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What’s on in Newcastle this November

What’s on this week…

There’s loads happening in Newcastle this week.  Amazing events including cinema, theatre, music, comedy, exhibitions, festivals and sporting events.

Browse our highlights below to find something exciting to suit your taste whether you’re looking for, you can also keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter.

Drive In Movie Nights

drive in cinema south shields

Following last year’s fantastically received event, the Drive-In Cinema returns to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, South Shields for 2016.

Venue – Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, South Shields.  From 29 Oct 2016 to 20 Nov 2016.  

You can keep up to date with what’s on on their Facebook page here.  Here is a sample of What’s on this week…

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Once your car is parked customers may head to the catering kiosks where we will be offering a selection of your favourite cinema foods and snacks including; hot dogs, popcorn and nachos as well as soft drinks or hot drinks. All items will be clearly priced at the kiosks.

Food kiosks will only accept cash on movie nights and close at 7.30pm.


 Segedunum Fireworks at the Fort – Thursday 3rd November


Remember, remember the fifth of November – Gunpowder, treason and plot!

Bring your oohs and aahs to fireworks at the fort and see the night sky over the River Tyne light up where the iconic Swan Hunter would launch its ships. 

As well as the firework extravaganza, why not explore the museum exhibits or have a bite to eat in the cafe before choosing the best spot outside to watch the display at 6.30pm?


Entry to the museum and cafe is free from 4pm.

Fireworks from 6:30pm.


Free, donations are welcome.

For more information click here.


Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles + Tom Blackwell – 4th November 8.00pm

erin rae the meanwhiles

The wonderful Erin Rae makes her first visit to the UK from Nashville, Tennessee to promote her debut album, Soon Enough. Already picking up huge praise in the US and emerging as one of the young trailblazers of the country roots scene, Rae is set for very big things.

Tom Blackwell is a pure country soul singer and songwriter just making waves.

Live Theatre, Studio Theatre, Broad ChareQuaysideNewcastle Upon TyneTyne And WearNE1 3DQ.  Located on the third floor, which is accessible via the lift and stairs, this space offers a flexible mix of tables and free standing chairs or simply rows of chairs according to event.   Please note that seats are unreserved – audience members choose a seat(s) on the night, ticket numbers do not refer to a particular seat.

Buy tickets here.


The Argie Bhaji…Curry Battle

wylam brewery

Join Wylam Brewery for The Hottest Battle In Town

8 Curry Vendors go toe to toe for a spice filled bonfire weekend of foody goodness.

Friday 4 November: The battle will commence at 5pm.

Saturday 5 November: The Argie Bhaji… Curry Battle begins at midday and will include the burning of the guy and fireworks.

Free Entry.

Wylam Brewery – Palace of ArtsExhibition ParkClaremont 


Fireworks Spectacular at Saltwell Park – Saturday November 5th

metro radio fireworks at saltwell park

On Saturday November 5th, Metro Radio will be heading to Saltwell Park, Gateshead again to host a Firework Spectacular with intu Metrocentre ‘putting the sparkle into your shopping for 30 years’, and they’d love you to join them for another great night!

For more information, and to buy tickets visit:

They’ve got live music and entertainment as well as performances from intu Metrognomes and the best emerging North East talent.


Boo (Beth Coates)
Channy Thompson
North Road
Craig Roddam
The Waiters

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This year they’ll be celebrating intu Metrocentre’s 30th Birthday so they’ve added in a fairground area and a huge bonfire which will be lit before the firework display.  Not only that there is some great prizes from intu Metrocentre up for grabs and if you take your ticket or wristband to one of their customer services desks on the 12th or 13th of November you will be entered into a draw to win a £1,000 intu shopping voucher.

You can also purchase them now at the following outlets £2 per person (no booking fees) until the 5th November, subject to availability.

– Customer Services Desks at intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square
– Gateshead Leisure Centre
– Metro Radio Reception – (between office hours: 9am – 5.30pm)

Gates will be open at 5:00pm with the main display at 7:30pm

For more information and timings visit :


Stewart Lee – 6th November

stewart lee live


‘Provocative, defiant and challenging originality’ – The Times

Exclusive Live Events to Launch the DVD of
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (Series 4)

Theatre Royal100 Grey StreetNewcastle upon TyneTyne and WearNE1 6BR
This special run of Stewart Lee gigs celebrate the DVD launch of the acclaimed BBC series STEWART LEE’S COMEDY VEHICLE – SERIES 4.  Stewart Lee will perform a live show that will include new material being prepared for his Content Provider tour, and each ticket will include a very special limited edition copy of the new DVD (launched 10/10/2016).  Each DVD comes in a limited edition slip-cover designed by artist Luke Drozd – exclusively available to bookers of this live show. 

Ticket price £24.50 includes a special limited edition of STEWART LEE’S COMEDY VEHICLE Series 4 DVD (RRP £19.99) to be collected on the night.  Click here for tickets.

Stewart will sign copies after the show.






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