerising. Get up close to the lunar surface as never before and marvel at the incredible detail of this seven-metre-wide spherical artwork. Using imagery captured by NASA, Museum of the Moon is as accurate as it is impressive. Don’t miss your chance to see it right here before it continues on its world tour!

LUNAR NEW YEAR, Stowell Street

5th February (Celebrations on Sunday 10th)

Join residents of the Toon in welcoming the year of the Pig with a dazzling array of themed crafts, dance, martial arts, food, drink and games. Featuring a grand parade through the city centre, complete with dazzling dances of the dragon and lion. Kung hey Fat Choi!

POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY, Newcastle University

6th February

Thinking of going in to further study? Then come along to our Open Day for a taste of postgraduate student life in Newcastle! With more campus tours, application tips and careers support on hand than you can shake a stick at, it’s a must for anyone considering further study.


7th February

If you have an eye for style, then you’ll love the ever popular Vintage Kilo Sale! Returning to our very own Students’ Union this February, fill your boots with top name brands at low low prices. Now’s your chance to rifle through an abundance of retro rags and revamp your wardrobe ready for spring!

VALENTINE’S EVENTS, Various Locations

11th – 14th February

All loved up? Then sweep your beloved off their feet with a romantic film screening of 500 Days of Summer or Moulin Rouge in the enchanting setting of Newcastle Castle. Single-pringles might want to try Speed Dating at trendy Jam Jar or, for a more laid-back approach to finding love, head to Lola Jeans’ sparkling Singles Mixer.
If you’re not feeling the love, why not get your endorphins flowing with a Valentine’s 10k Run for charity? Or, save up all that heartbreak angst and unleash at Star and Shadow Cinema’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Massacre!

FIRE & ICE, Durham

22nd – 23rd February

A trip to the charming cobbled streets of Durham is never a bad thing, and in particular when they’re adorned with a magical trail of ice sculptures, illuminated by flaming beacons!
In an epic battle of good versus evil, enjoy some of your most-loved heroes and villains brought to life in wondrous hand-carved sculptures. Then, get ready to “Ooh” and ‘”Ahh” as the event draws to a close with a spectacular multimedia show of music, fire and water.


24th February

Love comics, games and all things geek? Then don your best homemade Stormtrooper suit and head to Jurys Inn where you’ll find yourself in your element at Newcastle Comic-Con! Enjoy games, workshops, contests and even one or two sci-fi celebs. Best. Day out. Ever.

GIVE IT A GO EVENTS, Various locations

Various dates through February

From Fashion Illustration to Ski Lessons and Make-up Masterclasses to cuddling doggos, Give it a Go have something for everyone this February! Make new friends whilst trying something new at these pleasingly pocket-friendly events.
Plus, our Careers Service are hosting First Year Fest on the 14th, an action packed day of careers information, guidance and activities, exclusively for first years. Our friendly team will be at hand to help you to make the most of your free-time, summer and beyond!

INSIGHTFUL TALKS, Newcastle University

Various dates through February

We have some fantastic talks coming up right here on campus this month. Join our experts for thought-provoking lectures on race with Understanding Islamophobia, sexuality in Seeing Homosexuality in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw or science with Uranium, the Bogeyman of the Periodic Table.

Plus, February marks the launch of our exciting new networking platform, NCL Spark, allowing users to instantly connect with our global alumni network, regardless of their whereabouts in the world. Join our exclusive launch party on the 4th and find out how you can best reap the benefits of being a Newcastle student and graduate.

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