Great North Festival (GNF)

Our film of the events we organized during 2013 is now embedded: go to the ‘Festival’ menu, and then ‘Film’.    It is called PREPARING FOR AN EXPO.

Now that Scotland has voted ‘No’ in the recent referendum, it is interesting to see what happened in the GNF debate held in Berwick upon Tweed in October 2013.  Our emphasis on the effects the referendum might have on the North East, but it raised a number of issues which proved to be right.   The criticisms then of the negative tone of the ‘Better Together’ campaign have proved prophetic.  See under News, the section referring to ‘Andorra’.

For further background to our proposals, see the Festival Menu,  ‘Background to GNF’ for the original letter floating the idea and ‘Ignite’ for the ‘Ignite’ article – written for the the British Science Association Festival (BSAF – Sept 7-12, 2013)

Look also at the Video of the re-enactment of William Armstrong’s ‘Admirable Speech, which he gave to the 1863 festival in Newcastle – 150 years ago.   http://www.williamarmstrong.info 

For our link organization, ‘The Great Debate’ and the debates it organises see the ‘Partners and Sponsors’ page.

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GNF – New Focus

October 20, 2014

GNF’ hopes to work with other North East organizations in our campaigns to revive the creative and innovative spirit of the region.  GNF’s special focus is concern and action for the young unemployed of our region.   Our first uarterly information sheet and newsletter is to be published on November 5th, 2014. Read More