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In the roll up to the end of term, there are plenty of things to see and do beyond campus whether that’s skate till late or enjoy a cultural day out at one of the many beautiful galleries. We take you through just a few key events happening in the coming weeks of November.

The Power – Wylam Brewery: 16th November

Don’t forget to put on your leg warmers and grab your hair spray before you head down to Wylam Brewery on the 16th November. For one night only you can enjoy electric Power Ballads of the eighties and nineties. Expect plenty of guilty pleasures and good beers!

Tickets cost £13.20.

The Enchanted Interior and Curator Talk: 19th November

For a spot of culture a visit to the Laing Gallery is an absolute must. Especially this month thanks to one of its latest fascinating exhibitions, the Enchanted Interior. This exhibition focuses on the often political landscape of the domestic sphere specifically in terms of gender. The Enchanted Interior is described as an exploration of “the sinister implications of a popular theme in nineteenth-century painting: the depiction of the interior as a ‘gilded cage’ in which women are pictured as ornamental objects.” This is a touring exhibition so make sure you visit it at the Laing before it travels elsewhere.

If you would prefer to learn from the experts whilst you peruse the artwork, you can hear from the curator herself – Madeleine Kennedy on Tuesday 19th November as she further delves into the stories behind the paintings.

Admission Charges Apply for both the talk and the exhibition separately.

Hhareem Life, Constantinople, 1857 by J.F. Lewis © Laing Art Gallery


Rock the rink with a Friday Night Skate at Centre for Life

Get in the festive spirit by wrapping up warm and hitting the ice at Time Square this November! The rink - set up by the Life Science Centre - is back in town in time for the Christmas season. Get your skates on for Friday and you can beat the cold with the help of some up-and-coming- DJs during your skate session.

Newcastle Book Festival: 23 - 30 November  

Literary Lovers should make space in their diaries for the Newcastle Book Festival. Hosted by both the Lit and Phil Library and the City Library, you can expect a lot of interesting events to take place.  Events discuss themes from, the Newcastle witch trials, the books you would save from the Apocalypse, to writing that second novel. Make sure to check out the full list here.

During the festival The Lit and Phil – or the Literary and Philosophical Society - will be hosting free guided tours, which is well worth attending. Founded in 1823, the Lit and Phil is one the oldest libraries the city, and England’s largest independent libraries outside of London.


The Alternative London Tour:

Learn more about the streets surrounding our London Campus in East London with an Alternative London Tour guided by local artists. Explore Spitalfields and East London by taking in some of the surrounding street murals dotted around the area. London Bike Tour also offers the chance to relax and take in the sites of East London at a leisurely pace along the canals and areas where foot traffic can’t reach.


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