Great North Festival (GNF)

Sarah Munro, the recently appointed director of the Baltic, announced  – on the Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme on Tuesday October 11th – that there is to be a festival  in the North East to celebrate innovation. It will be in 2018, financed by money from the government.  GNF has been advocating such a festival since 2011 and is delighted it is to happen.     

GNF has now published seven newsletters highlighting innovations and a blog.  The next one will be published at the end of November.  To read the current one go to ‘Latest News’ (bottom right), click on ‘Read More’ 

To receive a copy of our Newsletters 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.’      

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)

In the light of our 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 1, 2016

Our summer newsletter has a main article about drones in the North East, highlighting a firm based in Barnard Castle. David’s diary has now become his blog, covering the events of the summer, the referendum vote in particular noted.   Read more Read More