Comedy Night – For those looking for something a little more light hearted we have lined up a night of comedy in the Venue, downstairs in the Students’ Union. Our selection of comedians will leave you in stitches, and our headliner, Carl Donnelly, is not to be missed. Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Newcomer 2007, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Carl has also appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News. He is also a regular on radio appearing as a guest on such shows as BBC 5live’s The Back End of Next Week, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Act Your Age as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT. He has also co-hosted a radio show for the Fubar Radio app after his acclaimed podcast which he recorded with Chris Martin. Doors open from 7pm.
You can sign up for the comedy night at the Info Tent or in the Stretch Tent. You don’t need to sign up for this event to attend but by signing up you guarantee yourself a seat at the event.
Aspers – Fancy your hand at poker? Try one of our ‘Learn to Play’ sessions. You can take part in a Freshers’ special tournament with prizes up for grabs! Open to beginners, professionals and everything in between. Strictly over 18s only, you must bring your ID.
Grub Crawls – Fancy 3 courses at 3 different restaurants? And of course all for FREE! If so don’t forget to sign up to our Grub Crawls! With the choice of two different crawls you’ll be spoilt for choice as we take you to either Osbourne Road, in the heart of the Jesmond, or to Newcastle’s premier entertainment venue, The Gate. There’s nothing like good grub!
Gory Tour – The Gory Tour of Newcastle is a tour designed to tell you the stories of Newcastle’s darker past. Let Iles Tours show you where Newcastle’s Necromancer lived, explain to you about the civil war, violent murders and the Resurrectionists – teams of body snatchers, focused on profit delivering bodies to doctors all for your enjoyment. Tours are two hours long.
Kafeneon – Get ready for an authentic Greek banquet at Kafeneon! They prepare quality Greek and Mediterranean dishes on site using only the finest ingredients. The atmosphere is friendly and warm so it is the perfect place to meet new friends over a love of food.
Cinema Trip – With some huge blockbusters still to be released this year, we’re sure that plenty of you will be keen for a trip to the cinema over Freshers’ Week and it’s completely FREE with a Freshers’ Week Wristband! Come to the Info Tent during the day to collect your free ticket!