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LIVE in the King's Hall is temporarily moving…

Due to the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Armstrong Building, some work is being done to the King’s Hall.  Therefore the LIVE Lunchtime Concerts and Student Performances, as well as recitals and other concerts, organised by the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS), will be moving locations from October 2015 to summer 2016.

Lunchtime Concerts, Student Performances and recitals continue to be free and open to staff, students and members of the public.

Lunchtime concerts

Lunchtime concerts take place at Brunswick Methodist Church in the centre of Newcastle, just behind Fenwick, off Northumberland Street. 

They will continue to take place on Thursdays, but will not be every week.  Lunchtime concerts start promptly at 1.10pm and last around 50 minutes. 

Brunswick Methodist Church is close to public transport. Read our directions to Brunswick Methodist Church.

The free lunchtime concerts are made possible largely due to the contributions made by members of the audience.  To help support the concerts, why not become a Friend?

Student performances

Student performances will take place in Spaces 4 and 5 (first floor) in Culture Lab, King's Walk, which is between Newcastle University’s Student Union and Campus Coffee.  You can find the location of Culture Lab on our campus map (building Number 7).

Performances start at 4.30pm (please note new start time) and last approximately one hour. 

View the diary to check concert dates

Upcoming Concerts


26th November 2015

16:30 - 17:30 Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
Student Performances
Free admission


28th November 2015

19:30 - 21:30 St. George's Church, Jesmond
JS Bach: Cantatas 2, 53, 68 and 140
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major

Joanne Lunn (soprano)
David Alsopp (countertenor)
Hugu Hymas (tenor)
Peter Harvey (baritone)
Rodolfo Richter (violin)
Eric Cross (conductor)
Newcastle Bach Choir
Newcastle Baroque

Tickets: £15, £12, (£2 off for senior citizens, half-price for students and unwaged), free for under 19s, available from or reserved from

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3rd December 2015

13:10 - 14:00 Brunswick Methodist Church
Tom Oakes (wooden flute, guitar)
Innes Watson (guitar, fiddle)

Tom Oakes' career has taken him into the traditions of Ireland, Scandinavia, Scotland, North Africa, Brittany and India alongside jazz and contemporary classical music.  He is joined today by former Scottish Instrumentalist of the Year, Innes Watson, in a programme of original multi-genre composition contrasted with traditional music from Ireland.

Free admission


3rd December 2015

16:30 - 17:30 Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
Student Performances
Including Tobias Illingworth (jazz piano), Liam Mulpetre (guitar), Niamh Boadle (voiec & guitar)
Free admission


8th December 2015

14:30 - 14:45 Robert Boyle, Armstrong Building
Interim Recitals by Final Year Music Students
Sarah Berry (violin) 2.30pm
Free admission

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