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  1. Yellow Images is a fantastic service that provides digital mockups from independent designers. ⬇️ Here's why we love it ⬇️ #ye...

    2022-05-19 20:46:00 UTC

    Yellow Images is a fantastic service that provides digital mockups from independent designers. ⬇️ Here's why we love it ⬇️ #yellowimages #GraphicDesign #visualidentity https://colorpeak.co.uk/yellow-images-review/
  2. You Are Not Where You Think You Are

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  3. Do you want to set client expectations for their SEO? This article from Search Engine Land tells you how to do this with a strai...

    2022-05-12 08:44:00 UTC

    Do you want to set client expectations for their SEO? This article from Search Engine Land tells you how to do this with a straightforward and detailed SEO analysis. Read more below 👇 https://bit.ly/38v9ZtW #SEO #DigitalMarketing
  4. Defining Your Target Audience

    2022-05-09 10:10:17 UTC

    A target audience refers to a specific group of people your business wants to reach through your social media platforms.
  5. What are the three pillars of successful SEO? This article from Search Engine Journal explains more about why they are authority...

    2022-05-05 08:44:01 UTC

    What are the three pillars of successful SEO? This article from Search Engine Journal explains more about why they are authority, relevance and experience. Read more below ⤵️ https://bit.ly/3y104qS #SEO #DigitalMarketing
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    2022-05-03 13:59:29 UTC

  7. This article from Forbes has nine tips on selecting the right SEO agency for your needs, learn more at the link below 👇 https://...

    2022-04-28 08:44:00 UTC

    This article from Forbes has nine tips on selecting the right SEO agency for your needs, learn more at the link below 👇 https://bit.ly/3xWlR2U #SEO #DigitalMarketing
  8. Yellow Images review – best mockup resources!

    2022-04-25 08:55:31 UTC

    Yellow Images is a fantastic service that provides digital mockups from independent designers. Here's why we love it so much and why you should love it too.
  9. It has been reported by Search Engine Journal that Google is using AI to automatically update some business information. What do...

    2022-04-21 08:44:01 UTC

    It has been reported by Search Engine Journal that Google is using AI to automatically update some business information. What does this mean for your SEO rankings? Find out below ⤵️ https://bit.ly/3vl3guq #digitalmarketing #SEO #Google
  10. This article from Search Engine Land explains four ways to take charge of your digital marketing career. Learn more below ⬇️ htt...

    2022-04-14 08:44:00 UTC

    This article from Search Engine Land explains four ways to take charge of your digital marketing career. Learn more below ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3L99WSI #digitalmarketing #marketing
  11. Do you need inspiration for your digital marketing campaigns? This article from Tech Radar lists 5 of the best of all time! Read...

    2022-04-07 08:44:00 UTC

    Do you need inspiration for your digital marketing campaigns? This article from Tech Radar lists 5 of the best of all time! Read more below 👇 https://bit.ly/3L5tOWW #digitalmarketing #advertising
  12. We WILL Fix Climate Change!

    2022-04-05 13:59:18 UTC

  13. What do you know about seasonal SEO? This article from Search Engine Land has tips and advice for year-round search improvement....

    2022-03-31 08:44:00 UTC

    What do you know about seasonal SEO? This article from Search Engine Land has tips and advice for year-round search improvement. Learn more ⤵️ https://bit.ly/3LavTAK #SEO #digitalmarketing
  14. What is a website quality score? Does Google use it for SEO purposes? Find out more below 👇 https://t.co/mvieLIzxwP #digitalmar...

    2022-03-24 09:44:01 UTC

    What is a website quality score? Does Google use it for SEO purposes? Find out more below 👇 https://bit.ly/3tA633v #digitalmarketing #google #SEO
  15. The Google page experience desktop update for March 2022 is finished rolling out, read more about it at Search Engine Land below...

    2022-03-17 09:44:00 UTC

    The Google page experience desktop update for March 2022 is finished rolling out, read more about it at Search Engine Land below 👇 https://bit.ly/35yBbHb #googleupdates #digitalmarketing #SEO
  16. This article from Search Engine Land explains how to avoid mistakes with international SEO🌍. To find out more, click below 👇 htt...

    2022-03-16 09:15:04 UTC

    This article from Search Engine Land explains how to avoid mistakes with international SEO🌍. To find out more, click below 👇 https://bit.ly/3prcRhj #digitalmarketing #SEO
  17. Why You Need a Strong Social Media Strategy in 2022

    2022-03-15 11:36:39 UTC

    This article discusses the best social media strategy for a business and how they may benefit your company.
  18. What is customer experience? Why does it matter? This article from Martech explains more! 👍 https://t.co/Lq7gqfzyRx #digitalmar...

    2022-03-10 09:44:00 UTC

    What is customer experience? Why does it matter? This article from Martech explains more! 👍 https://bit.ly/3tuwCFT #digitalmarketing
  19. What are the digital marketing trends that you need to know about in 2022? Learn more about this below with this article from En...

    2022-03-03 09:44:00 UTC

    What are the digital marketing trends that you need to know about in 2022? Learn more about this below with this article from Entrepreneur ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3Itie6V #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing
  20. Are There Lost Alien Civilizations in Our Past?

    2022-03-01 14:59:23 UTC

  21. What do SEO platforms do and how does it work with search engines? 🤔This article from Martech explains more👇 https://t.co/Vtc2b7...

    2022-03-01 10:01:47 UTC

    What do SEO platforms do and how does it work with search engines? 🤔This article from Martech explains more👇 https://bit.ly/3heHBO8 #DigitalMarketing #SEO
  22. 2022 Web Design Trends

    2022-02-28 17:34:22 UTC

    This article will explore the most prominent trends sure to come up in web design in 2022. Perhaps one of the ideas below can spark your interest!
  23. Here’s a list of 1️⃣7️⃣ tips that’ll improve your content marketing and help you get more ➡️ visitors ➡️ leads, and  ➡️ sales ...

    2022-02-24 09:44:00 UTC

    Here’s a list of 1️⃣7️⃣ tips that’ll improve your content marketing and help you get more ➡️ visitors ➡️ leads, and  ➡️ sales from Ahrefs team. #contentmarketing #MarketingStrategy https://ahrefs.com/blog/content-marketing-tips/
  24. What Happens if the Moon Crashes into Earth?

    2022-02-08 14:59:49 UTC

  25. How SEO evolved throughout the years?

    2022-01-17 14:20:52 UTC

    Find out about the evolution of Search Engine Optimisation. Dive into our blog & learn about SEO history, where it all started, and where it will take us.
  26. Why We Should NOT Look For Aliens - The Dark Forest

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  28. Is Meat Really that Bad?

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  29. You Are Immune Against Every Disease

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  30. Grammarly Review – Is It Good For SEO?

    2021-10-27 17:03:37 UTC

    This Grammarly review will explore how useful it is in terms of a SEO perspective and whether paying the price is worth it.
  31. The Limited Edition Dinosaur Calendar – Now And Then Never Again

    2021-10-19 14:00:18 UTC

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    2021-10-12 14:00:09 UTC

  33. Two Chapters From Our New Book – Exclusive Preview!

    2021-09-28 14:01:17 UTC

  34. Can YOU Fix Climate Change?

    2021-09-22 13:59:24 UTC

  35. This Virus Shouldn't Exist (But it Does)

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  37. How Better Visual Content Can Help You With Conversions

    2020-12-03 12:15:07 UTC

    Putting together better visual content is easier said than done, but it's not impossible, and it can really pay dividends in converting clicks into action.
  38. Frase Review – AI for Content Writers

    2020-11-06 12:07:56 UTC

    Check out Colorpeak's review of Frase, the best AI powered tool for content briefs, planning and research. Ideal choice for copywriters.
  39. Spott Review – Yet another graphic design… NOPE!

    2020-10-26 19:31:26 UTC

    Spott is a unique tool that can change your entire e-commerce, sales landing page as well as your social media marketing strategy - to name just a few.
  40. Adapt to survive – innovation success factors

    2020-10-15 08:32:33 UTC

  41. Reducing staffing costs – redundancy and the alternatives

    2020-10-13 16:58:23 UTC

  42. The jobs market in a time of Covid-recovery

    2020-10-13 16:55:24 UTC

  43. 2021 Website Design Trends

    2020-09-28 13:56:00 UTC

    How is web design going to look like next year? Here's our take on 2021 website design trends based on our research and experience.
  44. Exhibition legacy project supports over 75 North East SMEs

    2019-11-30 12:20:48 UTC

    A legacy project born out of the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) has directly supported 78, and engaged with over 150, North East SMEs and brokered valuable relationships and collaborations with other businesses and research institutions throughout the region. The two-year GX Project was developed to draw on and build a legacy from the […]

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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Katharine-Paterson-of-So-To-Company-c-TyneSight-Photography-1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>A legacy project born out of the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) has directly supported 78, and engaged with over 150, North East SMEs and brokered valuable relationships and collaborations with other businesses and research institutions throughout the region.</p> <p>The two-year GX Project was developed to draw on and build a legacy from the networks and innovations created and explored during GEOTN. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the project was led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, working in partnership with Innovation Super Network and Newcastle City Council. It has facilitated joint-working for North East SMEs and scale-ups to realise and harness their innovation potential and capacity.</p> <p>Over £160,000 of grants were also awarded to a total of 27 NELEP based SMEs, which in turn leveraged a commitment for a further £175,000 of private sector investment through match funding. Grants have been used to help companies realise their potential, supporting the progression of new products and services.</p> <p>The success of the GX Project was celebrated during an event last week at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. Over 140 representatives from the North East business community were in attendance as companies involved in the project shared their stories through innovation lightning talks, Q&amp;As and presentations. These included digital design agency MAADIGITAL, Siemens, cot designer So To and drone software company DroneOps.</p> <p>Carol Bell, Director of Major Events and Festivals at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “Gathering everyone together was a great opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of the GX Project. The project has facilitated impressive collaboration between SMEs, private sector businesses and research institutions, and those involved will continue to see benefits moving forward. Innovation is key to the success of any business but it can sometimes be difficult to balance current operations with future innovation.”</p> <p>The 24-month project is due to finish in December, although there is a possibility that it could be extended if additional funding is secured.</p> <p>Carol added: “The GX Project has provided us with brilliant examples of collaboration within the region and we are hopeful that we can secure additional funding from the ERDF for another year.”</p> <p><strong>Case studies </strong></p> <p>Newcastle-based <strong>MAADIGITAL</strong> specialises in the creation of and definition of mobile apps, augmented reality, 3d animation and video production. The company have had extensive involvement with the GX Project, participating in two innovation challenges and being part of a GX Collaborate Project with Teesside University. MAADIGITAL was also successful in securing work with Siemens Energy through the GX funded Siemens Innovation Challenge in June this year.</p> <p>MAADIGITAL Managing Director Colin Kelly commented: “We’ve secured work through this process and we’ve built an excellent working relationship with Siemens which may result in further work. GX has helped our company to move into a new sector, add a prestigious client and expand our portfolio, presenting a number of opportunities for future growth and development.”</p> <p>Another exhibitor on the day was <strong>So To Company Ltd</strong> &#8211; developer of a new and innovative product, Karekot, which aims to provide a safer, soft-sided cot bed. Founder and Director Katharine Paterson was inspired to develop Karekot following the experiences of her young daughter with a traditional wooden-barred cot. So To secured a GX Grant which supported the final stages and refinement of product design and the development of a new high-quality product prototype.</p> <p>Katharine said: “Despite retailer interest, it has been difficult to secure funding to move the product from an idea and an initial rudimentary prototype. The GX Grant has helped us to redesign Karekot in light of market research and select the appropriate textiles and materials for the product to ensure it is fit for market.</p> <p>“GX has helped me to make significant steps forward which will hopefully enable Karekot to get to market sooner, enabling babies to sleep more safely and soundly, which is what the product is all about.”</p> <p>GX Collaborate funding enabled Gateshead-based <strong>DroneOps</strong> to work with Northumbria University on R&amp;D relating to the use of drones as a flying platform carrying ground penetrating radars. The technology has the potential to dramatically improve the efficiency and safety of landmine detection processes in a number of ways. DroneOps was already involved with the Army Warfighting Experiment and GX Collaborate helped to de-risk the proposition for potential future investors.</p> <p>Dominic Kelly, Director at DroneOps, said: “GX Collaborate has acted as a springboard for us to tap into university expertise, it gave us proof of concept and we now have robust evidence to enable us to demonstrate the technology, how it saves time, reduces cost and removes the need for personnel to analyse the images produced.”</p> <p>For more information about the GX Project and see the full insight report visit &nbsp;<a href="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GX_Project_Report_FinalProof.pdf">https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GX_Project_Report_FinalProof.pdf</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/exhibition-legacy-project-supports-over-75-north-east-smes/">Exhibition legacy project supports over 75 North East SMEs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  45. GX Collaborate project develops new cutting-edge app for events

    2019-07-23 13:51:21 UTC

    A GX collaboration between Newcastle software house Nebula Labs and Teesside University has resulted in the launch of an innovative events app that uses the latest Augmented Reality (AR). Nebula Labs had already built a successful app used in major regional events such as Newcastle Startup Week and Newcastle’s International Film Festival. The team were […]

    The post GX Collaborate project develops new cutting-edge app for events appeared first on Get North!.

    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Teesside-case-study-pic-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Teesside-case-study-pic-150x150.jpg 150w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Teesside-case-study-pic-1000x1000.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <p>A GX collaboration between Newcastle software house Nebula Labs and Teesside University has resulted in the launch of an innovative events app that uses the latest Augmented Reality (AR).</p> <p>Nebula Labs had already built a successful app used in major regional events such as Newcastle Startup Week and Newcastle’s International Film Festival. The team were keen to explore using cutting edge technology to develop the app further and be able to offer an even more innovative tool for event organisers and visitors.</p> <p><strong>Dylan McKee, Nebula Labs Co-founder</strong> explains, “The project was for SMEs wanting to collaborate with a research organisation to develop a new product or process. We were keen to develop our already popular events app, to use cutting edge AR to give an even more interactive and exciting user experience. </p> <p>“Teesside University identified a student and supervisory team who could help us realise this. We now have the events app built natively using Swift and Apple&#8217;s latest ARKit 3 technology that and can licence it out to events anywhere. It complements our Android offering so we now have a native app on both platforms, allowing any of our customers, attendees and delegates to utilise the functionality it has to offer. The new innovations in the app will allow visitors to navigate between and around venues immersively, allowing exclusive content and award based interaction to be unlocked as the user visits more venues around the event, in a gamified fashion.</p> <p>“It has been very exciting and a really positive experience collaborating with Teesside University. Our thanks go to Sam Nessam and the team of academics, including Darren Abbott and Martin Kane, from their School of Computing &amp; Digital Technologies who also provided support to help us innovate in this way.”<br> <br> </p> <p>Teesside University’s Head of Knowledge Exchange stated “The GX project has been a great way to support SMEs in the North East area with their innovation projects. We’re looking forward to seeing Nebula take this AR enhanced app to the events market”. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/gx-collaborate-project-develops-new-cutting-edge-app-for-events/">GX Collaborate project develops new cutting-edge app for events</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  46. 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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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NewcastleGateshead-Quayside-Fireworks-credit-graeme-peacock-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Great Exhibition of the North 2018 on NewcastleGateshead Quayside" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /><p class="intro">A full evaluation of the Great Exhibition of the North has been released to the public in celebration of its success.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Results show that the Exhibition exceeded its targets which were based around three key themes: audience, pride and perceptions.</p> <ul> <li> <h4><strong>Audience:</strong> Smashing its target of three million, the Exhibition attracted visits of 3.8 million across 300 events, performances, installations and activities spanning 80 days.</h4> </li> <li> <h4><strong>Pride:</strong> 85% of local residents said they felt proud to have the Exhibition in NewcastleGateshead</h4> </li> <li> <h4><strong>Perceptions:</strong> 84% of visitors said they would recommend NewcastleGateshead to friends and relatives, and 90% felt that the Exhibition had changed perceptions.</h4> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive of the Exhibition’s lead delivery partner, NewcastleGateshead Initiative</strong>, said:</p> <p>“Seeing the final evaluation has provided us with much to celebrate and we’re delighted with the results.</p> <p>“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.</p> <p>“And seeing ‘<em>Inspired By</em>’ events such as the eight-week ‘Great Northumberland’ project take off has shown just how far-reaching the programme has been.</p> <p>“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.”</p> <p><strong>Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism said:</strong></p> <p>“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.</p> <p>“As well as the obvious tourism boost, these figures highlight real pride felt by the people of Newcastle-Gateshead at hosting the event.</p> <p>“It was an excellent celebration of the North&#8217;s creativity and I look forward to seeing how the city and region builds on the legacy of last summer.”</p> <p><strong>Gateshead Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, Councillor Angela Douglas</strong> said:</p> <p>“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.”</p> <p><strong>Cllr Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health, Newcastle City Council </strong>said: “There was a genuine positive feeling in the city this summer, and that is reflected in this report.</p> <p>“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.”</p> <p>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.</p> <h4><strong><a href="http://www.getnorth2018.com/final-evaluation">View the full evaluation report.</a></strong></h4> <h4><strong>Find out more about the <a href="http://www.GetNorth2018.com/business/gx-project"> GX funding opportunities here. </a></strong><u></u></h4> <p><strong>-ENDS-</strong></p> <p><strong>For media enquiries contact:</strong></p> <p>Lucy Nichol<br /> Head of Marketing and Communications<strong><br /> T.</strong> +44 (0)191 440 5739<br /> <strong>M.</strong> +44 (0)7771 967032<br /> <strong>E. </strong><a href="mailto:lucy.nichol@ngi.org.uk">lucy.nichol@ngi.org.uk</a></p> <p><strong>or </strong></p> <p>Finlay Magowan<br /> Media and PR Manager<br /> T: 0191 440 5777<br /> E: <a href="mailto:finlay.magowan@ngi.org.uk">finlay.magowan@ngi.org.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Notes to editors:</strong></p> <p>About the research</p> <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Read the <a href="https://getnorth2018.com/researchmethodology/"> full research methodology here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/great-exhibition-of-the-north-success-figures-go-public/">Great Exhibition of the North success figures go public</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  47. NewcastleGateshead Initiative

    2019-02-04 09:43:49 UTC

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  48. Bamburgh House

    2018-10-08 08:35:11 UTC

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  49. Proto

    2018-10-08 08:30:30 UTC

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  50. 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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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/legacy-photo-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /><p>Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw reflects on what she thinks is Great Exhibition of the North&#8217;s legacy.</p> <p class="intro">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&#8217;s impact on tourism in <a href="https://getnorth2018.com/great-exhibition-of-the-north-2018-engages-millions/">this initial findings report</a>).</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>As nearly everything was free to enjoy, we had nothing to lose by checking out what was on offer.</h4> <p>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.</p> <h4>I found myself looking up and appreciating our urban landscape much more than usual.</h4> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>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.</h4> <p>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</p> <h4>I urge everyone to continue exploring and making the most of what Northern England has to offer.</h4> <p>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?</p> <p>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.</p> <p>If you feel like you missed your chance to enjoy a <a href="https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/things-to-do/galleries-and-museums?nocache=&amp;p=5">free day out across NewcastleGateshead</a>, don’t worry, many of our family-friendly museums are free all year round and always have interesting exhibits and experiences on offer.</p> <p>The summer may be over but there are no shortage of events to enjoy across <a href="https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/">Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider North East </a>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.</p> <h3>Where to find out What&#8217;s On across the North</h3> <h4>North East</h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/">Visit Northumberland</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/e-newsletter-sign-up">NewcastleGateshead </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/">See It Do It Sunderland </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.thisisdurham.com/">This is Durham </a></li> </ul> <h4>North West</h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.visitmanchester.com/">Visit Manchester </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitliverpool.com/">Visit Liverpool</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitcheshire.com/chester">Visit Cheshire </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.golakes.co.uk/">The Lake District and Cumbria </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.discovercarlisle.co.uk/">Discover Carlisle </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/lancaster">Visit Lancashire </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitblackpool.com/">Visit Blackpool</a></li> </ul> <h4>Yorkshire</h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.yorkshire.com/">Welcome to Yorkshire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visithull.org/whatson/">Visit Hull</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitleeds.co.uk/">Visit Leeds </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/">Welcome to Sheffield </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visityork.org/">Visit York </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitbradford.com/">Visit Bradford </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/">Visit Harrogate</a></li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/the-legacy-of-great-exhibition-of-the-north/">The Legacy of Great Exhibition of the North</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  51. Durham University

    2018-09-06 16:36:40 UTC

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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Durham-Uni-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/venues/durham-university/">Durham University</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  52. 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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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/opening-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /><p>Life in Geordieland blogger, Rachel Kershaw shares her personal highlights from Great Exhibition of the North.</p> <p class="intro">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.</p> <p>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&#8217;ve added some of your comments praising Great Exhibition of the North alongside each of mine!</p> <p>These have been some of my highlights this summer.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221491" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-opening-weekend-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-opening-weekend-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-opening-weekend.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/get-north-opening-event/">Get North Opening Event</a></h4> <p>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.</p> <p>What you have said:</p> <blockquote><p>Incredible drone display by Sky Magic, so impressed by the effect and the tech. Made an already great evening incredible!</p> <p>The magic show in the sky took everyone&#8217;s breath away &#8211; fabulous!</p> <p>Amazing night &#8211; drones and fireworks outstanding</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkXAL2Fhj6q/?taken-by=getnorth2018">Instagram</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>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.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/getnorth2018/notifications/?section=activity_feed">Facebook</a></p></blockquote> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221489" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lego-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lego-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lego.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/lego-timeline-northern-innovation/"><strong>Steve Maye’s Lego Timeline of Northern Innovation</strong></a></h4> <p>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.</p> <p>What you have said:</p> <blockquote><p>Loved the Lego timeline of northern innovation by <b>Brick This</b> <s></s><b>Mining Institute</b> as part of <s></s><b>Get North 2018</b> Excellent job of replicating an Oasis album cover in Lego <a href="https://twitter.com/ashleymeerkat/status/1025385124844711938">Twitter</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>I&#8217;ve never set foot in Newcastle&#8217;s splendid <b>Mining Institute</b> before today, but <b>Get North 2018</b> 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/soult/status/1025008455076204544">Twitter </a></p></blockquote> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221486" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/City-as-Stage-_-Aeons-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/City-as-Stage-_-Aeons-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/City-as-Stage-_-Aeons.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/aeons-sound-journey-newcastle/">Aeons: A Sound Journey for Newcastle</a></h4> <p>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.</p> <p>What you have said:</p> <blockquote><p>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.<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/MsKateHolmes/status/1019944540202045440">Twitter</a></p></blockquote> <p>Well, there is SO much praise for Aeon&#8217;s that <a href="https://www.operanorth.co.uk/aeons-your-reaction/">Opera North have rounded it all up for you</a>!</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221487" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-GNM-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-GNM-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-GNM.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/which-way-north/">Which Way North at Great North Museum</a></h4> <p>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!</p> <p>What you have said:</p> <blockquote><p>This is a phenomenal exhibition!</p> <p>Really enjoyed the exhibits in the Hancock this summer. Only discovered it because of the Great North Exhibition having lived here for some time.</p> <p>Both Facebook</p></blockquote> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221490" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-mulitverse-arcade-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-mulitverse-arcade-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-mulitverse-arcade.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/multiverse-arcade/">Multiverse Arcade</a></h4> <p>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!</p> <p>What you have said:</p> <blockquote><p>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<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/debsharratt/status/1010436599639953408">Twitter</a></p></blockquote> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-221488" src="http://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-Rocket-400x112.jpg" alt="" width="1400" height="392" srcset="https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-Rocket-400x112.jpg 400w, https://28d9s823661hsg59v20uwuya-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1-Rocket.jpg 750w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px" /></p> <h4><a href="https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/return-stephensons-rocket/">It&#8217;s Rocket Science</a></h4> <p>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.</p> <p>What you have said (and a few more lovely quotes!):</p> <blockquote><p>Great exhibition and apart from seeing the Rocket&#8230; virtual journey was amazing</p> <p>Been [to Discovery Museum] today with my 6 year old grandson. He loved seeing Rocket or Stephen as he&#8217;s known in Thomasland. Accompanying exhibition is excellent too. Well worth the visit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/getnorth2018/posts/242197426273799">Both Facebook</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Thank you for facilitating so many fab things over the summer holidays which have been enjoyed by the whole family &amp; also for reminding us what an amazing city we live in!<br /> Miriam on Facebook</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>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 &amp; Phil, Horse to Hyperloop, Great North Museum, Baltic, Side, bridges at Sage. We started with Aeons. All brilliant! Could have lasted longer.<br /> Facebook</p></blockquote> <p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/your-great-exhibition-of-the-north-highlights/">Looking back at some Great Exhibition of the North highlights</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
  53. 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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    <img width="150" height="150" src="https://getnorth2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/success-headlines-lead-image-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /><p class="intro">After 80 days of Northern culture, innovative technology, live performances and unforgettable experiences<em>,</em> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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).</p> <p>Among one of the biggest draws was Robert Stephenson’s Rocket, one of Britain’s most famous feats of engineering &#8211; a 4 tonne iconic steam locomotive &#8211; with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Discovery Museum to see it for themselves.</p> <p><strong>Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Michael Ellis, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>“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&#8217;s past, present and future and I know it will leave a lasting legacy for the community and the whole Northern Powerhouse.&#8221;</p></blockquote> <p>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. <strong> </strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>“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.”</p></blockquote> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Sir Gary Verity DL, Chair of the Great Exhibition of the North, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>“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.”</p></blockquote> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Roy Davis, Get North Volunteer, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>&#8220;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!”</p></blockquote> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Councillor Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>“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.”</p></blockquote> <p>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.</p> <p>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).</p> <p><strong>Cllr Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health at Newcastle City Council, said:</strong></p> <blockquote><p>“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.</p> <p>&#8220;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.”</p></blockquote> <p>The residents of NewcastleGateshead were great ambassadors for the Exhibition with 90% saying they were proud to be the hosts.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>END </strong></p> <p>For any press enquiries, images, extra information or interview requests, please contact:</p> <p><strong>Jessica Dare, Great Exhibition of the North</strong>: 0191 440 5749 / <a href="mailto:jessica.dare@ngi.org.uk">jessica.dare@ngi.org.uk</a>                                    <strong>Fiona Morgan, Great Exhibition of the North:</strong> 0191 440 5739 / <a href="mailto:fiona.morgan@ngi.org.uk">fiona.morgan@ngi.org.uk</a></p> <p><strong><u>Notes to editors</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>For more information on Great Exhibition of the North visit: <a href="https://getnorth2018.com/">https://getnorth2018.com/</a></li> <li>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 &amp; Wear Archives &amp; 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.</li> <li>City Delivery Partners including Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Gateshead College and Newcastle United Football Club provided vital support for Great Exhibition of the North.</li> <li>Towns and cities across the North of England got involved by being part of the ‘Inspired by’ programme of events, experiences and performances.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Great Exhibition of the North is supported by Premier Partners LNER, Accenture and CISCO.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Womble Bond Dickinson, Ward Hadaway, Siemens, Port of Tyne, Virgin Money, BT, Robertson and NewSubstance are proud partners of Great Exhibition of the North.</li> <li>Newcastle Airport, Greggs plc, Go North East, Tyne &amp; Wear Metro and Northumbrian Water, Shout Digital, Stagecoach, PwC, Barbour Foundation, Northern Powergrid, HMS Calliope and Ubisoft are supporting partners.</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com/great-exhibition-of-the-north-2018-engages-millions/">Great Exhibition of the North 2018 engages millions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://getnorth2018.com">Get North!</a>.</p>
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    2018-08-08 13:17:13 UTC

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  58. Ouseburn Valley – Winged Tales 7

    2018-06-29 12:30:09 UTC

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  59. Ouseburn Valley – Winged Tales 6

    2018-06-29 12:29:01 UTC

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  60. Ouseburn Valley – Winged Tales 5

    2018-06-29 12:27:22 UTC

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