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  1. Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

    2019-05-19 12:30:02 UTC

  2. Who should build your website? It really depends on your expectations, goals which the website should reach and your budget. Read more at #Colorepak blog. https://t.co/S6agYK27zy

    2019-05-18 09:00:08 UTC

    Who should build your website? It really depends on your expectations, goals which the website should reach and your budget. Read more at #Colorepak blog. https://colorpeak.co.uk/who-should-build-professional-business-website/
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  4. A designer's job isn't knowing the solution to a problem, their job is to know how to look for a solution. 🤓 #designer #graphicdesigner #Colorpeak https://t.co/v7RpouNF8D

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    A designer's job isn't knowing the solution to a problem, their job is to know how to look for a solution. 🤓 #designer #graphicdesigner #Colorpeak https://uxdesign.cc/10-skills-that-make-a-great-designer-5e1e1f43fa0c?ref=uxdesignweekly&fbclid=IwAR2ufrBSD5mj-gLLMI1J8hkFo4OeGQlUxqKS-hMHZW0eKG5QUqQiMMjisPs
  5. The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

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  6. If you’ve ever considered becoming a 👨‍💻 #webdesigner, but you’re not interested in learning to code, now is a great time to give it a try. Find out why > https://t.co/AKDrVFW088

    2019-05-11 09:00:09 UTC

    If you’ve ever considered becoming a 👨‍💻 #webdesigner, but you’re not interested in learning to code, now is a great time to give it a try. Find out why > https://colorpeak.co.uk/4-key-skills-wordpress-web-designer/
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    2019-05-09 11:01:07 UTC

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    2019-05-06 12:11:00 UTC

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  9. We have yet to meet a #businessowner who has never been in need of 🤖 #automation. Find out why in one of 🧔 Lucas' latest blog posts about the present and future of #marketing automation. #entrepreneur #startup https://t.co/vB71i0dqYb

    2019-05-04 09:00:28 UTC

    We have yet to meet a #businessowner who has never been in need of 🤖 #automation. Find out why in one of 🧔 Lucas' latest blog posts about the present and future of #marketing automation. #entrepreneur #startup https://colorpeak.co.uk/marketing-automation-tools-for-business/
  10. Some say that if clothes make the man, the design makes the website. #footerdesign #webdesign https://t.co/nKlLOG6rFU

    2019-05-02 11:01:04 UTC

    Some say that if clothes make the man, the design makes the website. #footerdesign #webdesign https://icons8.com/articles/website-footer-design/
  11. Here's an interesting article for all of you who are interested in marketing. #marketingtips #MarketingStrategy https://t.co/jXWhOmBUtk

    2019-04-29 12:11:00 UTC

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    2019-04-27 09:00:28 UTC

    Interested how #SEO became a thing? Check out our 📆⏳ timeline starting in 1991 with the launch of very first website till 2019 and what we think the future will bring. #SearchEngineOptimization #Colorpeak https://colorpeak.co.uk/seo-evolution/
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    2019-04-25 11:01:05 UTC

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    2019-04-22 12:11:01 UTC

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    2019-04-20 10:55:03 UTC

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  16. As a sales leader, you might think account-based marketing (ABM) isn’t for you. But the reality is, #ABM isn’t something #marketing does in a silo — and B2B sales orgs 👨‍💻 need to get on board. https://t.co/C0GbYe0jMN

    2019-04-15 12:11:01 UTC

    As a sales leader, you might think account-based marketing (ABM) isn’t for you. But the reality is, #ABM isn’t something #marketing does in a silo — and B2B sales orgs 👨‍💻 need to get on board. https://searchengineland.com/3-things-sales-leaders-should-know-about-abm-measurement-309842
  17. The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

    2019-04-14 12:30:02 UTC

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  20. The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware

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  21. 4 key skills of a WordPress web designer – a beginners guide

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    In this article I will share with you some basic principles and skills that helped me become a full time wordpress web designer.

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  22. Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

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  23. Loneliness

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  24. Great Exhibition of the North success figures go public

    2019-02-07 10:00:44 UTC

    Great Exhibition of the North 2018 on NewcastleGateshead QuaysideA full evaluation of the Great Exhibition of the North has been released to the public in celebration of its success. The evaluation has been produced to understand the impact of the Exhibition in relation to its original ambitions. The report covers the 80-day exhibition content that was presented in 30 venues and outdoor spaces […]

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    Great Exhibition of the North 2018 on NewcastleGateshead Quayside

    A full evaluation of the Great Exhibition of the North has been released to the public in celebration of its success.

    The evaluation has been produced to understand the impact of the Exhibition in relation to its original ambitions. The report covers the 80-day exhibition content that was presented in 30 venues and outdoor spaces across NewcastleGateshead. It also highlights achievements across all aspects of the Exhibition including: the large-scale opening and closing events, the schools’ programme, Northern Powerhouse Business Summit and business support activities, the Get North Family Expo, volunteer progamme and the “Inspired by Programme” which saw events and activities brought to life across the wider North.

    Results show that the Exhibition exceeded its targets which were based around three key themes: audience, pride and perceptions.

    • Audience: Smashing its target of three million, the Exhibition attracted visits of 3.8 million across 300 events, performances, installations and activities spanning 80 days.

    • Pride: 85% of local residents said they felt proud to have the Exhibition in NewcastleGateshead

    • Perceptions: 84% of visitors said they would recommend NewcastleGateshead to friends and relatives, and 90% felt that the Exhibition had changed perceptions.

    Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive of the Exhibition’s lead delivery partner, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said:

    “Seeing the final evaluation has provided us with much to celebrate and we’re delighted with the results.

    “It’s been an incredibly exciting project to work on and we have all been overwhelmed by the generosity of our partners, volunteers and colleagues who have shown immense passion and dedication throughout.

    “And seeing ‘Inspired By’ events such as the eight-week ‘Great Northumberland’ project take off has shown just how far-reaching the programme has been.

    “The qualitative feedback was especially heart-warming to read, with one of my favourite comments coming from a visitor who, since engaging with the Exhibition, took their six-year-old to the Boston Science Museum in the US. Upon seeing a museum sign saying ‘Innovation’ the little girl said, ‘that’s what we do in Gateshead’. For me, that kind of feedback is invaluable.”

    Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism said:

    “The Great Exhibition of the North was a real success, with almost four million visitors and hundreds of exciting events held across the whole North.

    “As well as the obvious tourism boost, these figures highlight real pride felt by the people of Newcastle-Gateshead at hosting the event.

    “It was an excellent celebration of the North’s creativity and I look forward to seeing how the city and region builds on the legacy of last summer.”

    Gateshead Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, Councillor Angela Douglas said:

    “The enthusiasm and pride for the North East is clear for everyone to see in this report. The range of events, performances and activities over the 80 days of the Great Exhibition of the North was staggering and certainly captured the imagination of the many children and young people who took part. Events like this are about inspiring future generations and NewcastleGateshead once again showcased the art of the possible.”

    Cllr Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health, Newcastle City Council said: “There was a genuine positive feeling in the city this summer, and that is reflected in this report.

    “Personally, the highlight of the Exhibition for me was the Family Expo.  As a council our hope was always that local people engaged with this and young people were inspired. So, seeing local children from all backgrounds being excited by science, innovation, art and culture at the Expo will long live in my memory.”

    While the core Exhibition is now over, a strong legacy still exists, with many new partnerships formed, school resources still digitally available and a significant volunteer programme set to evolve. Additionally, funding grants and research partnership opportunities are open to SMEs in the North East through the GX Project – a strand of the Exhibition designed to unlock innovation in the region.

    View the full evaluation report.

    Find out more about the  GX funding opportunities here. 

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    For media enquiries contact:

    Lucy Nichol
    Head of Marketing and Communications
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    Notes to editors:

    About the research

    • The evaluation was delivered by independent agencies, coordinated by NewcastleGateshead Initiative and validated by colleagues from Newcastle City Council; Northumbria University and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
    • Key tools used to measure the impact of the Exhibition were: The Sustainable Tourism Research Intelligence Partnership Economic Impact Model; Northern Voice Research Community; Panelbase Research Community; visitor surveys; depth interviews; media evaluation; social media monitoring; footfall counts; app data; Family Expo evaluation and the school visit survey.
    • Read the  full research methodology here.

     

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  25. NewcastleGateshead Initiative

    2019-02-04 09:43:49 UTC

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  26. Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

    2019-02-03 13:29:29 UTC

  27. Web Design: 10 Year Challenge

    2019-01-27 15:44:42 UTC

    #10YearChallenge is trending right now so let us jump right into it and see how web design has changed in a decade on 10 most visited websites in the UK.

    See More Here: Web Design: 10 Year Challenge

  28. North East SME’s invited to unlock innovation through GX programme

    2019-01-22 14:24:09 UTC

    Applications are sought from ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area that would benefit from resource and research to drive innovation. GX is a two-year business innovation programme forming part of the Great Exhibition of the North and its 2019 activity comprises two key strands: a grant funding scheme and Collaborate […]

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    Applications are sought from ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area that would benefit from resource and research to drive innovation.

    GX is a two-year business innovation programme forming part of the Great Exhibition of the North and its 2019 activity comprises two key strands: a grant funding scheme and Collaborate – a research and development scheme.

    Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), in partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork, the GX programme will run until October 2019.

    The grant scheme is now open for its second wave of funding that will support SMEs looking to develop new products or services. Grants of up to £5,000 are available in this strand.
    Meanwhile, Collaborate will broker research partnerships worth up to £11,000 between SMEs and research institutions to work together on innovation projects.
    GX was developed to engage North East LEP SMEs and scaleups to unlock their innovation capacity, propensity to collaborate and ability to develop new products.

    Carol Bell, Director – Major Events and Festivals, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said:

    “Innovation is key to the success of any business, as well as the landscape and society in which it operates.
    “However, it can be difficult to balance the resource required for current operations with future innovation. This is why GX aims to create opportunities for SMEs to unlock this potential and make innovation a reality.
    “During round one of the grants scheme, we made a total of 13 grants across a range of sectors including the creative, digital, software and tech sectors. We are now keen to see more applications for grants, as well as collaborative research and development partnerships.”

    One of the successful applicants from round one was Fair Custodian, a small enterprise located in Proto, Gateshead, that is developing a new platform to enable users to understand, manage and take control of the personal data they share online with third parties.

    Fair Custodian Co-founder, Jake Cowton, said:

    “We were really pleased to be awarded a GX grant at the end of 2018 as it has enabled us to bring Fair Custodian to the general public.
    “We care about personal data and believe that everyone has a right to control their own data. And with the introduction of GDPR last year, the GX grant has been incredibly timely, enabling us to further develop our work in this area.”

    To be eligible for both schemes, businesses must be a registered company and employ no more than 250 staff, with an annual turnover of less than £44m.

    Carol added:

    “To be successful, applicants should have a strong understanding of the problem or need and an outline approach of how to solve it. For the second wave of the grants scheme, we are particularly keen to hear from SMEs within the Sunderland, South Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland areas, however, the scheme is open to all eligible businesses in the North East LEP area.”

    The schemes focus on supporting companies operating in one of the regional smart specialisation sectors and areas of opportunities: Passenger vehicle manufacture; subsea and offshore energy, life sciences and health; creative, digital, software and technology-based services, health innovation, business information modelling and immersive technologies.

    The closing date for GX expressions of interests for both schemes is 15 February. It is recommended that all grant-funded projects are limited to a three-month delivery period and that Collaborate projects are limited to six months.

    For further information, visit www.GetNorth2018.com/business/gx-project or email gx@getnorth2018.com.

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  29. Marketing Automation – Use These Tools To Improve Your Business Immediately

    2019-01-20 12:42:48 UTC

    Today startups, SMBs and large companies have one thing in common. They're all thrown in the game of pursuing the holy grail of business and marketing automation (The Automation Singularity).

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  34. Create interactive websites – Vistag review

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  41. The Legacy of Great Exhibition of the North

    2018-09-20 12:54:32 UTC

    Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw reflects on what she thinks is Great Exhibition of the North’s legacy. As we say a fond farewell to Great Exhibition of the North, I couldn’t help contemplate the legacy it has left. The spectacular programme of summer events shone a light on the successes of Northerners and undoubtedly […]

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    Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw reflects on what she thinks is Great Exhibition of the North’s legacy.

    As we say a fond farewell to Great Exhibition of the North, I couldn’t help contemplate the legacy it has left. The spectacular programme of summer events shone a light on the successes of Northerners and undoubtedly gave unique experiences to millions of culture loving locals and visitors. (You can read about the initial results of the event’s impact on tourism in this initial findings report).

    We turned out in our droves to visit the vast array of events, exhibitions and installations across NewcastleGateshead. Venues saw huge increases in visitor numbers and many of us explored areas and buildings we had never visited before.

    As nearly everything was free to enjoy, we had nothing to lose by checking out what was on offer.

    I found myself learning about innovative new technologies, chatting to local inventors and gaining a much deeper understanding of Northern England’s pioneering spirit. All of which enhanced my summer and would have been most unlikely to happen had it not been for Great Exhibition of the North.

    I found myself looking up and appreciating our urban landscape much more than usual.

    Buildings I’d past many times before and taken for granted were giving me new reasons to engage with them. Take Grey’s Monument for example, an everyday meeting point in the heart of the city was transformed into the colourful ‘Worker’s Maypole’, causing over 3 million people to stop and stare. Over 8,000 images of the installation were shared on Instagram and hopefully many of its admirers took the opportunity to learn more about the feats for equality that this monument represents.

    I have witnessed many people express a change of perception about Northern England and I’ve loved seeing their reactions to Great Exhibition on social media.

    My timeline has been filled with stories of special memories being made. I’m sure we’ll all look back on the summer of 2018 with great fondness.

    However, just because the exhibits have been packed up and many of the specially commissioned events and installations are no longer available, that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop. If there is one thing I have learnt about Northerners this summer, it’s that we never stand still. I think that the reason we needed a whole 80 days to host Great Exhibition of the North is because year after year, new ideas and creative possibilities emerge from Northern England that deserve to be celebrated

    I urge everyone to continue exploring and making the most of what Northern England has to offer.

    If you were inspired by the encounters you had with Northern art, design and innovation, why not put your own ideas in to practice and perhaps you could create something we’ll all be celebrating in years to come?

    If you enjoyed visiting a museum or making discoveries in an area that was new to you then it’s worth re-visiting those places to see what else you can uncover.

    If you feel like you missed your chance to enjoy a free day out across NewcastleGateshead, don’t worry, many of our family-friendly museums are free all year round and always have interesting exhibits and experiences on offer.

    The summer may be over but there are no shortage of events to enjoy across Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider North East as well as across the whole of the North. Keep an eye out for even more reasons to spend time in thriving, vibrant and cultural North.

    Where to find out What’s On across the North

    North East

    North West

    Yorkshire

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  42. Great Exhibition of the North to honour Northern women with special performance: Great North Star

    2018-09-07 16:10:43 UTC

    Created for broadcast, viewers can watch the Great North Star performance as it happens on BBC online from 21:00 on Friday 7 September. Alternatively, the 30-minute programme will air on BBC One on Saturday 8 September from 15:15 – 15:45, following the Great North CityGames coverage. As part of the closing weekend of Great Exhibition of […]

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    Created for broadcast, viewers can watch the Great North Star performance as it happens on BBC online from 21:00 on Friday 7 September. Alternatively, the 30-minute programme will air on BBC One on Saturday 8 September from 15:15 – 15:45, following the Great North CityGames coverage.

    As part of the closing weekend of Great Exhibition of the North, there will be a special performance called ‘Great North Star’, celebrating and honouring women from the North of England.

    Taking inspiration from the centenary year of women’s suffrage, the emotionally compelling outdoor ceremony will highlight pioneering women throughout history as well as championing the work of women today – from suffragettes to scientists to sports champions, who have all had a significant impact on our country.

    Produced by FESTIVAL.ORG, the 50-minute performance will showcase stories from inspiring Northern women and celebrate the spirit of the North of England, as exemplified during the world’s largest half marathon on 9 September, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

    Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director of FESTIVAL.ORG, said:

    “Great North Star has its roots in the Simplyhealth Great North Run’s One Millionth Finish four years ago, when a triumphant running woman puppet sailed up the Tyne, illuminated with flames. For this production, I wanted to continue in that same spirit and celebrate the women of the North of England and the role they have played in fighting for equality in all areas of public life.

    “The ceremony features a host of extraordinary artists, athletes and an inspiring volunteer cast, giving us an insight into the character of the women of the North and, in the words of writer Louise Wallwein MBE, the qualities of `Fairness, Fortitude and Fight`.”

    Taking part in the celebrations will be five female sporting legends: Paula Radcliffe, Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson, and Kathrine Switzer, Ingrid Kristiansen and Rosa Mota, who have all overcome challenges throughout their careers to leave their mark in the world of athletics, creating change that has ultimately led to an explosion of women’s participation in running across the globe.

    Great North Star will feature music performances by Northern Soprano singer Lesley Garrett, actor Ibinabo Jack (best known for her role in North East drama Vera), Grace Davies (20-year-old singer songwriter who appeared on XFACTOR 2017) and the all-female dance troupe RISE Unbroken (seen on Britain’s Got Talent).

    Constructed and performed in four acts, actors Charlie Hardwick and Julie Hesmondhalgh will narrate the performances, which explore the historical struggle for equality and women’s rights, celebrate the contribution of women to manufacturing in the North and recognise Northern values of equality, resilience, and togetherness.

    Minister for Women Victoria Atkins said:

     This fantastic performance pays tribute to the brave, determined and inspiring women who fought for the vote and helped shape all our futures. Without them, I and my fellow women MPs would not be able to do the jobs we do today.

    “The Great Exhibition of the North commemorates the centenary of women’s suffrage and I want to thank the women from across the North East who have volunteered to be part of this celebration.”

    The performance will look to the past and our collective future, with a cast of over 100 inspirational local volunteers, leading the way to celebrate the spirit of the North.

    Pam Carefull, Volunteer for Great North Star, said:

    “It’s a real privilege to be part of the amazing volunteer cast for Great North Star and to be able to pay tribute to the women who fought so hard for equal rights. As part of the preparation we have taken the opportunity to learn more about the history of the struggle of the suffragettes in the North, their actions and bravery, all of which has made me even more proud to represent Northern women in this performance.”

    Great North Star will be written by Manchester-based poet and playwright Louise Wallwein, with new music by composer Roma Yagnik and choreography by Liv Lorent (balletLORENT) – both based in Newcastle.

    Production design will be by Rebecca Brower, lighting design by Phil Supple and video design will be by Zsolt Baloch, who was responsible for the video projections for Made in Hull, which opened last year’s Hull 2017 City of Culture programme.

    The title of the ceremony comes from the astronomical navigation tool, the North Star.

    This weekend (8-9 Sept 2018) marks the end of Great Exhibition of the North, culminating in the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September, and will be the last chance for visitors to experience the exciting programme of exhibits and pop-up activities across Newcastle and Gateshead.

    As Great Exhibition of the North draws to a close, organisers have collated initial findings to celebrate the overwhelming success of the 80-day Exhibition including an average of +55% rise in visitors at the four key venues over the summer period.

    Over 10,000 contributors have been involved in Great Exhibition of the North, including artists, scientists and inventors producing content across 30 core venues and a further 83 locations in Newcastle and Gateshead. The free events, performances, installations and activities staged over the entirety of the Exhibition were sourced from every county in the North of England.

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    2018-09-06 16:36:40 UTC

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  44. Looking back at some Great Exhibition of the North highlights

    2018-09-06 15:39:20 UTC

    Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw shares her personal highlights from Great Exhibition of the North. With hundreds of different events on offer over 80-days, it would be very difficult to find two people who have had exactly the same experience of Great Exhibition of the North. That has been part of its appeal; the […]

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    Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw shares her personal highlights from Great Exhibition of the North.

    With hundreds of different events on offer over 80-days, it would be very difficult to find two people who have had exactly the same experience of Great Exhibition of the North.

    That has been part of its appeal; the possibility to personalise the programme to suit your interests and enjoy the aspects that sparked your imagination. So, what stood out for me, might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but others may have discovered events that I’d overlooked. It’s been wonderful to hear about other people’s personal highlights and enjoyable experiences too so I’ve added some of your comments praising Great Exhibition of the North alongside each of mine!

    These have been some of my highlights this summer.

    Get North Opening Event

    Great Exhibition of the North launched in spectacular style on NewcastleGateshead Quayside on the evening of Friday the 22 June. I was lucky enough to be there and it was wonderful to see Northern England celebrated in such a creative and exciting way. The atmosphere was electric and the drone displays were jaw-dropping.

    What you have said:

    Incredible drone display by Sky Magic, so impressed by the effect and the tech. Made an already great evening incredible!

    The magic show in the sky took everyone’s breath away – fabulous!

    Amazing night – drones and fireworks outstanding

    Instagram

    The opening night was amazing, my little boys face was magical when he saw the water fountain, the drones and fireworks. Brilliant night, well done.

    Facebook

    Steve Maye’s Lego Timeline of Northern Innovation

    Imagine having the job title ‘Lego Artist’! Steve Mayes is the fortunate fella who gets to play with this popular toy and call it his work. His contribution to Great Exhibition of the North brought a huge smile to mine and many other faces as we saw historic moments and famous objects brought to life by his clever construction of the little colourful bricks. The Lego Timeline of Northern Innovation also gave us an opportunity to explore The Mining Institute in the centre of Newcastle, the beautiful and historic building which hosted the exhibit.

    What you have said:

    Loved the Lego timeline of northern innovation by Brick This Mining Institute as part of Get North 2018 Excellent job of replicating an Oasis album cover in Lego Twitter

    I’ve never set foot in Newcastle’s splendid Mining Institute before today, but Get North 2018 has opened it up to the public ahead of a major restoration. Naturally, it was the Lego Greggs (created by a young visitor) that caught my attention Twitter 

    Aeons: A Sound Journey for Newcastle

    I have walked along the banks of the River Tyne hundreds of times before but my journey was transformed when I picked up a special headset from Gateshead Millennium Bridge and listened to a specially curated soundtrack along the way. The music gave me goosebumps and I found the experience surprisingly moving.

    What you have said:

    The Opera North and Get North 2018 Newcastle audio walk is one of the best arts experiences I can remember. #Aeons is a metronomic balance of electrifying, meditative music and words. It took my breath away and inspired me to think differently. To live like the river. Thank you.
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    Well, there is SO much praise for Aeon’s that Opera North have rounded it all up for you!

    Which Way North at Great North Museum

    A visit to the Great North Museum (aka The Hancock Museum for those who live locally) is always a pleasure but thanks to Great Exhibition of the North it welcomed some incredible new exhibits this summer. I’ve been several times over the last few months and discovered something different from Northern England with each visit…From the last piano ever played by John Lennon to Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, ‘Heaven’. I even spotted my favourite childhood TV character Pob!

    What you have said:

    This is a phenomenal exhibition!

    Really enjoyed the exhibits in the Hancock this summer. Only discovered it because of the Great North Exhibition having lived here for some time.

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    Multiverse Arcade

    I experienced this installation on day one of Great Exhibition and as a video message from the year 2066 played on to the palm of my hands it really got me thinking about our impact on the planet. It was so creative and thought-provoking, I really loved it!

    What you have said:

    Need to hear something inspiring? Try Multiverse Arcade. I do hope these children really are the future with thoughts like these, loved being able to hear my boys voices amongst them. #multiversearcade
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    It’s Rocket Science

    Confession time, I haven’t actually seen Rocket up close since it returned to its birthplace for Great Exhibition of the North, but I’m determined not to miss my chance. I’ve booked a free ticket to the special exhibition at Discovery Museum before it ends on 9 September and judging by other people’s comments, I’m sure it will be one of my highlights. There’s still time for you to do the same and learn more about this revolutionary machine.

    What you have said (and a few more lovely quotes!):

    Great exhibition and apart from seeing the Rocket… virtual journey was amazing

    Been [to Discovery Museum] today with my 6 year old grandson. He loved seeing Rocket or Stephen as he’s known in Thomasland. Accompanying exhibition is excellent too. Well worth the visit.

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    Thank you for facilitating so many fab things over the summer holidays which have been enjoyed by the whole family & also for reminding us what an amazing city we live in!
    Miriam on Facebook

    I haven’t time to fit any more in but we feel we’ve done the exhibitions justice and ticked off: Discovery, Mining Inst, Lit & Phil, Horse to Hyperloop, Great North Museum, Baltic, Side, bridges at Sage. We started with Aeons. All brilliant! Could have lasted longer.
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    I think the thing I’ll remember the most about summer 2018 in Newcastle and Gateshead is how my eyes were opened to the vast and varied contributions that Northerner’s have made and continue to make to the worlds of Art, Design and Innovation. Great Exhibition of the North has also made me feel prouder than ever to call myself a Northerner.

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  45. Great Exhibition of the North 2018 engages millions

    2018-09-04 16:49:44 UTC

    After 80 days of Northern culture, innovative technology, live performances and unforgettable experiences, Great Exhibition of the North comes to an end on Sunday 9 September having engaged millions of people across NewcastleGateshead, the wider North and beyond. As Great Exhibition of the North draws to a close with the Great North Run weekend, organisers […]

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    After 80 days of Northern culture, innovative technology, live performances and unforgettable experiences, Great Exhibition of the North comes to an end on Sunday 9 September having engaged millions of people across NewcastleGateshead, the wider North and beyond.

    As Great Exhibition of the North draws to a close with the Great North Run weekend, organisers of the biggest event in England this year have collated initial findings to celebrate the overwhelming success of the 80-day Exhibition.

    Described as the number one place in the world to visit in 2018 by Rough Guides, NewcastleGateshead welcomed more than four million visitors over the summer. Visitor surveys conducted during this period showed that 32% cited the Exhibition as the primary reason for their visit, and 75% engaged with the Exhibition’s content whilst they were there.

    Almost half (45%) of visitors to NewcastleGateshead were from the wider North and hotel bookings in NewcastleGateshead reached record levels over the summer with more than 363,000 hotel rooms occupied during Great Exhibition of the North.

    Many of the Great Exhibition venues saw record footfall, with the four key venues (Great North Museum, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage Gateshead and Discovery Museum) welcoming significantly more visitors (an average of +55%) over the summer period (vs summer 2017).

    Among one of the biggest draws was Robert Stephenson’s Rocket, one of Britain’s most famous feats of engineering – a 4 tonne iconic steam locomotive – with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Discovery Museum to see it for themselves.

    Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Michael Ellis, said:

    “This amazing showcase of design, innovation and culture has been a magnet for the north, with huge crowds attending from home and abroad. The Great Exhibition of the North has been supported by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers who have helped make it such a success. It has been a true celebration of the North’s past, present and future and I know it will leave a lasting legacy for the community and the whole Northern Powerhouse.”

    As well as attracting visitors to the 80-day programme of activity in NewcastleGateshead, Great Exhibition of the North also reached millions of people through digital and media platforms.  

    Great Exhibition of the North social media and digital content had a reach of over 19.7 million. There were over 2,200 items of print, online and broadcast media coverage about Great Exhibition of the North and BBC editorial content alone was seen and heard by an audience of more than 15 million right across the UK.

    Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, said:

    “The BBC is proud to have been a partner of the hugely successful Great Exhibition of the North. I am thrilled that the BBC has been showcasing the best of the north by bringing events from the Exhibition to households across the UK.”

    Over 10,000 contributors have been involved in Great Exhibition of the North, including artists, scientists and inventors producing content across 30 core venues and a further 83 locations in NewcastleGateshead. The free events, performances, installations and activities staged over the entirety of the Exhibition were sourced from every county in the North of England.

    Standing tall in the heart of Newcastle, The Worker’s Maypole had a passing footfall of over three million visitors this summer. Created by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich, the colourful and celebratory transformation of Grey’s Monument paid tribute to and affirmed the North East’s achievements and feats for equality.

    The River Tyne was transformed through artworks such as the Get North water sculpture, which performed more than 1,000 times during the 80 days; and Aeons: a Sound Journey for Newcastle, where over 6,500 miles were walked by visitors experiencing the atmospheric musical journal which responded to their surroundings along the banks of the River Tyne.

    Sir Gary Verity DL, Chair of the Great Exhibition of the North, said:

    “I’m hugely proud to have been involved in such a “great” exhibition shining a spotlight on all the fantastic creativity and innovation in the North, past, present and future. The success of the Exhibition is down to every single contributor, large and small, from world class venues, to hidden gems in NewcastleGateshead and across the wider North. The support of our ambassadors and huge team of volunteers who’ve helped things run so smoothly, has been invaluable. The Exhibition has inspired future creators, inventors and innovators who I believe will continue to carry the North forward towards the brightest of futures.”

    To help bring the Exhibition to life with passion, Great Exhibition of the North provided a range of volunteering opportunities for individuals, groups and businesses. Alongside individuals with previous public event experience, the Exhibition team offered opportunities to young people and those seeking employment or who were looking to build their experience and skill-set.

    A total of 1,175 people registered to volunteer, aged between 16 and 78. The volunteer team have contributed over 20,836 hours of support so far, carrying out duties such as welcoming visitors, leading school groups and providing event support.

    Roy Davis, Get North Volunteer, said:

    “Getting the opportunity to be a Get North Volunteer this summer has truly been a pleasure. It has helped me personally in so many different ways and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting involved, meeting new people and sharing knowledge with visitors and my fellow team of volunteers. Great Exhibition of the North shows exactly what can be achieved when people come together and I’d encourage anyone and everyone to consider volunteering opportunities in the future!”

    Children and young people had the opportunity to take part in the Exhibition through activities such as the Little Inventors 2030 Challenge which received over 2,000 submissions of ingenious inventions by children from 40 cities across the North. A total of 16 of the designs were brought to life by makers from Sunderland, Blackburn, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Grimsby, Cumbria, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne.

    As part of the Exhibition’s programme, the Get North Family Expo (4-9 August) was enjoyed by over 19,500 children and their families at St. James’ Park. The mixture of events and workshops were dedicated to capturing the imaginations of children, inspiring future generations and developing new skills.

    In addition, the Get North Schools Programme, which welcomed a total of 21,000 school children to the Exhibition, encouraged schools to book free, tailored visits and download informative and educational teaching resources which explored ideas and inventions celebrated in Great Exhibition of the North.

    Designed to intrigue, inspire and excite those of all ages and from all backgrounds, the Great Exhibition of the North programme had something for the whole family to enjoy, with 87% of visitors agreeing that the Exhibition appealed to all family members.

    Councillor Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council, said:

    “The Great Exhibition of the North has given us a fantastic 80 days of summer. There’s been loads of great things to see and do, and it’s almost as if the gods have smiled down on us with the exhibition coinciding with some of the best summer weather we’ve had in decades! As well as being a brilliant visitor event, this has also been an important showcase for NewcastleGateshead which has allowed us to demonstrate exactly what we have to offer. It has given our region positive publicity on a national stage and I’d expect us all to benefit from that in the years ahead.”

    Great Exhibition of the North has also engaged with hundreds of businesses throughout the 80 days. Events such as the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit (4-6 July); the Emerging Tech series of events; and the Great Exhibition of the North: Building a Legacy for North East Businesses (5 September), collectively attracted more than 1,000 business delegate attendees. In addition, corporate partnership opportunities and the innovative GX Project has and will continue to provide businesses with a platform to learn, network and share their innovation capabilities.

    A number of high profile visits have contributed to raising awareness of the Exhibition, shining a spotlight on the region. These have included a visit from the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney (5 July); a meeting of the full Cabinet with Theresa May (23 July); and a visit and reception with HRH Duke of Cambridge (7 September).

    Cllr Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health at Newcastle City Council, said:

    “I’m delighted that Newcastle and Gateshead have been able to give a very warm welcome to so many visitors who have enjoyed the exciting events and attractions as part of the Great Exhibition of the North this summer.

    “As well as showcasing art, design and innovation from right across the North of England, it is particularly pleasing that the Great Exhibition has inspired pride among North East residents, has been supported by so many local volunteers and has been successful in getting so many children and their families involved in a huge variety of activities. The fantastic Get North Family Expo, the Little Inventors programme and the many school visits which have taken place have given opportunities and inspiration to many thousands of children and young people. We are very proud to have played a part in this and in showcasing all that is great about the North.”

    The residents of NewcastleGateshead were great ambassadors for the Exhibition with 90% saying they were proud to be the hosts.

    Towns and cities across the North of England got behind the Exhibition and applied to be part of the ‘Inspired By’ programme of events, experiences and performances celebrating Northern art and culture, design and innovation. A total of 537 Inspired By events took place in 127 different locations right across the North – including 54 villages, 28 towns and 15 different cities.

    The Inspired By programme of activity included events such as, The Bradford Bubble Up, a city-wide water-themed event to celebrate the currents of water and creativity running through Bradford; public art installations located in the Tees Valley landscape; 56 days of family-friendly arts, culture, heritage and adventure across Northumberland venues with Great Northumberland; and The Northern Powerhouse Brew Series, a collaboration of eight limited edition beers which celebrate the North.

    To mark the closing weekend of Great Exhibition of the North there will be a special performance called ‘Great North Star’ to celebrate and honour the women of the North of England, taking inspiration from the centenary year of the first women in Britain getting the right to vote. The emotionally compelling outdoor performance will celebrate the spirit of the North of England, as exemplified by the world’s largest half marathon on 9 September, the Great North Run.

    Viewers can watch the 50-minute Great North Star performance as it happens on BBC online from 21:00 on Friday 7 September. Alternatively, the 30-minute programme will air on BBC One on Saturday 8 September from 15:15 – 15:45, following the Great North CityGames coverage.

    END 

    For any press enquiries, images, extra information or interview requests, please contact:

    Jessica Dare, Great Exhibition of the North: 0191 440 5749 / jessica.dare@ngi.org.uk                                    Fiona Morgan, Great Exhibition of the North: 0191 440 5739 / fiona.morgan@ngi.org.uk

    Notes to editors

    • A detailed evaluation including details on economic impact will follow at a later date. Initial visitor surveys were carried out by a MRSA accredited fieldwork agency with a sample size that exceeds industry recommendations.
    • For more information on Great Exhibition of the North visit: https://getnorth2018.com/
    • In October 2016, NewcastleGateshead was selected to host Great Exhibition of the North; NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) led the bid and is the lead delivery partner for the Exhibition, working closely with colleagues at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, The Great Run Company, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and a board chaired by Sir Gary Verity.
    • City Delivery Partners including Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Gateshead College and Newcastle United Football Club provided vital support for Great Exhibition of the North.
    • Towns and cities across the North of England got involved by being part of the ‘Inspired by’ programme of events, experiences and performances.
    • Great Exhibition of the North encouraged schools to get involved, with content available on the website to both download teaching resources and upload their responses. Schools could do follow up work developed in the classroom by booking a tailored visit to the Exhibition during the final four weeks of the summer term.
    • Great Exhibition of the North provided a range of exciting volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and businesses. A team of over 1,000 volunteers welcomed visitors to NewcastleGateshead, interpreted themes of exhibition, led school groups and provided event support at special one-off occasions.
    • On Tuesday 27 February the BBC announced a partnership to support Great Exhibition of the North. The BBC joined in the Great Exhibition of the North’s celebration of Northern talent, innovation and creativity. Over the last 12 weeks, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4, BBC Arts, BBC 6 Music, BBC Children’s and BBC Sport have been welcomed to the North East. Shaun Keaveny presented a documentary on BBC Two about the Exhibition, Jill Halfpenny narrated a special programme for BBC One in the North East and Cumbria, a series on BBC Radio 4 celebrated the power of northern music, film, design and visual arts and the Today Programme, BBC Breakfast and Lauren Laverne for BBC 6 Music all broadcast live from the Exhibition. Plus, BBC Look North and BBC Newcastle featured lots of coverage throughout the summer. Content from the Great Exhibition of the North reached more than 15 million people in the UK via the BBC.
    • Great Exhibition of the North is supported by Premier Partners LNER, Accenture and CISCO.
    • Funding was also secured via Innovate UK, VisitEngland, Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851, the Sir James Knott Trust and Reece Foundation and by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
    • National Lottery players have supported the Great Exhibition of the North through £1.7m of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund; Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
    • Womble Bond Dickinson, Ward Hadaway, Siemens, Port of Tyne, Virgin Money, BT, Robertson and NewSubstance are proud partners of Great Exhibition of the North.
    • Newcastle Airport, Greggs plc, Go North East, Tyne & Wear Metro and Northumbrian Water, Shout Digital, Stagecoach, PwC, Barbour Foundation, Northern Powergrid, HMS Calliope and Ubisoft are supporting partners.

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  46. Great Exhibition of the North: Closing Weekend Friday 7 – Sunday 9 September

    2018-09-04 11:43:00 UTC

    Image (C) Great North Run Company Well that’s nearly the 80-days of Great Exhibition of the North over! It has been a brilliant, busy, buzzing summer in Newcastle and Gateshead for Great Exhibition of the North and we’ve loved hosting such an amazing event. Thousands and thousands of you have experienced brand-new innovation, been immersed […]

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    Image (C) Great North Run Company

    Well that’s nearly the 80-days of Great Exhibition of the North over! It has been a brilliant, busy, buzzing summer in Newcastle and Gateshead for Great Exhibition of the North and we’ve loved hosting such an amazing event.

    Thousands and thousands of you have experienced brand-new innovation, been immersed in thought-provoking art, watched drama, music and animation unfold and tried your hand at designing, creating, crafting and imagining for the future.

    The Closing Weekend is your veeery last chance to experience Great Exhibition of the North (check out Rachel Kershaw’s blog post about what is happening when during the final week!). Read on for details of what will be happening each day including information about Festival.org’s Great North Star event which will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 8 September and live streamed during the performance on Friday 7 September.

    Happening every day during the Closing Weekend

    Great Exhibition of the North ends on Sunday 9 September and there’s plenty for you to see, experience and enjoy before it closes. Many of the exhibitions, venues and attractions along each of the three trails will be open until Sunday 9 September including our hub venues – Great North Museum, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC. Get North for Art, Design and Innovation and explore what is happening daily. There will also be some brilliant events and pop-up activities for you to keep an eye out for during the final week and Great Exhibition of the North’s closing weekend.

    LNER Abseil, Newcastle Quayside (Fri 7 – Sun 9 September)

    This is your last chance to get a bird’s-eye view of the Quayside with LNER this summer! Watch all the action on the busy Quayside while daringly abseiling out of a crane – all for FREE. This is not the only great offering from LNER, you can also try your hand at driving a train with LNER’s simulation in the Innovation Room at Discovery Museum until 9 September. If you find yourself in need of a snack after taking part in the LNER Abseil, Tyne Bar and Cycle Hub are two cracking spots to have a drink or bite to eat with views along the Quayside. It is not far to then wander along to Ouseburn from here where you can pick up the Get North Design Trail at Toffee Factory and complete your Northern Design Quest.

    Heritage Open Days (Thu 6 – Sun 9 September)

    The North East is literally dripping in layers of history and heritage. Every year, we’re given an opportunity to discover a little more about hundreds of venues across the region as part of Heritage Open Days. There are countless free events to choose from including:

    • Building History and Tour at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Saturday 8 September. Discover the history behind Seven Stories’ Grade II Listed building and delve into north-east writer David Almond’s dreamlike world. Tour includes a visit to the first-ever retrospective of the author’s work in Where Your Wings Were…Journeys with David Almond.

    Fashion Your Future at Great North Museum: Hancock (Sat 8 – Sun 9 September)

    Fashion Your Future and shape your dreams at hub venue Great North Museum all weekend. During this activity you will have the opportunity to design a shirt which represents you. While you’re there, explore the whole of this excellent museum and discover amazing examples of Northern art, design and innovation as part of their Which Way North exhibition.

    Self Build Utopias at Northern Stage (Fri 7 – Sun 9 September)

    Experience the final installment of Northern Stage’s Self Build Utopias and step into their Where Do We Stand? audio experience every day from 10am-6pm. Prepare for a silent disco-meets-installation event!

    Blackett Street Family Fun (Sat 8 – Sun 9 September)

    Blackett Street in the centre of Newcastle will be decked out for the final weekend of Great Exhibition of the North with astroturf and deck chairs for you to take a break while you explore the city!

    Rocket at Discovery Museum (until Sun 9 September)

    This weekend is your last chance to see Rocket in situ at Discovery Museum before it heads off to Manchester and then settles in York’s National Railway Museum.

    It has been a brilliant summer at Discovery Museum so while you are there this weekend, check out the inspiring Little Inventors exhibition and hop aboard a virtual reality Rocket with Rocket Reimagined. You are only a short walk from The Core where you will find so much innovation to keep you busy. In the other direction, follow the Innovation Trail for the final time to visit all the amazing LEGO and engineering events taking place at The Mining Institute.

    Friday 7 September

    Royal Visit to Great Exhibition of the North (Fri 7 September)

    We are also absolutely delighted to be able to welcome The Duke of Cambridge to Newcastle and Gateshead on Friday 7 September to celebrate Great Exhibition of the North with us. We’re thrilled to be able to introduce His Royal Highness to some of the amazing exhibits and venues which have made our summer so memorable.

    The Hexagon Experiment #6 at Cobalt Studios (Fri 7 September, 6-9pm)

    The final installment of The Hexagon Experiment takes place on Friday 7 September – this has been a brilliant series of 6 events from Brighter Sound. Genre-defying composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith explores the common language between musical and scientific composition in brand new work created with some of the best emerging female artists from the North East. In partnership with Generator.

    Great North Star (streamed live on Fri 7 September, 9pm and broadcast on Sat 8 September)

    To mark the closing weekend of Great Exhibition of the North there will be a special performance called ‘Great North Star’ to celebrate and honour the women of the North of England, taking inspiration from the centenary year of the first women in Britain getting the right to vote. The emotionally compelling outdoor performance will celebrate the spirit of the North of England, as exemplified by the world’s largest half marathon on 9 September, the Great North Run. Great North Star has been created by Festival.Org with choreography from Ballet Lorent and has been written by Manchester’s award-winning poet, playwright and performer, Louise Wallwein. The Great North Star event will include musical and theatrical performances from stars of television, athletics, music and a cast of spectacular volunteers.

    Viewers can watch the 50-minute Great North Star performance when it is streamed live on BBC online at 9pm on Friday 7 September. Alternatively, you can tune into BBC One on Saturday 8 September to watch this epic performance following the Great North City Games television coverage (from 3.15pm-3.45pm).

     

    Saturday 8 September

    If you’re on the Quayside for Great North Run events and Great North City Games

    The epic Great North City Games (Sat 8 Sept) and Great North Run weekend will be underway along the Quayside with a chance for you to witness world-class athletes competing against the iconic backdrop of Newcastle and Gateshead’s bridges. With the Mini and Junior Great North Run events taking place on Saturday 8 September as well as the City Games and famous Pasta Party, we know that the Quayside is going to busy! Make sure to plan ahead if you are travelling and allow extra time to get around. There will be restricted access to BALTIC and Sage Gateshead on Saturday however these venues are both still open so do drop by!

    If you are on the Quayside – why not:

    • Pop into Live Theatre’s Live Works Garden to see the Suspended Garden Installation
    • Keep an eye out for the Get North Water Sculpture which performs on the hour daily from the middle of the River Tyne
    • Drop into Side Gallery – a creative haven tucked away along Newcastle Quayside – to enjoy a photographic exhibition About the North: Imagined Dialogue

    Ouseburn Saturday Street Food Market at Ouseburn Farm (Sat 8 September)

    The inaugural Ouseburn Saturday Street Food Market was a huge hit this summer and returns for another date on Saturday 8 September. This is a great pit stop from your busy exploring. While you are in Ouseburn – why not complete the Winged Tales of the North Trail (you can pick up a map from Seven Stories’ reception). Don’t forget to download the How Will You Fly? app and create your own wings too.

    Parental Guidance Party feat. Paul Smith (Sat 8 September, 10am-12noon)

    Get your groove on for the last time as part of Great Exhibition of the North with Maximo Park frontman, Paul Smith. The first Parental Guidance Party feat. Paul Smith at Sage Gateshead during the Get North opening weekend was so popular, that it’s back for a second toe-tapping event. It is free so just drop in and enjoy the music! Be warned, it will be very busy around Sage Gateshead and Gateshead Quays on Saturday due to Great North City Games, Pasta Party and Junior Great North Run activities.

    While you’re at Sage Gateshead – make sure to experience all this for the last time:

    • DJing with Deepframe
    • take your photo in their Remake a Take Film Selfie Board
    • take a look at some of the brilliant paintings of Northern musicians that make up Stanley Chow’s North in 100 Song portraits.
    • Listen to the three specially commissioned pieces of music that were created to accompany the Water Sculpture. There is an iPad with the three songs on the concourse in front of the (rather brilliant) cafe.

    Horse to Hyperloop at Cooper’s Studios (until Sat 8 September)

    Horse to Hyperloop has been popular this summer so don’t miss your chance to explore the high-speed transport of tomorrow inside a building with a fascinating link to the travel of the past. Last chance to see is Saturday 8 September.

    Get Carter + Get Carter Redux Screening at Tyneside Cinema (Sat 8 September at 8pm)

    As part of our closing weekend events, head to Tyneside Cinema to watch the finished Get Carter Redux created by Richard DeDomenici. This summer for Great Exhibition of the North, Richard invited you to help him recreate the Northern cult film Get Carter as part of The Redux Project. Filmed in original locations, and starring local participants, Richard shoots on a furious schedule, with little more than a cheap camera and his wits. Tickets cost £12 per person (£10 for concessions) and the screening of the Remake will be followed by a chance to watch the original movie.

    Closing Party at Workplace, Gateshead for Women Artists of the North East Library (Sat 8 September, 8pm-late)

    To celebrate a summer of Women Artists of the North East Library at Workplace Foundation as part of Great Exhibition of the North, you are invited to join them for a Closing Party at Workplace, Gateshead. There will be music from DJ Helen Collard and plenty of time for dancing!

    Sunday 9 September

    Great North Run (Sun 9 September)

    Wave, cheer and high-five runners as they make their way across the Tyne Bridge – this is one of the most iconic moments of the Great North Run. Be there to watch the Red Arrows fly over and enjoy the buzz as thousands of runners including elite athletes, celebrities and definitely a handful of Smurfs, get started on their Great North Run half marathon adventure.

    Raising of the Flag at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 11am

    These weekly events have been joyful, moving, uplifting and celebratory! Don’t miss the final Raising of the Flag event on the final day of Great Exhibition of the North. On Sunday 9 September at 11am, join the Tyneside Steel Band for a glorious send off!

    While you’re at it, pop into BALTIC and browse their many floors to take in exhibitions by Turner-Prize winning artist Lubiana Himid, Phil Collins, a brilliant collaborative exhibition Idea of North and a chance to look at elements of the Worker’s Maypole installation that adorned Monument for much of the summer. BALTIC have got a cracking shop and café too and you will be able to get amazing views over the Tyne from their viewing area. (Just another reminder, access to BALTIC on Saturday 8 September is likely to be a bit tricky due to the busy Great North City Games activities so allow extra time if you are visiting on Saturday.)

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  47. Final Week of Great Exhibition of the North: Last Chance to See

    2018-08-31 11:31:37 UTC

    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead. They say time flies when you’re having fun and that has certainly been true for residents and visitors in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer! Great Exhibition of the North has meant that since 22 June not a day has gone by without something […]

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    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead.

    They say time flies when you’re having fun and that has certainly been true for residents and visitors in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer! Great Exhibition of the North has meant that since 22 June not a day has gone by without something free, fun and inspiring to enjoy.

    However, all good things must come to an end and as the closing weekend of this spectacular summer of events approaches, I have found myself trying to cram in as many last minute days out as possible!

    Some events and opportunities will actually close before the last day of Great Exhibition is upon us. Therefore, I thought I’d share some of the experiences that are still available and the dates you need to add to your diary in order to make the most of what’s left of the varied programme of events that has become my bible over the last few months…

    Design | Innovate | Craft at The Biscuit Factory – Ends Friday 31 August

    Although it can claim to be the UK’s largest independent commercial art gallery, The Biscuit Factory is still somewhat of a hidden gem in Newcastle’s Ouseburn district.

    Design | Innovate | Craft is an inspiring space bursting with innovative examples of creativity from Northern designers. As well as being one of my favourite places to shop for unique art, homewares, accessories and gifts, The Biscuit Factory has been hosting worksops to help you unleash your inner designer.

    Big Bang – Future Engineers Wallace and Gromit Exhibition at Boiler Shop – Ends Sunday 2 September

    Who doesn’t love Wallace and Gromit? Aardman’s infamous inventing duo have featured at several Great Exhibition of the North events and the Future Engineers exhibition at Boiler Shop in the recently renovated Stephenson Quarter has been very popular. No need to book, just call in before it closes at 3pm on Sunday 2 September to catch a glimpse of fascinating objects from Aardman studios and see how the loveable characters are helping to celebrate Northern heroes.

    Bridges at Sage Gateshead – Final Screenings on Monday 3 September

    I mentioned Bridges – the brand new animated, musical adventure by Ed Carter and Katie Simmons – in a blog post a few weeks ago. At the time it felt we had ages to pop over to Sage Gateshead to catch one of the free screenings but there’s only a handful of opportunities left! A spine-tingling soundtrack by Royal Northern Sinfonia accompanies the beautiful animation. Tickets are free but you need to book them online with Sage Gateshead.

    Great North Children’s Hospital Pop-Up Hospital – Ends Wednesday 5 September

    One of the things I have loved most about Great Exhibition of the North is that it has given us the chance to see behind the scenes in amazing venues and explore buildings we wouldn’t normally venture in to. The Herschel Building, which is part of Newcastle University, is one such venue.

    Until 5 September, the Great North Children’s Hospital plays host to the Pop-Up Hospital and a series of interactive experiences exploring the human body and cutting-edge medicines. It’s a chance to learn more about one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the UK.

    The Needle Points North at St Mary’s Heritage Centre – Ends Thursday 6 September

    Anybody who still holds the outdated belief that it’s grim up North only needs to take one look at the colourful and intricate work of the Embroiderer’s Guild to see a more accurate portrayal of the diversity and vibrancy of our communities. Fourteen huge textile panels capture the culture and landscapes of Northern England and you can see the impressive works up close in St Mary’s Heritage Centre until 6 September.

    Aeons: A Sound Journey for Newcastle – Ends Friday 7 September

    Hands down, this has been my favourite experience during Great Exhibition of the North. The thought-provoking soundscape made me see Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside in a completely new light and I’d highly recommend you try and book a slot before your opportunity runs out on 7 September. The slots are predominately fully booked but space is still available midweek – Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 September.

    Horse to Hyperloop at Cooper’s Studio – Ends Saturday 8 September

    Another super popular part of Great Exhibition of the North’s Innovation Trail, Horse to Hyperloop at Cooper’s Studio has given us all a taste of what’s to come! We’ve imagined travelling around the country in the blink of an eye in a futuristic-feeling pod whilst looking back to historic innovations that took place in this brilliant building. Thanks to Ryder Architecture for their excellent exhibition this summer!

    Other Great Exhibition of the North events still to enjoy

    Alongside these unique experiences and events, there are still lots of things to enjoy that have been on the programme for the entirety of Great Exhibition of the North. Check out the blog post on what is happening every day during Great Exhibition.

    Plus, make sure you have made a note in your diary for Great North City Games on Saturday 8 September. This action packed sporting event is free to spectators along the banks of the Tyne. Keep your eyes peeled for world-class athletes from around the globe compete alongside the very best of home-grown talent.

    Then on Sunday 9 September one of the region’s most famous events, Great North Run will provide the perfect finale to a momentous summer in NewcastleGateshead. Join the thousands of spectators who line the streets to cheer on the runners and watch the breath-taking fly-by from the Red Arrows. The world’s greatest half marathon falls on the last day of Great Exhibition of the North and it’s sure to be a day to remember. I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be!

     

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  48. The Duke of Cambridge will visit Great Exhibition of the North

    2018-08-29 09:23:51 UTC

    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge will visit Newcastle and Gateshead on Friday 7th September to attend Great Exhibition of the North. Great Exhibition of the North, which ends on Sunday 9 September, is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. Showcasing great art and culture, design and innovation from across the […]

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    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge will visit Newcastle and Gateshead on Friday 7th September to attend Great Exhibition of the North.

    Great Exhibition of the North, which ends on Sunday 9 September, is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. Showcasing great art and culture, design and innovation from across the North, the Exhibition tells the story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.

    On Friday 7 September, the Duke will visit Sage Gateshead, an international music centre which is one of three dedicated Exhibition hub venues. His Royal Highness will listen to musical performances and meet with performers. The Duke will also visit the centre’s CoMusica programme, which uses music to engage with young people experiencing challenging circumstances.

    His Royal Highness will then visit PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, which is dedicated to testing and creating new digital solutions for future business challenges. The Duke will meet with businesses using the centre, and see demonstrations of how new technologies, such as motion capture and augmented reality are being used by different sectors. His Royal Highness will finish his tour by officially opening the building.

    Next, The Duke will visit the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art where he will attend a reception to celebrate and acknowledge all those who have been involved in making the Great Exhibition happen. During the reception His Royal Highness will meet some of those involved in the Exhibition including volunteers.

    Finally His Royal Highness will visit Ryder Architecture Cooper’s Studios. The Duke will tour the ‘Horse to Hyperloop’ exhibition and hear about the potential of using Hyperloop technology to travel in the future, including proposals to create a Northern Arc transport loop. His Royal Highness will meet with engineers, before viewing a Hyperloop pod prototype designed by graduates from the University of Edinburgh. The Duke will also learn about Cooper’s Studios’ youth engagement programme.

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  49. Meet the Great Exhibition of the North Contributors

    2018-08-20 15:47:09 UTC

    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead. After spending the last few weeks visiting lots of exciting events around Newcastle and Gateshead, I couldn’t help but wonder about the people behind them. I have been hugely impressed by the efforts of the contributors to Great Exhibition of the North […]

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    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead.

    After spending the last few weeks visiting lots of exciting events around Newcastle and Gateshead, I couldn’t help but wonder about the people behind them. I have been hugely impressed by the efforts of the contributors to Great Exhibition of the North and intrigued by their challenges and objectives.

    I wanted to learn more about what makes them tick so I asked some of the artists, designers and innovators to share their stories or a little bit about their commission and this is what they told me…

    Roxy McKenna – Remake a Take

    I’m a freelance creative producer and also one of the directors of Chalk

    Most of my freelance work has been with Northern Film & Media (NFM) as I come from a film background and worked for 10 years at NFM developing film talent in the region before going freelance. I developed the Remake a Take project as Northern Film & Media were keen to see the diversity and breadth of Northern Film represented as part of Great Exhibition of the North. We have tried to take a playful and fun approach to exploring film from the interactive pop-up film stills positioned across Newcastle and Gateshead to our DIY Film Challenge and Movie Map. Our challenge with developing this project was finding a way for people to engage with film beyond sitting down to watch a screening. We want people to interact with friends and family and have fun celebrating our rich film culture. We were also keen to see a real range of films represented so as well as classics such as Kes and Get Carter we have also presented films from exciting up and coming talent such as God’s Own Country and Lady Macbeth as part of our movie trail. We hope that the Remake a Take project gives people a deeper insight into Northern film culture whilst at the same time, becoming a part of it!

    Rebecca Horn – The Hexagon Experiment

    Brighter Sound is the organisation behind The Hexagon Experiment – a six part series of ‘Friday night experiments’ featuring live music, conversations and original commissions from pioneering women at the forefront of music, art and science. A Manchester-based music charity, Brighter Sound works across the North and nationally to support creativity, put music into the lives of young people and work for gender equality in the music sector.

    Their Both Sides Now initiative is an ambitious and inspirational three year programme of residencies, commissions, training, resources and activism advocating for change around the roles, representation and recognition of women in music – particularly those in the North of England.

    It’s this strand of work, and a partnership with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester that drew them to develop a programme for Great Exhibition of the North.

    “We saw this as a perfect opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary female talent emerging in the North of England, not just in music, but in science. The ‘wonder material’ graphene was isolated for the first time in an after-hours experimental session between Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov. We were inspired by this idea of limitless possibilities, and wanted to represent this across the programme by making unexpected links between art and science.”

    You can still catch 3 more sessions before the end of Great Exhibition of the North: Part #4: Making Waves, Part #5: Wow Machine, Part #6: Works in Progress

    Steve Mayes – Lego Timeline of Northern Innovation

    I’m a Lego artist and my contribution to Great Exhibition of the North is a timeline of northern innovation created from Lego.

    I wanted to create something fun and interesting so that children in particular could relate to it. It starts with the industrial revolution and the invention of the Rocket and goes on across nearly 8 metres worth of models right up to futuristic innovations.  When people come to see the Lego Timeline at The Mining Institute in Newcastle what we’re encouraging them to do is explore the venue, we’ve got another room with loads of Lego in it so people can be inspired by what they see and then have a go at building their own models. I really hope that it appeals to both little kids and big kids alike.

    Naho Matsuda – EVERY THING EVERY TIME

    I work with a company called Future Everything who are based in Manchester. I’m showing a piece called EVERY THING EVERY TIME in front of Theatre Royal in the centre of Newcastle. It is a split flap display that’s showing poetry that’s derived from data from the city using open data from the Urban Observatory based in Newcastle University. The idea behind it is to explain the city through it’s data and to make that tangible by a big display. It’s been amazing to be involved in Great Exhibition of the North, I really like Newcastle!

    Listen to a short interview with Naho on our Get North 2018 Facebook page.

    Mark Fell – Protomusic #1

    I’m Mark Fell and I’m an artist based in South Yorkshire and I’ve been commissioned to make a 40-channel speaker sound piece called Protomusic #1 for the concourse in Sage Gateshead. I started out by asking the public to submit environmental sounds. I was quite keen to make people listen to their environment. We got hundreds of these sounds and I took about 27 of them and worked with lots of musicians to try to recreate those sounds using instrumental ingredients. All different kinds of musical traditions were involved like classical, folk music, Northumberland Pipes and then collaged together to recreate these environmental sounds.

     

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  50. Great Exhibition of the North: Guest Family Blog

    2018-08-13 14:28:32 UTC

    Blog by Kathryn Row. Find Kathryn on Instagram @Northernmam This summer, the North is definitely the place to be! As a family, we’ve been very lucky to have access to some brilliant events, workshops and exhibitions that have all been free. NewcastleGateshead has been the stage for Great Exhibition of the North – an 80 […]

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    Blog by Kathryn Row. Find Kathryn on Instagram @Northernmam

    This summer, the North is definitely the place to be! As a family, we’ve been very lucky to have access to some brilliant events, workshops and exhibitions that have all been free.

    NewcastleGateshead has been the stage for Great Exhibition of the North – an 80 day programme running from 22 June – 9 September. You could get quite overwhelmed by all the things that are going on, so here are our highlights from the past few weeks and what’s still left to enjoy…

    The Rocket Reimagined, Created by Hedgehog Lab

    Discovery Museum, Newcastle. Free entry: Daily 10am – 6pm

    Rocket Reimagined at Great Exhibition of the North

    Stephenson’s iconic locomotive ‘Rocket’ is back home on Tyneside, which you can see at Discovery Museum. My girls (aged 5 and 7) aren’t the biggest train fans but they were interested in the story and history of it. On the same level you can enjoy the Rocket Reimagined, a virtual reality experience – this did capture their attention and is worth doing. You go into booths as a family and take it in turns to wear the headset and ride the Rocket from 1829 through to the present day.

    This runs until 9 September and you may have to wait (we only had a 10 minute wait).

    Great North Children’s Hospital – Pop up Hospital

    Newcastle University Herschel Building (opposite Haymarket). Open Mon–Fri, 10am – 3pm

    Great North Children's Hospital at Great Exhibition of the North

    Every week there’s different activities as part of Great North Children’s Hospital, Pop Up Hospital. Each event and activity is designed to educate children on the human body and hospital machinery. It’s a really lovely FREE experience. My two kids loved dressing up as nurses and using the pop up hospital beds to look after their poorly teddies. There’s professional staff on hand to talk too and it’s a great way to get an insight behind the scenes of what it’s like to go to hospital, so that (fingers crossed we don’t need too) but if we ever did, they’ve had a little taster and had fun!

    Self-Build Utopias

    Northern Stage. Open daily but I would check their website for details

    Self Build Utopias

    Over the summer, Northern Stage have hosted a series of artists who have taken over their studio space and created self-build utopias. It’s great to go for a walk through as there’s levers and incredibly bright artwork to take in – there’s also a great café and green outside to use as a pit stop! We met Fabric Lenny, who has created a mural under the stairway next to Stage 3 based on young people’s doodles. He will be back for a final takeover from 6 – 9th September and we’re definitely going back to see the finished piece and see if we can spot our doodle!

    LEGO Timeline of Northern Innovation

    The Mining Institute, down from Newcastle Central Station. Open daily, 10am – 6pm.

    LEGO Timeline of Northern Innovation

    LEGO artist Steve Mayes has created a pretty impressive timeline of Northern Innovation – my two kids loved spotting landmarks and playing with the toilet – there was poo, say no more! There’s also a LEGO maker space which to be honest we could have lost a day in there as they created their own landmarks to add to the people’s gallery. There’s also Multiverse Arcade at the Mining Institute which encourages young people to add their voices of hope for the future and a civil engineers exhibition upstairs with Meccano.  As I said we were lost for hours in there!

    Winged Tales of the North

    Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle

    Winged Tales of the North for Great Exhibition of the North

    Artist Kate Drumm has curated an art trail around the Ouseburn Valley inspired by children’s author David Almond.  We took part in a workshop before the trail was constructed to create pigeon crees to hang in the tree, so it was lovely going back and seeing the finished trail. The artwork for Winged Tales of the North is stunning and takes you along the Ouseburn river. Once you’re in the Ouseburn Valley there’s so much for families including David Almond’s exhibition at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Ouseburn Farm and Stepney Bank Stables. There is a charge for Seven Stories but the trail around the Valley is free and a nice walk on a dry day. You can collect a map to help you navigate the trail from Seven Stories’ reception and Bookshop (free to visit these areas) or download a map before you go.

    What we’re looking forward to next:

    The Extraordinary Garden

    Gateshead Quays, 1-2 September, 10am – 5pm. Free drop-in.

    The Extraordinary Garden, Gateshead Quays

    Every weekend, the Gateshead Quays have come to life with street theatre, music or art installations so it’s worth calling in. We’re heading down for the Extraordinary Garden as it sounds incredible as you walk through giant inflatable plants and enjoy garden street theatre.

    Parental Guidance Party feat. Paul Smith

    Sage Gateshead, 8 September, 12-1pm. Free drop-in. 

    Parental Guidance Party at Sage Gateshead from Great Exhibition of the North

    This sounds brilliant! We missed the first Parental Guidance Party as we were away and Sage Gateshead have ran others across the summer so it’s worth keeping an eye out. It’s basically a free family disco with face painting, musical crafts and glow sticks with none other than Maximo Park front man, Paul Smith – I mean what’s not to love? Sounds a great way to end Great Exhibition of the North.

    Aeons: a Sound Journey for Newcastle

    Start Gateshead Millennium Bridge, daily slots available but you have to pre-book (very limited tickets may be available on the day so you could chance it and drop into the glass booth opposite Pitcher and Piano)

    I was lucky enough to have five minutes to do this on my own and it was an incredible experience – definitely one of my personal highlights. So much so, I’m going to take the kids and see how they get on! Aeons, A Sound Journey for Newcastle is a 30 minute walk along the banks of the River Tyne, with a headset and music responding to your surroundings. It’s been created by Opera North and includes vocals from singer Becky Unthank, and is a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life – whether it has the same impact with kids in tow is yet to be discovered but that’s part of the fun and games isn’t it?!

    For full details of the programme and an extended Inspired By programme that takes place across the entire North visit their website www.getnorth2018.com. Most of the events are free but I would check for full details, and quite often you need to prebook just to secure your place.

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  51. Haymarket Bus Station

    2018-08-08 13:17:13 UTC

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  52. Have You Downloaded the Get North Wayfinder App yet?

    2018-08-07 15:48:12 UTC

    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead. Navigate your way around Great Exhibition of the North and get the most out of your adventures this summer by downloading the Get North Wayfinder app. This nifty app has been created right here in the North by clever developers at Shout […]

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    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead.

    Navigate your way around Great Exhibition of the North and get the most out of your adventures this summer by downloading the Get North Wayfinder app. This nifty app has been created right here in the North by clever developers at Shout Digital in Newcastle and it’s full of handy features to make your explorations easier and even more fun.

    Create your own Personalised Trail

    My favourite feature within the app is that it allows you to create personalised trails, tailored to your specific interests. It’s perfect for families and groups who want to experience a mixture of different events and activities.

    Just answer a few simple questions about the age and interests of the people in your party and where you would like your personalised trail to start and you’ll soon be on your way to making amazing discoveries.

    The first time I tried out this feature of the app, it encouraged me to check out awe-inspiring places that hadn’t even been on my radar previously. Venues like Northumbria University, Northern Design Centre and Cooper’s Studios that I may have made the mistake of wandering past without realising how much was going on inside.

    Great Exhibition of the North is on until Sunday 9 September so use this feature of the app as much as you like, every time you give a different set of answers you’ll get new and exciting suggestions for places to visit.

    Snap, Find and Collect

    The Get North App isn’t just an alternative to carrying a map around, it’s interactive and has three different games you can play along with too!

    By snapping pictures, solving puzzles and collecting items using QR Codes, you’ll learn even more about the pioneering spirit of the North and your efforts will be rewarded with ‘crystals’. My niece and nephew are huge Pokemon fans so they will love the idea of collecting crystals and no doubt this playful feature of the app will create some friendly rivalry to see who can collect the most. To access this feature simply click on the ‘games and activities’ tab when you visit each new location.

    Exploring the Get North Trails

    As you will have probably worked out by now, there are three trails at the heart of Great Exhibition of the North, helping you make amazing discoveries in Art, Design and Innovation. With the Get North App you can follow these trails with ease, as it uses Google maps to direct you from one destination to the next.

    Once you’ve selected your chosen trail, click on the venue you want to head to first and hey presto, you’ll get step by step guidance, journey times and useful information like opening times and whether or not there’s refreshments and toilets available – it’s like having your very own tour guide in the palm of your hand!

    Be a Savvy Explorer with NE1 Offers

    A big day out doesn’t have to be a big expense this summer. Not only are all the events and

    experiences of Great Exhibition of the North free to enjoy, but if you download the Get North App and click on the NE1 Offers tab you’ll also get direct access to a whole host of money saving food and drink offers across the city.!

    The Get North App itself is also free so if you haven’t downloaded yet, what are you waiting for? It’s your passport to an amazing summer in NewcastleGateshead.

    BUD and POD are from the Grow Up and Grow Home games proudly designed here in the North by Ubisoft Reflections.

    © 2016 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Grow Up and Grow Home logos, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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  53. 12A Clayton Street West

    2018-08-07 14:58:52 UTC

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  54. Get North! Family Expo – a hands-on free family day out this summer

    2018-07-31 16:05:02 UTC

    From coding to comic book making, a museum of the future and even a spot of football, here is a look at some of the highlights of the upcoming Get North! Family Expo. Hosted at Newcastle’s football stadium, St. James’ Park from Saturday 4 – Thursday 9 August 2018, the Get North! Family Expo is […]

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    From coding to comic book making, a museum of the future and even a spot of football, here is a look at some of the highlights of the upcoming Get North! Family Expo.

    Hosted at Newcastle’s football stadium, St. James’ Park from Saturday 4 – Thursday 9 August 2018, the Get North! Family Expo is a huge, free event dedicated to capturing imaginations and engaging with children and their families over the summer holidays.

    Stretching over six action-packed days from 10:00 – 16:00, the event kicks off with a weekend of drop-in fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, followed by four days of ticketed workshops from Monday 6 – Thursday 9 August.

    Over the Family Expo weekend, there will be a huge gathering of artists, scientists, engineers, makers, inventors and designers with over 60 hands-on activities on offer for families to make, do and explore. Expect activities such as gadget factories, gaming, craft, coding, 3D printing, music and art workshops and the chance to create and inspect robots.

    No tickets are required for the Family Expo Weekend and families are encouraged to come down from 10am.

    In addition to the Family Expo Weekend activity, on Saturday 4th August, there will be inflatable activities situated on Strawberry Place to coincide with Newcastle United’s friendly fixture against FC Augsburg, which kicks off at 3pm.

    Lee Charnley, Newcastle United MD, said:

    “We are delighted that St. James’ Park will provide the iconic back-drop for this amazing event. The Family Expo will take families on an incredible journey of discovery through technology, sport and innovation, and promises to be a magical experience for all who ‘Get North’ this summer.”

    The ticketed workshops the following week allow families to immerse themselves into fun activities ranging from building and programming a driverless car using LEGO® Mindstorms and iPads or a crash course in circuity and electronics from the Touring Gadget Factory, where you can make your own flashing badge, to scribble bot and footie in the park with NUFC.

    Visitors can also get creative with 3D pen design; producing artwork with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and upcycling junk and making an art-bot out of recycled material. There will also be drop-in activity with Lego Smart Cities and Connected Bees to help contextualise the Internet of Things and much, much more.

    Whilst the ticketed workshops on Monday 6 – Thursday 9 August are fully booked, families are still encouraged to attend on a day of their choice as spaces may become available.

    Lucy Tetley, Schools and Young People Engagement Manager at Great Exhibition of the North, said:

    “The Get North! Family Expo programme is jam-packed full of incredible experiences which are sure to delight, surprise and engage all who visit us this August. With the school holidays now upon us, we hope parents and children will embrace the opportunity to work together to innovate and create, develop skills, get active and delve into new experiences.”

    All children who visit the Expo Weekend will be presented with a ‘Family Expo Challenge Passport’, in which they log each activity they complete during their time at the Expo. Once the passport has been filled, which can be stamped up to a maximum of six times, they’ll get entered into a daily prize draw to win one of 10 Family Expo goody bags jam-packed with a range of amazing prizes including 3D pens.

    Councillor Angela Douglas, Gateshead Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said:

    “It’s such an exciting summer in NewcastleGateshead with so many wonderful and stimulating events and activities taking place for Great Exhibition of the North. The Get North Family Expo is a fantastic opportunity for parents and children to have fun working together and immerse themselves into lots of hands-on activities while learning about the wonders of science, sport, innovation and technology. We hope this free event will inspire children of all ages to be more creative – who knows where it might lead them!”

    Councillor Kim McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Public Health at Newcastle City Council, said:

    “The Get North Family Expo will be an amazing event with lots of opportunities for families to get involved in designing, building, inventing and creating. The Family Expo is there to inspire children with fun activities that also give them great skills for the future. Children will be able to get to grips with technology, coding and electronics, use their artistic and musical talents and get involved in fun football activities. There’s so much to discover and it’s a great opportunity to do something a bit different during the summer holidays – and what’s more, it’s free! I’m sure families will really enjoy and be inspired by this event and I would encourage people to go along, get involved and find out what they can do.”

    Great Exhibition of the North is a summer-long celebration telling the inspiring story of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. Free to attend, it’s the biggest event in England this year. Hosted in NewcastleGateshead, on behalf of the North of England, the event is showcasing amazing exhibits, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences for the whole family.

    Throughout the Exhibition, which runs until 9 September 2018, millions of visitors will get to experience family-friendly activity, including a display of invention ideas from children across the North from Little Inventors North 2030; Stephenson’s Rocket brought back to life via a fully immersive and memorable virtual reality experience, The Rocket Reimagined; and the story of Northern innovation in over 40 intricate models using 50,000 Lego bricks from Steve Mayes.

    The Get North! Family Expo will give children a chance to discover the Great Exhibition of the North’s themes of innovation, art and design and explore the part they can play in the North of tomorrow.

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  55. Summer Holidays Highlights at Great Exhibition of the North

    2018-07-23 16:39:10 UTC

    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead. School’s out for summer and if you have children in your family then no doubt you’ll be doing everything you can to avoid those two dreaded words “I’m bored”. Don’t worry, this summer could be your most fun-filled ever thanks to Great […]

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    Blog post by Rachel Kershaw writer of Life in Geordieland, the blog guide to NewcastleGateshead.

    School’s out for summer and if you have children in your family then no doubt you’ll be doing everything you can to avoid those two dreaded words “I’m bored”. Don’t worry, this summer could be your most fun-filled ever thanks to Great Exhibition of the North.

    With so many events and activities happening across NewcastleGateshead from 22 June – 9 September, you’ll never be short of ideas. It’s all free to enjoy too, so keeping everyone entertained needn’t break the bank!

    If you’ve not experienced the Get North Trails yet then those should be at the top of your list. Download the Get North app to find out how to get the most of your adventures and keep kids interested with added features like games and activities. Don’t forget to have a read of our tips on how to get the most out of everyday at Great Exhibition of the North to remind yourself about what is happening.

    Once you’ve explored the trails and each of the Hub Venues – Great North Museum, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, here are some other summer highlights for you to enjoy with the family…

    Get North Family Expo at St James’ Park: 4 – 9 August 2018

    There are tons of events taking place at St James’ Park during the Get North Family Expo. The programme is jam packed with activities that encourage 7-14 year olds to invent, craft, experiment and tinker until their heart’s content, (younger children are more than welcome to come and join in too).

    A series of workshops will run from Monday 6 August to Thursday 9 August giving children the chance to get creative in The Gadget Factory and try out coding, robotics, 3D printing and loads more. Some lucky little ones will even be playing football in the park with Newcastle United Foundation!

    Unsurprisingly, the workshops are now all fully booked with waiting lists for each day, but fear not…The Family Expo Weekend in NUFC’s Bamburgh Suite on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August is open to all, simply turn up and enjoy 60 hands-on activities to inspire young imaginations, from comic book making to creating robots!

    Bridges Family Zone at Sage Gateshead: 4 August – 2 September 2018

    Sage Gateshead is a wonderful venue to visit at any time of year, offering magnificent panoramic views of the stunning NewcastleGateshead Quayside. Families can drop in this summer and explore the musical inspiration behind ‘Bridges’, a magical animated adventure specially commissioned for Great Exhibition of the North. Not only will Sage Gateshead be screening the heart-warming story there’ll be a Family craft zone to enjoy too, perfect for families with under-10’s.

    Design a Chair for Grandma Bear at Great North Museum: Every Saturday from 28 July – 18 August 2018

    Artistic little ones could win their very own puppet bear by getting creative at the Great North Museum and designing, drawing or colouring a special chair for Grandma Bear. A perfect activity for under 5’s.

    Remake a Take! green screen film-making sessions at Great North Museum: 16 August 2018

    Calling all wannabe Scorseses and have-a-go Luhrmanns. This is your chance to become the next best film-maker! Join the Remake a Take team at Great North Museum for a free workshop. Pick a prop and jump in front of their green screen to feature in your favourite classic film from Billy Elliot to Harry Potter.

    Street Theatre Performances at Gateshead Quays Performance Square: 25 – 27 August 2018

    Bread and Butter Theatre will be entertaining the crowds in Gateshead this August bank holiday weekend and are sure to fill the air with the sounds of raucous laughter. Vince Vinyl will be there spinning the tunes on his wheels of steel, naughty fairies will be flying in to solve your gardening problems and keep an eye out for pesky pirates trying to recruit new shipmates. There’ll be performances every hour from 11am – 4pm each day.

    The Extraordinary Garden at Gateshead Quays Performance Square: 1 & 2 September 2018

    Things might look a bit different around Gateshead Quays during the first weekend in September. A giant, interactive, inflatable garden will appear full of fun and curious creatures. Come and take a walk through the intriguing installations, you might even bump in to the ‘strolling gardeners’ who are sure to make you giggle with their entertaining street theatre antics.

    Parental Guidance Parties at Sage Gateshead: 26 August & 8 September 2018

    Back by popular demand, Sage Gateshead will host TWO more Parental Guidance Parties this summer and the whole family are invited! Get your dancing feet ready for more live music from Maximo Park‘s Paul Smith and a morning with The Futureheads‘ Ross Millard. Both events are FREE and you just need to rock up!

    As if all this wasn’t enough, there are still loads more free family events waiting to be discovered throughout the full Great Exhibition of the North programme.

    With so many unique events to experience, boredom doesn’t stand a chance when you’re in Newcastle and Gateshead!

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