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The art of summer time catering

Corporate events are in the frame at the North East’s leading art gallery, which has unveiled two special summer packages for businesses. Newcastle’s The Laing Art Gallery is home to an internationally important collection of British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware. And, along with exhibitions, curator talks...

University incubator helps create tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is developing a purpose-built incubator hub to support its flourishing community of student and graduate start-ups – and is urging business partners to offer mentoring and financial backing. Innovation Northumbria: Incubator will open in October as a pre-accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurs. Located next to the University’s...

‘Bigg Ideas’ on show at new exhibition

One of Newcastle city centre’s most iconic locations is the inspiration behind a new exhibition of work by Northumbria University students, launching next week. The Bigg Market dates back to the Middle Ages and is currently undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration project, with support from the National Lottery Heritage...

Tipsy tea with a twist in Newcastle

A Newcastle pastry chef is pairing up with North East gin distillers to launch a new concept –tipsy afternoon tea with a twist. Cal Byerley, head pastry chef at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle is set to prepare a special afternoon tea with sweet treats that perfectly complement the botanicals...

County Durham Apprentice Takes Home National Award

A County Durham apprentice has taken the top spot at a prestigious international awards ceremony. Rebecca Elliott from Binchester was named Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Training Provider awards. She joined The Auckland Project, as a Business Administration Apprentice in 2016, aged...

Get set for open top bus fun with the new NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour sightseeing bus from Go North East

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is launching its NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour open-top sightseeing bus service on Saturday 29 June ready for summer time. The new hop-on hop-off city tour bus will run every weekend from Saturday 29 June until Saturday 20 July, and then run every...

Bradley bestowed honourary RNS title at the end of 60th anniversary season

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s much-loved violinist Bradley Creswick was awarded an honorary title at his last concert as Leader of the orchestra in June 2019. Since joining the orchestra in 1984 Bradley has become a firm favourite with audiences, bringing a unique energy, warmth and animation to performances. His rendition...

Something for everyone in Sage Gateshead’s new classical season

A bumper, new classical season packed with popular music and film scores, alongside classical greats goes on sale at Sage Gateshead this weekend. E.T. (December 1) and The Snowman (December 22 – 24) will all be shown on a large HD screen while Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) play the...

Food bank donation box arrives at Intu MetroCentre

As part of its pledge to support Gateshead Foodbank and Newcastle West End Foodbank in 2019, intu Metrocentre has officially opened its food bank donation box. The initiative, which is part of intu Metrocentre’s 2019 Charity of the Year campaign, encourages shoppers to donate food items from a list...

Smart City - Margot James visit

Ministerial visit reinforces Newcastle’s status as Smart City of the Year

Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, enjoyed a preview tour of Newcastle’s highly anticipated Catalyst Building on Friday 5 July, during her visit to the Smart City of the Year. Set to open in Spring 2020, Catalyst will be home to the National Innovation Centres of...

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