Our Round Up Of Northern Events Happening In March 2018

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Our Monthly Round Up Of  Northern Events Handpicked By Us For You

York Literature Festival

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Book lovers will love York Literature Festival; running from 15th to 26th March 2018. The festival promotes the arts in the city with a particular emphasis on literature, spoken word and poetry. Over 60 events will run during the course of the festival – you can find the full programme here.

World’s Original Marmalade Festival

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Paddington Bear  fans will love this one. A festival dedicated to celebrating marmalade by both showcasing and awarding the best in the region. Taking place on the weekend of March 17th and 18th in Penrith and Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens the festival will have demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart. More info here. 

Newcastle International Film Festival

From right Ammar Mirza, Craig Conway, Apple, Jacqui Miller Charlton, Geoff Wonfor
Image Credit: Newcastle International Film Festival

We attended the launch event of Newcastle International Film Festival which got me really excited. Happening over the course of the long Easter weekend, the festival will showcase a mix of films from Hollywood to Bollywood and sci-fi to horror in a variety of locations throughout the city. Local talent will also be celebrated, as well as films that coincide with the 100th anniversary of {some} women getting the right to vote. Check out their website here

Launch Of #ThisNorthernGirlCan, Teesside University



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The launch of #ThisNorthernGirlCan; a campaign for gender equality in the region is happening this month at Teesside University. The launch was originally scheduled to happen on Saturday 3rd but due to #TheBeastFromTheEast weather has had to be postponed.

A new date will be announced very soon. You can make sure you don’t miss the announcement by signing up for the up to date news.

Get up to speed by reading why we created the hashtag  and some inspiring interviews here.

Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep Exhibition, Bowes Museum

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This fantastic exhibition will run from 10th March through to mid summer. British artist, Jonathan Yeo is acclaimed worldwide for his depictions of public figures including Nicole Kidman, Damien Hirst and members of the Royal family, amongst others. Alongside his portraiture, Yeo has explored more conceptual themes in his ‘Surgery Series’ including the intricacies and complex issues surrounding the current cult for cosmetic surgery and the quest for physical ‘perfection’. Sounds really interesting.

The Last Ship, Northern Stage

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Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical comes home to Newcastle, in an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance.

Running from 12th March through to 7th April, this almost month long run is already selling out. The Upper Hand‘s Joe McGann, Coronation Street‘s Richard Fleeshman and Emmerdale’s Charlie Hardwick are included in the talented cast.

Get your tickets here.

Wonder Woman 2018 Manchester

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Wonder Woman 2018 festival is an event happening throughout the year in Manchester. The feminist themed festival will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act in which ‘some’ women first won the right to vote in Britain. The majority of the events will happen around 8th March which is International Women’s Day. Check out the here.

Bees! Great North Museum

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One of our absolute favourite Northern museums.  This event is taking place on Saturday 17th March  at Newcastle’s Great North Museum. It has been created to weach visitors about, you guessed it; ‘Bees!’

You’ll be able use all of your five senses to learn about the diverse and often overlooked relationship we have with our buzzing apini friends. More information here.


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