Great North Festival (GNF)

GNF’s Third Newsletter was published shortly after August 10th, 2015; to receive a copy by email, go to ‘Contact us’.  

The first Newsletter can be reached by going to the News page, and click on ‘Great North Festival Newsletter.’      

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)

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. 

In the light of our recent AGM, we are planning to link together as many organizations concerned for the future of the North East.  Information will become available here on our website as the summer and autumn progresses.

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

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September 16, 2015

GNF’s third newsletter features an article about the Howden Treatment Plant, the fascinating process by which gas, fertiliser and clean water is extracted from the sewage and waste of the region.   Subscribe today. Read More