Social Events in Newcastle, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Newcastle, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Newcastle where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Newcastle

Exploring Data using Tableau: who screwed Millennials out of affordable housing?

Exploring Data using Tableau: who screwed Millennials out of affordable housing?

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: One Strawberry Lane

We ask that all attendees bring some change, for a donation on the night on entry. As part of our community efforts this year, we’re fundraising for local charities through 2024. This is your chance to support the local community and pizza/refreshments will still be provided, as a thank you for your contributions. Our goal is to donate £2 for every attendee, however any more than this will be rece(…)

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Double Session: Prathyusha Kamasani and Kasper de Jonge

Double Session: Prathyusha Kamasani and Kasper de Jonge

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Catalyst

AGENDA:
18:00 – Introductions
18:05 – Prathyusha Kamasani – Powering Up Your Power BI Development Workflow with Microsoft Fabric Notebooks
18:45 – Kasper de Jonge – Fabric security: everything you need to know!
19:25 – Pizza & networking
20:00 – Finish

**Prathyusha Kamasani – Director, Avanade // Microsoft MVP**

**Powering Up Your Power BI Development Workflow with Microsoft Fabric Notebooks**
A(…)

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Newcastle Gamers: Free all-day gaming

Newcastle Gamers: Free all-day gaming

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Christ Church Hall

Join us for a FREE day of board and card games, from 10:00am until late. There’s always a large selection of games brought along by club regulars, and people will explain the rules for each game when you sit down to play, so don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with a particular title. If you’d like to bring your own games along that’s fine too.

While we’re happy for people to turn up without booking(…)

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NE 20s book club

NE 20s book club

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Town Wall

Need motivation to read more? Why not try our book club?

Each book club will have a different theme, be it a time period or a genre, and everyone coming will vote for one of a selection of books fitting that theme.

The vote is held in our WhatsApp group, so please message one of us if you’d like to join.

This Month’s book is All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.(…)

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Gearbox (May)

Gearbox (May)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Beer Street Micropub & Bottle Shop

Gearbox (Newcastle’s quarterly goth/80s night) is on again in May, let’s get together for the usual drink before it starts; 8pm at Beer Street (small craft beer bar in one of the railway arches near the Boiler Shop)

We’ll find ourselves a table upstairs. It’s a small bar so will be hard to miss all the people in black clothes but will try to post a comment on here with what t-shirt I’m wearing on(…)

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Salthouse Cullercoats food and drinks

Salthouse Cullercoats food and drinks

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cullercoats

Spanish themed bar with tapas and drinks. Lovely location at the beautiful Cullercoats Bay. Always had great food here. Mediterranean vibe.(…)

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Meditation for relaxing (for beginner)

Meditation for relaxing (for beginner)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Dhammakaya Meditation Centre of Newcastle

On every Tuesday’s night, group meditation and short teaching conducted by experienced Theravada Buddhist monks. All are welcome to join and learn meditation together and meet other meditators.

Allow yourself to slow down and find inner peace within you

Quite simply because meditation helps you to:
• Reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and being overwhelmed
• Get greater clarity of mind and pers(…)

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May day Pay day

May day Pay day

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Banyan Bar & Kitchen

Lets all get together and make some great memories to see out the month of May!

Date 25th May
Time: 7.30
Venue: Banyans – 3 Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL(…)

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Pool Night at Hustlers

Pool Night at Hustlers

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Hustler Pool and Snooker Club

The famous Pool night has returned.

This is for any skill level. At some point, if there’s enough of us, we’ll start a tournament. Come along just for a chat and drink. If you wish, you don’t have to play pool. The venue serves drinks food ect.

House rules for the tournament:

2 shot carry on
Chips and freeball are allowed
Nominating the pocket on the black
Only 1 shot allowed on the black
if it(…)

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Arts & Crafts Group

Arts & Crafts Group

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: NE28 6RN

Arts & Crafts Group

**The Veteran Recovery College**
**The Wallsend Memorial Hall**
**10 Frank St,**
**Wallsend,**
**North Tyneside**
**NE28 6RN**

Research has shown that crafting, regardless of the medium you use, can bolster mood, improve self-confidence, and reduce stress overall. In addition, crafting has also shown to improve mental agility, improves both gross and fine motor movements, and(…)

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The Myth of an Afterlife

The Myth of an Afterlife

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Cluny,

We discuss in an open minded way, whether or not an After Life exists at all or if such a desire is merely the ego’s need for continuity. This group meeting will be explicitly “soteriological” in nature, in that its purpose will be part of an overall need to resolve the big questions of life and death and to alleviate suffering.(…)

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SHOW – 2:22 A Ghost Story – Sunderland Empire

SHOW - 2:22 A Ghost Story - Sunderland Empire

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Sunderland Empire Theatre

Join us at The Sunderland Empire for this spine tingling West End Show! We are in seats Upper Circle A38-A40 and will be going for dinner before the show! Book here – https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/2-22-a-ghost-story/sunderland-empire/

Written by Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcasts Uncanny and The Battersea Poltergeist, 2:22 A Ghost Story comes fresh from record-breaking seasons at fi(…)

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Mental Health Friendship Group

Mental Health Friendship Group

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Forum Shopping Centre

Make new friends and chat about your mental health.

**Anxious Minds**
**The Forum Shopping Centre**
**Wallsend, North Tyneside**

The Drop-in & Recovery Centre is run by local volunteers and our trained mental health team working with the local community, the aim is to empower the community to help and support each other helping each other achieve their full potential. For over 5 years we have pr(…)

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GoodGym Newcastle // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

GoodGym Newcastle // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Stepney Bank Stables

**PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM SESSION DETAILS AND LET US KNOW YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. THIS IS MANDATORY.**

**Want to do something useful with your exercise? GoodGym is no ordinary gym. We’re a group of people who get fit by doing good – helping out local charities and community groups with physical jobs like shifting compost and planting trees.**

**📍 We meet at** **Stepney Bank Stables, Ous(…)

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Friday Night Boardgaming @ Travelling Man Newcastle

Friday Night Boardgaming @ Travelling Man Newcastle

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 43 Grainger St

Welcome to Friday Night Boardgaming!
This is a fortnightly board games night held at Travelling Man in Newcastle.
Whether your’re a veteran gamer or new to board games feel free to pop in for a friendly, fun environment and a night of games.
The nights run 18:30 – 21:30 and entry is only £3! Fell free to bring your own games or choose from the dozens we have to play.
**Please try to arrive at 18:3(…)

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Members Social at The Forth Hotel

Members Social at The Forth Hotel

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Forth Hotel

You’re very welcome to join us for a coffee, especially if you’re a new member we’re so happy to meet you 🙂

The Forth Hotel is just on Pink Lane, closest Metro station is Central.

We’ll wait outside until 12pm and then pop indoors and grab a table. They don’t open until 12pm on the dot so no need to arrive early x

If you’re a little late we’re usually on the large square table opposite the bar(…)

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Wednesday Social Gaming at Birria Bella at The Punch Bowl Hotel

Wednesday Social Gaming at Birria Bella at The Punch Bowl Hotel

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Punch Bowl

Back for 2024, our next social gaming meetup, hosted by **Clubhouse Gaming** is again at **Birria Bella at the Punch Bowl Hotel** NE2.

Get ready for a night of board games, tabletop games and RPGs. We’ve got something for everyone, whether you’re a pro gamer or just starting out, come join us for a fun and relaxed evening.

It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, have a laugh and test your g(…)

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Newcastle Language Exchange – Every Thursday!

Newcastle Language Exchange - Every Thursday!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Yolo Townhouse

**Venue change this week:** this Thursday’s language exchange (16th May) will be at YOLO Townhouse (second floor) 14 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EN – our normal venue is booked for a private event.Newcastle

Every Thursday come to practise new languages, make new friends and also to share your native language skills – we are all teachers and students at this event!

Our hosts will welcom(…)

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Regular Club Meeting

Regular Club Meeting

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Benton Ale House

Our regular club meeting, every Thursday at the Benton Ale House.

We have all of the kit so you only need to bring yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there.(…)

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NE England French-Language Meetup at Bar Loco

NE England French-Language Meetup at Bar Loco

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Leazes Park Road

**JOIN US AT BAR LOCO!** The next French-Language Meetup will take place at Bar Loco on Saturday 25 May 2024 at 13:00.

The address is 22-24 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG. There is a bar on the ground floor and we meet in the upstairs room.

If you are joining us for the first time, please look out for a friendly group of between 6 – 15 people who are all speaking French and enjoyi(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Newcastle, you can try out Newcastlecity.delaware.gov, Newcastlegateshead.com, or Newcastlepa.org.

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