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What's On This Month

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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!

May 2022

Dog Therapy

Location: Newcastle

Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a national charity bringing volunteers and their dogs into establishments to provide comfort, distraction and stimulation. Come along to the Students Union on May 3rd and May 24th for some cuddles with a good doggo!

NSU Annual Awards

Location: Newcastle

Come celebrate the students and student groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, their course and student life at Northumbria this year. The event will take place on May 5th at the Domain at 6pm. Entry is free. 

Vegan Nights

Location: London

Come along to London’s largest plant-based party on May 5th for great street food, vegan beer and live DJ sets. The event will gather around 40 food stalls, including the likes of the Hogless Roast, Oh my Gulay! and Plant Powered Pizza. Dogs are also welcome! Tickets are £7-£10.


Don’t miss out on the UK’s biggest beer festival. Taking place on May 6th and 7th at Printworks London, the festival will feature over 60 UK brewers, including some London faves like Fourpure, Meantime or Old Street Brewery. There’ll also be plenty of street food and DJ sets. Entry is £24.

The Big North Tattoo Show 

Location: Newcastle

Thinking of getting a tattoo? Do you need some inspo? Head over Utilita Arena for one of Europe’s biggest tattoo conventions. Featuring local and international artists, the event will take place on May 7th and 8th and it will offer the opportunity to discover 300 of the world’s best tattooists. Tickets are £14.95.

The Late Shows

Location: Newcastle

Featuring open art studios, music, performance, galleries, museums and other interactive events, this late-night cultural crawl will take you around Newcastle’s greatest cultural spots. The event will take place over the 13th and 14th of May at 6pm. Entry is free.

Tyneside Vegan and Music Fest

Location: Newcastle

Come along the Domain on May 14th for an afternoon full of great music and vegan food. There'll be local and regional musicians, street food stalls and lots to buy. Tickets are £2.74-3.83.  

Bongo's Bingo

Location: Newcastle

Traditional bingo with a crazy spin. Bongo’s Bingo combines dance offs, rave intervals and incredible (and not so incredible) prizes. The event takes place at the Boiler Shop on May 19th at 6:30pm. Entry is £12.

Adventure Cinema at Saltwell Park

Location: Newcastle

Come enjoy the start of summer at this cinematic event at Saltwell Park. From May 20th till May 22nd, Saltwell park will host an open-air cinema experience screening West Side Story, Mamma Mia and Rocketman. Tickets are £14.50-20.50.


Location: Newcastle

Calling all Swifties! Do you have a blank space in your diary? Then look no further! Head over the Boiler Shop on May 21st and 22nd for a night dedicated to all things Taylor Swift. Expect deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites, and, of course, all the hits. Entry is £11.

Chelsea in Bloom

Location: London

Chelsea’s annual flower art show is back! Under this year’s theme “British Icons”, the streets and squares of this London’s borough will showcase high-class horticulture inspired by great British personalities such as the Queen or the Beatles from May 23rd till May 28th.

Walthamstow Flea Market

Location: London

Come along Truman Social Club on May 25th for some vintage clothes and furniture, handmade jewellery, comics, records and antiques, as well as drinks and live music. You can find more info here.

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