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Each month, we will be compiling a selection of events for you here, so that you can keep track of things happening both on and off campus. From events in student accommodation and society socials to Northumbria University Sport fixtures and pop-up events on campus, we've got you covered!

March 2023

Lez Pop

Location: Newcastle

Come to Star and Shadow on 4 March at 7pm for a pop night out filled with Lesbian hits from the L Word, Hayley Kiyoko, FLETCHER, Tegan and Sara, Syd, Kehlani and more! This is a queer event that welcomes everyone regardless of how they identify. Tickets are £3 and can be booked here.

Tony Talks

Location: Newcastle

Fairtrade Fortnight and Tony’s Chocolonely are visiting City campus to talk about fair chocolate and changing the chocolate industry. Oh, and there will be chocolate tasting too! The event will take place on 7 March at 2pm at the Training Rooms 1 and 2. Entry is free but booking is essential

Hyegyeong Choi: 'Food Coma'

Location: London

New York-based South Korean artist HyeGyeong Choi’s is presenting ‘Food Coma’, her debut exhibition, at Carl Kostyál gallery. These series of paintings explore the riotous fantasies of bounty and indulgence, and subconscious desire while questioning societal expectations of the normative body. The exhibition will be available until 11th March and entry is free.

Born Lippy and Wor Lasses International Women's Day Special

Location: Newcastle

Cobalt is hosting a special event to celebrate Women’s Day on 8 March at 7pm. There will be an all-female line-up and hosts, that will feature Pushcart-nominated poet from Belfast Elizabeth McGeown, North-East poet and editor Degna Stone, Irish singer songwriter Mima Merrow, an open mic poetry slam and other support acts. Tickets are £6-10 and you can book them here.

Women in Street Art

Location: Amsterdam

In a scene which mostly consists of men, there are plenty of influential female street artists, such as Lady Aiko, Nina Valkhoff and Mick La Rock (Mickey). This exhibition at STRAAT in Amsterdam aims to render visibility and honour these female role models and it will be open throughout the month of March. Tickets are 18€.

International Women's Day - Women in Art Walking Tour

Location: London

Join this 2.5 hour walking tour of the National Gallery which will highlight female artists in the collection while also challenging the way art history has traditionally been told through the male gaze. Tours will take place on 8th and 11th of March at 10am and tickets are £25.

This Girl Can 5K Run/Jog/Walk

Location: Newcastle

Head over Exhibition Park on 8th March at 6pm to celebrate International Women’s Day. You can run, job or walk round a 5k or 1 mile route. Runners are welcome to dress up however they like. Click here for more information.

Women, Witches and Wenches

Location: London

Museum of London Docklands' current exhibition focuses on the gory topic of historical executions. This International Women's Day, join special guest speakers Maria Beadell, Vanessa King and Dr Alice Tarbuck as they explore stories of witches - accused women, marginalised ‘magic’ and subsequent experiences of public punishment in the Capital through history. Tickets are £12.

Treble on the Tyne

Location: Newcastle

Don't miss the Irish Dance Society's annual show 'Treble on the Tyne'! Taking place on the 10th and 11th of March at 7pm at the SU, the show will feature a variety of dances learnt by the society members throughout the year. Tickets cost £6 for students and £8 for the general public and the proceeds will go to the society's fundraise for 'The People's Kitchen'. Get your tickets here

Museum Market at Museumplein

Location: Amsterdam

Every third Sunday of the Month, the Museumplein welcomes Dutch designers and other international food vendors. Think art and design, fashion and accessories, home and textiles, and much more! The market is open from 10am until 6pm and entry is free.

Dear Black Women and Girls Festival

Location: London

Head over the Novotel London West Conference Centre on 11th March to celebrate International Women’s Day and empower Black women and girls across the UK. The programme will include a variety of activities and workshops to promote self-care, self-love and mental and emotional wellness. Tickets are £6.98 and can be purchased here.

Bend&Shake Women's Day Party

Location: Newcastle

To celebrate International Womxn's Day, Bend&Shake are throwing a party on 11th March to celebrate electronic music. Expect house, techno, garage, trance, drum&bass and much more! Tickets are £6 adv/door.


Location: Amsterdam

The IJ-Hallen is the biggest flea market in Europe and will take place on 11th and 12th of March. Expect unique products like home furnishings, clothing, or music records. Tickets are 6-10€.

St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

Location: London

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style with London’s St Patrick’s Parade and Festival on 12th March at Trafalgar Square. Starting at 12pm, the event will bring together Irish food vendors, dance performances and a huge parade featuring pageantry, floats and music. Entry is free.

Beamish Museum

Location: Newcastle

We are visiting the Beamish Museum as part of our Be Part Of It events. Join us on 12th March for a tour of this world-famous open-air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. Explore the 1900s Town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War. Tickets are £12 and you can purchase them here.

Top of the Monument Tour

Location: Newcastle

Have you ever wanted to see the view from the top of Grey’s Monument? Join us on 15th March for the little known 164 step climb to the top of this famous landmark and discover one of the city’s greatest views. Tickets are £4 and can be booked here.

St Patrick's Day at the SU

Location: Newcastle

Join the SU for their huge St Patrick’s all day party on 17 March! Starting off with some breakfast at Habita, there will also be a crazy golf course, games, karaoke, and, of course, plenty of Guinness! Make sure to check the SU website for more details.

Floristry Masterclass

Location: Newcastle

Looking for a new way to brighten up your room? Perhaps a gift for Mother's Day? Join us on this Wreath making workshop on 17th March where you will be able to create hat box floral arrangement with the aid of a qualified florist. Tickets are £15 and you can reserve your spot here.


Location: Newcastle

With the sucessful return of Varsity in 2022, we are planning on making it even bigger and better this year. With more teams, more fans and more for you to get involved in on campus!  Varsity aims to represent student athletes from both universities and be a showcase for student sport within the city. The battle for the north, and a brand new varsity trophy! Make sure you get down and support your teams during the week of the 20th-24th of March. Wear your colours with pride and bring the noise. For more information and how to get involved, click here.

Interactive Darts

Location: Newcastle

Enjoy the ultimate darts experience on 21st March with Be Part Of it and get yourself down to the oche at The WonderBar, Newcastle.Play for fun, or get competitive, with our interactive darts experience, which allows you to battle through five different games to become the ultimate interactive darts champion. No experience is necessary, and anybody can play! Book your ticket for £3.

Disney's The Lion King

Location: Newcastle

The long-awaited return of ‘The Lion King’ to the North East, join us on 22nd March at Sunderland Empire for a night to remember! See musical hits like ‘The Circle of Life’, ‘Shadowlands’ and ‘Endless Night’ come alive on stage, with pre-booked travel to and from the Venue. Tickets are £25 and you can book your place here.

The Watermelon Woman

Location: Newcastle

As part of their LGBT+ History Month programme, Star and Shadow cinema is screening 'The Watermelon Woman' on 26th March at 7:30pm. Set in Philadelphia, young Black lesbian Cheryl works in a video store with her friend Tamara but is determined to make a documentary about forgotten uncredited Black actress from the 1930s known only as ‘The Watermelon Woman’. She encounters a range of people including her own mother as well as activist Camille Paglia, who help uncover the mystery also coincides with her growing relationship with Diana. In the process, she discovers the hidden side to lesbian relationships. Tickets range from £0-7 and can be booked through this link.

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