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No set agenda, just an opportunity to make new friends at various events such as walking, cycling, restaurant/pub meals, live bands, cinema outings, weekends away, holidays abroad, pub/club nights and much more. A relaxed meet up for friendly people who are either new to Newcastle or locals who would like to meet people from all walks of life. Life is more fun together.

Ethos of New Friends in Newcastle and Mission Statement  - Bringing people together, making new friends and doing so many fun things with great company. . ''Strangers are friends you haven't met yet''

Open to anyone 25+ who would like to widen their social circle.


Although many events are centred around Newcastle-Gateshead, many events are held outside this metropolis. Members from the surrounding Cities of Sunderland and Durham are also most welcome!

Feel free to put forward suggestions and ideas for events. We look forward to meeting you.

Membership - £10.00 per  year - Membership dues are paid within 7 days of joining.

The £10 covers the daily upkeep and maintenance of the site.

Please note : Organisers and Event Hosts volunteer and do not get paid.

Click here to pay membership dues (you can pay by PayPal or credit / debit

Alternatively you can pay by  bank transfer .

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Monday, May 2, 2016 2:00 PM

    May Bank Holiday Monday at the Tyne Bar - Live Music - Free.

    48 Friends attending
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:30 PM

    Monthly Meet Up - New Members most welcome- The Old George Inn :-)

    41 Friends attending
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:45 AM

    Snack, stroll and socialise!

    7 Friends attending
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:30 PM

    Tony Bengtsson Band - 5th Anniversary of Snake in the Woodpile

    8 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00 PM

    "Lakes Weekend" - Keswick

    21 Friends attending
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 11:00 AM

    May Analogue Photo Walk

    2 Friends attending
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 6:00 PM

    Revolutionaries ,really enjoyed this band

    10 Friends attending
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 PM

    Philosophy: The Basics

    1 Friends attending
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:30 PM


    15 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 7:00 PM

    the late shows - 70+ free art / culture / heritage events

    8 Friends attending
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 2:00 PM

    German BierFest, Newcastle

    17 Friends attending
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    North East Vegan Festival #5

    4 Friends attending
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:00 PM


    3 Friends attending
  • Friday, May 20, 2016 7:00 PM

    Jeff Dingles Magic of Motown Show – Lancastrian Suite – All Welcome.

    4 Friends attending
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 1:00 PM

    Dacia ,,,Rugby-League Magic Weekend

    6 Friends attending
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:00 PM

    Red Raw Comedy Show at the Stand

    3 Friends attending
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:00 PM

    Evolution Emerging 2016- Live music on another Level- £8.00- Ouseburn Valley.

    3 Friends attending
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 6:00 PM


    11 Friends attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00 PM

    All Nite Long - The Ultimate 80's Party- Don your coolest 1980s gear .

    7 Friends attending
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:00 PM

    Sea kayaking

    6 Friends attending

Your organizer's refund policy for New friends in Newcastle (and North East)

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Mar 14, 2009


Kevin C., Ron : ), Stan

Membership Fee

GBP10.00 Annual Fee

This covers: Cost of hosting site; PayPal fees (note: organisers volunteer & do not get paid)

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “You can also pay by cash or Bank Transfer.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

  • Prancey Dog

    - guest list entry without booking fees - 20% discount on selected gigs

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