Great North Festival (GNF)

As part of GNF’s preparation for the Great North Exhibition – see third paragraph – our AGM on Saturday May 27th is to be a conference on what makes the North East tick – what are its underlying values, why is it such a resilient area, why does so much innovation and creativity happen  To book, click on ‘Looking to the Future’ in the box to the right, or go to the Events page and sign up to come.  It will be at the Newcastle University Student Union Building, 10am to 2pm.

Newsletter No. 9 is now published.  Sign up for it on our ‘Contact’ page or alternatively read here on line. 

Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, announced on Tuesday October 11th, that Newcastle and Gateshead are to host a GREAT NORTH EXHIBITION in June until September 2018.   GNF  hopes that this exhibition will realize its dream of an expo to celebrate innovation and discover hope.  More detail is in our newsletter (No. 8).  Read on line.

Speaking to GNF, Sarah Munro said that the purpose of the exhibition is ‘to enhance the visible profile of the North’.  We hope it will ‘really change perceptions of the North.’  GNF has been advocating such a festival since 2011 and is delighted it is to happen.     

Earlier Newsletters can be reached by going to the News page; click on ‘Great North Festival Newsletter.’      

For ‘David’s Blog’ Go to ‘News’ – p2.

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.

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)


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Newsletter 9

February 16, 2017

Our newsletter focuses on Sunderland Software Centre – and includes information about our coming AGM and Conference – May 27th, 2017 at Newcastle University Students’ Union Building.  Read more     Read More