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NGI partnership update

With the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) opening at the end of June we’ve had a busy couple of months for partner events. At the start of June we held our Partner Update (for all partners) at the Northern Design Centre. We were joined by representatives from over...

Mining Institute saved with National Lottery grant

The Mining Institute and Common Room have been successful in securing £4.1m of a total £8.6m in National Lottery grants which will preserve UK’s industrial heritage Projects focussing on the industrial heritage of cities and towns across England and Wales have been awarded National Lottery funding to support the...

Converge Summer Social

Networking, drinks and nibbles in the heart of Newcastle. The Converge Summer Social is the final event before the summer break in August. Along with a welcoming, relaxing networking experience, you’ll also be treated to drinks and nibbles. Our Socials are extremely popular events and a great way to...

Families challenged to take on Robots Activity Trail this summer at Life

Families are invited to explore an activity trail through Life Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now this summer holidays as part of an action-packed day at the visitor attraction. Filled with quizzes, games and activities, the Robots Activity Trail helps younger visitors to get as much...

Former office building sold for over £1.7 million

A new student accommodation scheme will be created in Newcastle city centre following the sale of a former office building for more than £1.7 million. Acting for York-based development company S Harrison, Newcastle property consultants Walton Robinson secured the sale of 4-6 North Street East to The High Street...

Sir John Major announced as the speaker for the annual The South Shields Lecture 2018

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major in conversation with David Miliband Friday, 28 September 2018. David Miliband has announced that the 2018 South Shields Lecture will be delivered by former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, who served as Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997....

Emerging talent at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Some of the region’s best young musical talent will perform at a special event at Tynemouth’s Surf Café this July. The Mouth of the Tyne Festival has teamed up with BBC Introducing to host a one-off concert at the venue, recently voted the best independent venue in the region....

Guide to North Shields to help keep local economy in ship-shape condition

A new handy guide to North Shields has been produced to help keep the local economy in ‘ship-shape’ condition. A new handy guide to North Shields has been produced to help keep the local economy in ‘ship-shape’ condition. The North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce has joined forces...

Medieval features uncovered at historic County Durham castle

Medieval mysteries, hidden beneath the grounds of a 900-year-old County Durham castle, have been uncovered during a major archaeological excavation. More than 90 archaeologists, students and volunteers from Durham University and The Auckland Project have spent the past month peeling back the centuries at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland as...

Ships Ahoy! All-star Peter Pan cast are Sunderland bound!

OH BUOY! All-star cast to set sail to Sunderland Empire for this year’s swashbuckling pantomime, PETER PAN, 14 December 2018 – 6 January 2019! Boos at the ready as award winning actor Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks, Eastenders, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) is set to take on...

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