For information on the non-student events listed, contact your local tourist office.
n Hull: 8-16 Oct, Hull Fair, traditional fairground and events.
n Newcastle: 10 Oct, Great North Run (half marathon).
n Chester College: 5 Nov, Guy Fawkes event.
n Newcastle: 5-20 Nov, Comedy Festival.
n Preston: Nov, University of Central Lancashire opens international- standard sports arena.
n Huddersfield: 17-28 Nov, Contemporary Music Festival.
n Salford: Jan onwards. Opening of new waterfront complex, incl. National Centre for Virtual Reality.
n Merseyside: (tba) Opening of trans-Pennine trail for walkers and cyclists - linked routes joining Merseyside and Humberside.
n Cumbria: Feb to year end. Wordsworth Museum Exhibition, Grasmere.
n Manchester: 7-18 March, Irish fest.
n Manchester: March, Streets Ahead street theatre festival.
n Tyneside: 27-29 May, Window on the World music festival at North Shields.
n Newcastle: (tba) International Centre for Life. Opening of huge complex exploring, er, life.
n Merseyside: (tba) Opening of Chevasse Discovery Park, incl. entertainment, sunken gardens, new media.
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