Newcastle University societies are hosting a variety of Christmas showcases during the final few weeks of term.
On Thursday 28th November, Newcastle’s Acapella Society held a Christmas concert at St George’s Church in Jesmond. Audiences were treated to performances by their 3 competition teams, Tune Army, Angels of the North, and NUMen, alongside NCL ACA, an inclusive un-auditioned group. As well as numerous pop hits, including a James Bond Mashup, the groups performed Christmas songs such as Santa Tell Me and Mary’s Boy Child.
President of the Acapella Society, Ella Tennant, said, “we had a great festive evening and the venue was beautiful. All of our groups were able to showcase their hard work so far and the audience loved it!”
Other musical performances include the Newcastle Student Orchestra & Choir Winter Concert on Saturday 7th December at St Andrew’s Church. Newcastle University’s Wind Band also hosted a Christmas concert on Sunday 1st December. Taking place at Jesmond United Reformed Church, all proceeds went to charity.
Then this week, on Wednesday 11th December, Newcastle University’s Fashion Society are hosting a Christmas sewing workshop in Barbara Strang, room B.32. Taking place between 6:15pm and 8:30pm, attendees will join the sewing team in sewing homemade Christmas decorations. Tickets are only £3 on the Give it a Go website, and all sewing abilities are welcome.
NUTS are also presenting their Christmas Pantomime, Tweeney Sodd: The Demon Butcher of Toon Spoons by Joe Hodgson. From the 9th- 11th December, the pantomime will take place in The Venue. Directed by Joe Hodgson and Yeva Creegan, it promises to be full of “jokes, gore and so much more!” Tickets are available from the NUTS page on the NUSU website.
Yeva Creegan said, “We are very excited to present the first ever Sweeney Todd parody Christmas Musical play, complete with revenge, murder and a fair bit of blood!” Her fellow director, Joe, added, “This isn’t your mother’s pantomime.”