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Carol Bell OBE

Carol Bell receives an OBE

We’re delighted to share the news that our very own Carol Bell, Director, Major Events and Festivals has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with an OBE. The award acknowledges Carol’s significant contribution to the bidding for, and delivery of, the Great Exhibition of the North, as well...

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GX project unites SMEs with academia

Our GX project team have confirmed 16 new ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) who have been successful in securing funds through the programme to access university expertise and drive forward ground-breaking projects. Collaborate is the research and development strand of GX, a two-year business...

#UnlikeNEwhere launches today

Today we officially launched #UnlikeNEwhere a new free, independent digital video content platform. The platform has been developed by Three Motion Media and is sponsored by, and created in partnership with, our team at NGI. Powered by leading Tyneside video production and animation agency, Three Motion Media, #UnlikeNEwhere will delivejudger a...

Be a Part of the fun – volunteers needed for the Cricket World Cup

Volunteers are needed for activation in Newcastle City Centre 21 & 22 June 2019 After the recent successful Newcastle Finals Rugby, and with World Transplant Games rapidly approaching this summer, we are cementing our status a a sports loving city and turning our attention to all things Cricket!  NewcastleGateshead...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week took place from 13-19 May 2019 and at NewcastleGateshead Initiative we hosted a range of initiatives to engage staff in healthy conversations about mental well-being. At the start of the week we invited our staff to take part in a mindful walk along the quayside,...

May Partnership Update

Business Leaders’ Briefing The start of May saw the second partnership event of the year. We held a Business Leaders’ Briefing at Newcastle University for representatives of our gold and silver partners, on the topic of the ‘ageing economy’. As with our Partner Update Meeting in February, this event...

Four local heroes added to the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Walk of Fame

The heroes, nominated by people in Tyneside, had their names cast in bronze plaques which will be fixed in place permanently by the River Tyne. Their names were revealed at a special ceremony in Newcastle’s historic Guildhall on Monday 13 May. The nominees were: Kaylee Davidson-Olley, Britain’s longest surviving...

App launched for European Rugby Finals weekend

A new app has been launched to help tens of thousands of rugby fans heading to Newcastle for the European Rugby Finals. The Newcastle 2019 app has been specially designed to improve fan experience and will provide practical information about the city, fan activations and St James’ Park. Taking...

Tyne Bridge Zip Wire announced for European Rugby Finals weekend

,Rugby fans from across Europe will have the chance to zip wire from the Tyne Bridge during the European Rugby Finals weekend. The zip wire, which is the longest ever from the Tyne Bridge, will be open from 3pm on Thursday 9 May through to 7pm on Saturday 11...

Details of Champions Rugby Village announced for biggest weekend in rugby

The biggest weekend in rugby is just two weeks away and for the big weekend our famed Quayside will be transformed into a festival-like fan village for people to watch the games and make the most of the party atmosphere. St James’ Park is hosting the finals of the...

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