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Top April Events

By Chris, Student Content Creator
Newcastle university campus in spring, image of two people going up some stairs in front of spring flowers like tulips

Get into the spring mood as we head into Easter break with these Top April Events!  

Newcastle Puppetry Festival- til 7 April 

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Join the Newcastle Puppetry Festival as they celebrate their 5th edition of the festival! Get the opportunity to see a wide array of different puppetry shows, workshops, talks and films suitable for everyone to watch across various locations across Newcastle! There’re loads of things to do from “Puppet Valley” to “Beasts on the Street”, so whether you are a fan of art or have no clue about puppetry at all… There’s something for you! 

There are both ticketed and non-ticketed events across town, and you can find out more on their website. 

Newcastle Vegan Market- 20 April 

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Need your street market fix? Why not spice it up this month, as the Vegan Market takes over Grainger Street this month in Newcastle. Come along to Grainger Street to get a taste of various vegan street-foods, craft beers and pastries and breads from artisan bakers! Even if you’re not peckish, there is still loads on offer from small batch soapers, local artists and much more! 

So, if you want to support your local businesses, this is just for you! 

You can find out more on Eventbrite.

Cherry Blossom at Alnwick Garden- end of April

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Have you been wanting to see cherry blossom but don’t fancy the trip to Japan? Well, head off to The Alnwick Garden to visit the largest ‘Taihaku’ Cherry Orchard in the world! The trees generally blossom for two weeks at the end of April/start of May! 

It’s a must see for those who haven’t seen it before! 

Find out more on The Alnwick Garden’s website.

Lundgren Tours Harry Potter tour of Alnwick- 13 April 

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Are you a die-hard Harry Potter fan? Then this is for you! 

Join NUSU in this visit to Alnwick for a guided tour of the Castle- home to the filming locations for the first two Harry Potter films and explore the town of Alnwick making a pit stop at the gift shop to get as much wizarding merch as you could want! 

To find out more visit the NUSU website. 

Newcastle Castle 

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Ever wondered what gave Newcastle its name? Then why not visit the Newcastle castle? 

There is a wide range of activities available for you to do, no matter your interests, from taking a deep dive into the history of Newcastle in one of their scheduled talks, to taking in the views of the city and the River Tyne in a tour of the castle, or even a watching a movie at one of their scheduled movie showings! 

Click find out more on the Newcastle Castle website.




By Chris, first-year Medicine student and Student Content Creator