Great North Festival (GNF)

See our report of our activities in 2013:  ‘PREPARING FOR AN EXPO …’ :  PREPARING FOR AN EXPO…

For a news item on the GNF debate held in Berwick upon Tweed in October last year, debating the effect of the Scottish Referendum on the North East, go to News.

For some videos of the debates, follow the link:  http://vimeo.com/thegreatdebate/videos

A short film of the year’s events, also called PREPARING FOR AN EXPO is on this website: see ‘Festival’ menu, and then ‘Film’.

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 

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GNF – New Focus

August 20, 2014

GNF now has an updated focus:  concern and action for the young unemployed of our region. The company has decided on three immediate tasks: Updating the company’s database Implementing our clearer focus hearing about the ‘Citizens UK’ progress in the North East. GNF plans to publish a quarterly information sheet on innovation and the development... Read More