Freshers' Week 2007

Durham might be a small University, but there is certainly a lot going on....

Freshers' Fair

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, 10am-4pm, Dunelm House

Come and see what there is to do while at Durham University, from nearly 150 DSU societies to daily newspapers and local clubs.

With over 150 stalls you can spend ages looking around, joining societies and meeting people.

Try to come on both days, and make sure the Kingsgate Bar on Level B is your first stop as we'll be there to say hello, give you loads of freebies, and get you involved!

Freshers' Bop

Wednesday 3rd October, Dunelm House

1250 freshers gathered in one building for the very first time to experience this year's Bop.

We're including a drink in the ticket price too, so get along to Kingsgate Bar at 9pm for the pre-event party!

Freshers' Ball

Tuesday 16th October, Tall Trees Hotel

Luxury coaches will transport you to and from the sumptuous surroundings of Hotel Tall Trees in Yarm, Cleveland.

The event will be full of top class entertainment including live acts, DJs, a swing band, steel band, casino, inflatable fun area and more.

First Planet of Sound of Term

Friday 5th October, Dunelm House

For over 10 years, Planet of Sound has been the biggest regular night in Durham.

Fridays just aren't the same unless you end up here for quality entertainment spread over four floors.

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First Revolver of Term

Saturday 6th October, Dunelm House

Spent a week in Durham and you're already bored of cheese music? Revolver is Durhams premiere Indie/alternative night.


Room two: Twisted Sound System (Justice, Erol Alkan, Daft Punk, Mylo, Trentmoller, Alter Ego, Spektrum, M.A.N.D.Y., Mark Knight, Simian Mobile Disco, The Chemical Brothers, Switch, Dirty South, Axwell, the Knife)

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Twisted Welcome Back Party

Tuesday 9th October, Vane Tempest Hall, Dunelm House

Twisted is on special Tuesdays offering something never before seen in Durham. They have taken special care not to be pigeon-holed under one musical genre. Instead, they push the boundaries of new exciting electronic music, mixing up styles with Electro, Drum and Bass, House, Breaks, Techno, Dub Step, Hip Hop and Broken Beats. Last year Twisted worked with the likes of Utah Jazz, Wax:on Residents 'People Get Real' and Newcastle D+B heavy weights Curves.

The welcome back party will be a mash up of all the different musical styles that have been incorporated over the last year, played by our top class residents who are said to be some of the most exciting prospects in both England and the North East.

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First Jazz Cafe of Term

Tuesday 9th October, Riverside Cafe, Dunelm House

A series of regular sophisticated and relaxing evenings of Jazz in Riverside Cafe. These popular evenings are well suited for small groups and parties.

Hosting the evening will be the widely acclaimed Durham band Chameleon (Jazzy offshoot from 'That Funk Band').

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Pendulum - 11th Oct -Subotica

The biggest act in Drum and Bass is at Durham, thanks to Subotica. This was possibly the best gig of last year. Total mayhem with tickets selling out in under a week, so make sure you get yours fast.

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Flavas - 18th Oct - ICEBERG SLIMM

After bringing Durham BBC Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson last term, Flavas are back with another artist exclusive in ICEBERG SLIMM.

Worldwide acclaimed artist ICEBERG SLIMM is fresh back from tour and support work with Jay-Z and Chingy. He will be performing all his previous chart and club smashes plus some of his new material.