Great North Festival (GNF)

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.

GNF’s newsletter (No. 8) is now published with more detailed information about the exhibition and what it hopes to achieve.  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.     

GNF has now published eight newsletters highlighting innovations and a blog.  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)


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Newsletter 8

November 12, 2016

We highlight the recent news that Newcastle and Gateshead are to host a Great North Exhibition in June 2018.  Read more Read More