The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Event • 13 Nov 2019 at 12:00am

Festival X

The University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries is excited to present Festival X, held on 13-17 November, across the University’s vibrant city campus and beyond.Now in its second year, Festival X is a culmination of student’s work in the…

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Event • 13 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Panel Discussion: How To Get a Damned Job (Or Make One)

Festival X and The Design Kids (TDK) co-host this panel for people in the creative fields on "how to get damned job (or make one)".Hear from three inspiring creatives – Bronte McKell (TDK + Camplify), Claire Dawson (COO Mudbath) and…

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Event • 13 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm

Bone Dry Bash: Drought Fundraising Event

Festival X is proud to support the students from the Conservatorium coming together to raise funds and awareness for Rural Aid, supporting farmers in drought stricken areas.Taking place at Newcastle's Clarendon Hotel on Wednesday night, this fundraiser has a great…

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Event • 13 Nov 2019 at 6:30pm

The Show Must Go On: Special Event Screening

Festival X and the City Of Newcastle Drama Association present a special event screening of THE SHOW MUST GO ON, a film by Ben Steel.A film to tell the story of the mental health of the 42,000 people working in…

Event • 13 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm

Leaves & Lashes: High Tea & The Art Of Flogging

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the Art of Flogging is a site-specific performance in one of the most singular historic buildings of Newcastle, The Lock-Up. Once an old police station, this place of former incarceration and control is now…

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Event • 14 Nov 2019 at 8:00am

The Digital Economy and Global Disruption with Kris Singh (SRII)

Join us for a discussion on the disruption caused by the digital economy, emerging digital tech and the opportunities it presents.Kris Singh is the founder and CEO at SRII located in Silicon Valley, California. SRII's mission is to 'drive digital…

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Event • 14 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm

Dr. X

What is the value of a PhD? Find out in this panel discussion.As part of Festival X a panel of PhD students from the School of Creative Industries will discuss the value of a PhD. The discussion will cover a…

Event • 14 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm

Bachelor Of Music Students' Final Recital

Our final year Bachelor of Music students will delight audiences in their final recitalThis performance is a culmination of three years of study, featuring music from all styles and genres including classical, jazz and new.Tickets available now HERE.FESTIVAL XThis performance…

Event • 14 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm

Stories From The Hunter Region: Student Short-Documentary Series

A series of short documentaries produced by 2nd Year University of Newcastle students.This series of short documentaries produced by 2nd Year University of Newcastle students reflects the diversity of the Hunter Valley—it’s communities, people, culture and environment. We encounter courageous…

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Event • 15 Nov 2019 at 12:00pm

Creative Cultures: Aboriginal Student Showcase Performance

The University Of Newcastle's Wollotuka Institute and the School Of Creative Industries are proud to present Creative Cultures, a student performance piece by Indigenous students from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hubter.The students have been participating in ongoing workshops and…

Event • 15 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm

Newcastle International Animation Festival (NIAF) 2019 Opening Night

This year's Opening Night of the Newcastle International Animation Festival (NIAF) will present the Australian Showcase, a collection of Aussie animation, screened alongside talks from industry special guests who will share their journeys as storytellers.The night will wrap up with…

Event • 16 Nov 2019 at 12:00am

Festival X & Olive Tree Markets

Festival X and the Olive Tree Markets are proud to collaborate for one day only!Come along to Civic Park to enjoy music and creative work produced by our students. While you’re in the city, visit other Festival X events, such…

Upcoming events

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Event • 21 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm

In Place Exhibition Opening | Watt Space

IN PLACE: ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITIONJoin us for the launch of 'In Place', an exhibition organised by UON Master of Architecture Students.THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 6PMWATT SPACE GALLERY CORNER OF AUCKLAND AND KING STREET, NEWCASTLEArchitecture students from the University of Newcastle have the…

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Event • 22 Nov 2019 at 5:30pm

Water Lines Exhibition Opening | University Gallery

WATER LINES | 3RD YEAR ARCHITECTURE: FINAL EXHIBITIONFRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 FROM 5:30PMTHE UNIVERSITY GALLERYCALLAGHAN CAMPUSWater Lines is a showcase of work by third year architecture students, who, in their final Architecture Design Studio course, were prompted to craft designs that…

Founder Hour

Event • 27 Nov 2019 at 4:00pm

Founder Hour - November

It's all about founders helping founders at Founder Hour. Share your recent wins, any roadblocks you are experiencing or an upcoming pitch deck with other founders who understand what you're going through and the problems you're facing. Join us on…


Event • 27 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Join the Dots for Healthtech

Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected. For November's Join the Dots event, the I2N is helping develop connections between individuals interested in or working in Healthtech. A short and sharp series of…

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Event • 9 Dec 2019 at 5:30pm

Public Talk: Confronting Violence Against Women in Our Communities

This free public event is part of the 16 Days Of Activism To End Violence Against WomenPresented by the Gender REsearch Network of the University Of Newcastle, this event will feature:The Hon. Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Preventing Family…