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November Club launch £5000 artists bursary

November Club launches £5000 artists’ bursary

An Invitation to dreamers: November Club launch £5000 bursary in memory of Maurice W.H. O’ Connell November Club re-launches a one-off artists’ bursary worth £5,000 in memory of Maurice W. H. O’Connell, aka The Lord of Misrule and the Abbott of Unreason. The bursary was originally launched at the...

Newcastle launches a Citylife line for SMEs

Newcastle City Council will provide much-needed business support for SMEs impacted by COVID-19. Citylife Business Support is a brand-new service that will support small and medium businesses to sustain, recover and safeguard jobs.  This will support the city’s wider economic recovery plan and is one of six projects that...

‘Know Before You Go’ when heading out this weekend

Residents urged to do their research as restaurants and pubs reopen Tourism bosses in NewcastleGateshead are looking forward to welcoming people back to restaurants, bars and attractions this weekend but are asking the public to plan ahead and act responsibly. Destination marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, alongside Gateshead Council and...

National Innovation Centre for Ageing partners with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving in the UK

Based on Newcastle Helix, The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers. By bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and intelligence, they have been able to bring a new product to the UK market...

Life appoints new Chair, creating its first all-women leadership team

The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne has appointed Fiona Cruickshank as Chair of its Board. The announcement follows a Board of Trustees meeting held last Friday , where the appointment was ratified. Fiona joins Life’s Chief Executive, Linda Conlon, and its five Directors to form...

Further support to help the city recover from the impact of COVID-19

Newcastle City Council has announced a further £1.5 million package of support measures to help employment, businesses and local communities in the city. Funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s COVID-19 Capacity Fund, the council has developed a programme of support to help businesses, voluntary and community organisations...

New industry standard launched for tourism sector

A new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark has been launched to provide confidence in the tourism sector as it works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme is being operated by national tourism agency VisitEngland with the support of local destination marketing organisations. The free to join...

Help on tap: How the North East is leading a mobile revolution in volunteering

Older adults in Newcastle are set to benefit from an innovative volunteering app being piloted in the region with the help of two leading North East organisations. In a UK first, the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and Newcastle Building Society have teamed up with a tech for good...

Plans for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle’s 24-acre urban innovation district

A new hotel will mark another investment milestone for Newcastle Helix. An urban space that brings people and businesses together, this investment will further enhance its living, leisure, and business offer. This £18m scheme has been brought forward by international developer, Vastint Hospitality who invest in major business locations...

Europe’s largest geography conference heads for NewcastleGateshead

Geographers from around the world will be coming together in NewcastleGateshead for The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in 2022. The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022 will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022. The conference usually attracts just...

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