What’s on in Durham this week

The go to, must see, must have events of the week


Monday 28th November:

Cheapskates Movember Edition 

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For the second year running Disco Duck is working with Cheapskates to raise money for a great cause: The Movember Foundation. Together they’re bringing you a night full of music, vibes and fun. Oh, and don’t forget plenty of jelly shots too and surprise give-aways. Lets give back!

Join the crowd.

Freak Out The Hammer Dance 

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Freak Out are celebrating the legendary M. C. Hammer tonight and want to see you all there for a disco and hip-hop 2 floor special. Grab yourself a partner, and a cocktail of course, and groove on down to ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and many more chuuuunes.

Freak out here!

Tuesday 29th November:

Richard Jeffrey on the economy post Brexit 

The Economics Society presents a lecture by Richard Jeffrey, who will be giving a talk at 6:30pm in Dunelm House regarding the economic overview of the UK’s economy post Brexit, from the perspective of Cazenove Capital, a leading provider of personalised wealth management services.

Find out more.

Art Society Life Drawing

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Fancy yourself as an artist? Is that a yes I hear? Well then, get down to ER149 tonight for a 7:30pm masterclass with Bernadette Korangteng to perfect your life drawing skills.

Find out more!

Lecture on the Challenges in Enterprise and Setting Up a Business

For those keen entrepreneurs make sure you head down to Fisher House at Ustinov for a 6-7:30pm lecture on the reality of business ideas, and to hear from some Durham alumni that have made it happen for themselves.

Contact ustinov.college@durham.ac.uk for more info!

Wednesday 30th November:

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WEDNESDAY SHACK! Let’s get on it, where else to go on a Wednesday night out, eh? Expect the top tunes in toon from the charts, cheap drink deals, dressed up socials and hopefully some victorious sports teams celebrating in style. See you there!

Thursday 1st December:

Fortnight Theatre presents “The Seagull” by Chekhov

Head on down to The Assembly Rooms Theatre for a 7:30pm start tonight to see The Seagull. This play is considered as one of the first examples of the naturalistic form of acting which is now commonplace today. Expect themes of unrequited love and hardship in this knock out play.

Contact katie@fortnight-theatre.co.uk for more info!

Or book here

Romance Languages Ball Launch Night

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The Romance Languages Ball is making its debut in Durham, and it wants every single one of you language-lovers to get loose and come along to its launch night!

The nights is at Fabio’s and will take you on an exhilarating journey through the depths of Latino love, sassy salsa, funky French techno and iconic Italian vibes for an unforgettable night of foreign fun- all for free!

The ball will be next term so keep an eye out on the page!

Friday 2nd December:

Cafe Havana Christmas Special

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Cafe Havana is taking Durham by storm and is back for a third episode this term, head down to Studio and get yourself to both Santa’s Grotto and The Christmas Cafe for a festive fun night out!

Get Festive here!

Durham’s Christmas Market

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Come to Millennium Place to find yourself in a world of Christmassy wonder, with hot food and mulled wine, Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, aka the lot! It’s December and now the time to start counting down and getting ready for the big day.

Saturday 3rd December:

Lecture by Cafes des Arts on ‘Erotic Art’ in Culture

Rock up to Ustinov college for 6-7:30pm for an intriguing lecture on the depictions and descriptions of nudity and sexual intimacy in artistic practice.

Contact ustinov.cafedesarts@durham.ac.uk for info!

General Gyros: The Midnight Cruise

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General Gyros is back with a twist tonight, holding their event on the infamous Prince Bishop River Cruiser from 11:30 till 2:30. It’s time to set sail with all-round party starter and NTS regular Akito joining the crew on deck.

Tickets here.

The Lion Theatre Company presents ‘Penelope’ by Enda Walsh

Join us at The Assembly Rooms theatre tonight for a 7:30pm start to watch an enthralling play that stars four men facing one another to battle for their lives, or more so love. Only £5.00 for a student, a cultural bargain.

Book here!

Sunday 4th December:

Planet Earth II on the Sofa 

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If for some reason you have been living under a rock and haven’t realised that every Sunday night at 8pm your ass should be firmly planted on the sofa with this extravaganza, then book a date with your house mates and get some popcorn, because this is a must watch!