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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


2nd September 2015

12:00 - 14:20 Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building
Postgraduate Recitals, taking place in the Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building
12.00pm Vivian Nie (soprano)
1.20pm Dita Tao (soprano)

Free admission


2nd September 2015

18:00 - 19:45 First Floor of Jazz Cafe, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle
Postgraduate Recitals, taking place on the first Floor of Jazz Cafe, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle
6.00pm Stelios Arodites (saxophone)
6.45pm Richard Hammond (vibraphone, percussion, improvisation)

Free admission


2nd October 2015

19:30 - 20:30 Lit and Phil Society, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
A New Heaven? - musical adventures in Newcastle
Edgar Bainton and other musicians in Newcastle 1900-1930; an illustrated lecture by Michael Jones

Bainton was one of a prominent circle of musicians living and actively working in Newcastle in the early 20th century, including the choir's founder WG Whittaker.  Michael Jones, Bainton scholar and Secretary of the Edgar Bainton (UK) Society, will look at his life and music and his work with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Newcastle Conservatory and the Newcastle Festivals.   

Part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir Centenary celebrations

Free admission


8th October 2015

13:10 - 14:00 Brunswick Methodist Church
Haydn: Trio in A Major, Hob XV: 18
Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor, Op. 66

The Galini Trio
Andrew Watkinson (violin)
Shuna Wilson (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)

Free admission


8th October 2015

16:00 - 17:00 Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
Student Performances
Including: Zara Watkiss (voice), Caitlin Sinclair (fiddle), Will Cainen (trumpet), Mark Johnson (drums)
Free admission

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