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Top 12 Events in November

Top 12 Events in November

by Newcastle University

The Argie Bhaji Food Battle, Wylam Brewery


Let the Curry Battle commence!

Hosting a spicy alternative to your more traditional winter warmer celebrations, Wylam Brewery opens its doors once again, inviting vendors from across the region to step up to the challenge if they think they're hot enough.

Who will be crowned king of the curries? Come along from 1 November to 2 November to get tasting and have your say!

Saltwell Park Fireworks, Gateshead


One of the largest shows in the area and boasting to be bigger and better than ever before, Saltwell Park is all set for another huge firework extravaganza on 2 November 2019!

Hosted by Metro Radio, enjoy live music from some of the North East’s best emerging talent alongside rides, stalls and one of the largest displays you’re likely to catch.

With plenty of sparkling bonfire bashes taking place around the city, check out Best of the Bonfires: 5 Top Firework Displays for our roundup of the hottest displays in town.

Game of Thrones-themed tour of Hadrian's Wall


Did you know the initial inspiration for Game of Thrones’ ice wall was Hadrian’s Wall?

On 3 November, experience what it was like to be a Roman Legionary almost 2000 years ago as you look out over the distant hills and unknown lands north of the wall, exploring the rich history of the best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire.

Star Wars Spectacular, Sage Gateshead


With just under two months to go until the new Star Wars blockbuster hits screens, experience the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s epic take on the saga’s timeless soundtrack.

Demanding only the highest specification of world-class acoustics, the Sage’s largest and most spectacular auditorium, Sage One, is sure not to disappoint in fully immersing you into a galaxy far, far away…

Ice Skating, Centre for Life


There’s nothing quite like wrapping up warm on a cold winter’s night and heading out for a whirl on the ice at the Centre for Life’s open-air rink.

Gliding around under the Centre’s illuminated glass front isn’t just great fun, it’s great exercise too! Plus, you’re perfectly positioned to warm up afterwards in your choice Newcastle’s many restaurants and bars.

Make your way there from 9 November.

Newcastle Christmas Lights Switch-on, Monument


With the clocks back and days getting shorter, the city prepares to be adorned once more with almost 20,000 sparkling Christmas lights from the big switch-on on 7 November.

Meet at Grey’s Monument and join an expected 5,000 strong crowd and local celebrities in lighting up our streets with a dazzling injection of festive cheer.

Judy' Vintage and Street Food Market, Boiler Shop


Fashionable foodies 'rejoice' as one of the city’s trendiest venues, Boiler Shop, welcomes finger-licking street food from some of the UK’s finest vendors to their quirky Grade II* listed setting on 10 November.

Now’s your chance to revamp your wardrobe with one-off pieces, accessories, and jewellery, whilst enjoying scrumptious food and a buzzing atmosphere!

Lumiere Durham 2019, Durham


Returning for a special 10th anniversary edition, see the peaceful streets, bridges and buildings of Durham illuminated in marvellous displays of colour and movement from 14 November to 17 November.

With artists from across the world contributing to this year’s 37 radiant artworks, a ticket to Durham is sure to bring warmth and cheer to a dark November evening.

Newcastle Christmas Market 2019, Monument


Head to the town centre and enjoy festive treats and tastes from around the globe at this year’s International Christmas Market from 16 November onwards.

From sweet French crepes and Italian biscotti to mouth-watering German currywurst and Spanish paella, you’re sure to leave with a belly as full as your bag of one-of-a-kind stocking fillers!

Tynemouth Markets


Step off the Metro and into the quirky wonderland of Tynemouth Market from 17 November. Browsing the stalls you’ll find everything from paintings, candles or antiques to jewellery, crafts and taste bud tinging local treats.

Having filled your boots, round off the trip with a stroll around Tynemouth Priory or along Tynemouth Longsands, one of the North East’s best Blue Flag beaches.

Cinema Night at Quilliam Brothers Tea Rooms, Newcastle


With over 100 different flavours to choose from, relax in tea heaven as you settle down to enjoy a private cinema night at Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse.

Make your way down there from 22 November.

Edinburgh Christmas Markets, Edinburgh


Being just a couple of hours from one of the UK’s biggest and best Christmas Markets, we’re snapping up the opportunity to show you around Scotland’s glittering capital at this most magical time of year.

So head to Edinburgh from 30 November to see the sights and shop ‘til you drop whilst our friendly team of Student Ambassadors take care of planning your travel itinerary.