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EAT! Newcastle Gateshead – Festival of adventures in food and drink

EAT! Newcastle Gateshead – Festival of adventures in food and drink

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

EAT! NewcastleGateshead offers a fantastic range of foods and drink this summer, with chefs cooking meals in dramatic, unusual outdoor locations! As well, look for the return of Cake City and the secret Speakeasy, all in August and September.

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NewcastleGateshead launches Twitter-powered map Geordieland

NewcastleGateshead launches Twitter-powered map Geordieland

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A fabulous new tourism and destinations map, powered by Twitter, is now available to show everyone the attractions of NewcastleGateshead. Called Geordieland, it goes live on Monday May 20 and will inspire visitors and locals to explore all the great city has to offer.

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The science behind NewcastleGateshead in 2013

The science behind NewcastleGateshead in 2013

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

NewcastleGateshead will host the UK’s biggest annual science event in September 2013, the British Science Festival – bringing innovation and creativity together in one of UK’s stand-out cultural destinations. It welcomes hundreds of the UK’s top scientists in a programme that offers everything from lectures, debates and hands-on activity for schools and families, to comedy and theatre.

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NewcastleGateshead welcomes Chinese Year of the Snake

NewcastleGateshead welcomes Chinese Year of the Snake

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fantastic celebrations will take place on Feb. 10 in NewcastleGateshead as the community begins celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year. 2013 is the Year of the Snake. The day will be a free day of events for all the family. The chinese lion will perform colour street dances and pass through the arch at Chinatown.

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Gateshead’s Enchanted Parks returns for seventh successive year

Gateshead’s Enchanted Parks returns for seventh successive year

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you enjoy beautiful winter evenings, visual art, bright lights, sculpture and performance? If so, then you will love Enchanted Parks. This is a NewcastleGateshead Initiative that will see parks transformed with creativity in preparation for the festive season.

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Newcastle Life Science Centre events for November

Newcastle Life Science Centre events for November

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are lots of interesting and exciting events taking place at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, including skating beginning on November 12, as well as a Live Skies event on November 3.

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Laing Art Gallery Newcastle features Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton

Laing Art Gallery Newcastle features Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

An exhibition marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will feature Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II taken by renowned portrait and fashion photographer Cecil Beaton. They can be seen at the Laing Gallery, Newcastle. The exhibition highlights the V&A’s collection of royal photography and includes photos, film clips and excerpts from Beaton’s letters.

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Newcastle photographic exhibition Futureland Now at the Laing Art Gallery

Newcastle photographic exhibition Futureland Now at the Laing Art Gallery

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new exhibition called Futureland Now will explore key issues in British society. The photographic exhibition that explore an age of uncertainty in Britain. It will feature works by photographers John Kippin and Chris Wainwright.

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Newcastle’s Life Science Centre home to exotic animals in September

Newcastle’s Life Science Centre home to exotic animals in September

Other posts by  |  September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Get set to see some strange and wonderful exotic animals at the Centre for Life in Newcastle this month. Animals are coming from across the region, including a ferret with its own Facebook page, tortoises, owls, rats, rabbits and all kinds of insects.

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Newcastle hosts UK Urban Games and Arts Festival in August

Newcastle hosts UK Urban Games and Arts Festival in August

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The capital of the North East of England will host the largest urban sports and arts festival in the region in August. The Urban Games 2012 will arrive in Newcastle upon Tyne on August 17 and run until the 19. The city will become an outdoor playground for street dancing, skateboarding, Parkour, rap, MC’ing and all kinds of urban sports and arts.

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Seven Sights to See When Visiting Newcastle

Seven Sights to See When Visiting Newcastle

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Explore the highlights of Newcastle Gateshead and find a cheap flight on cheapflights.co.uk Find accommodation in Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne is one of the jewels of the North and has a rich history that stretches back as far Roman times, when the town was called Pons Aelius. Modern Newcastle has much to offer visitors, from […]

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Sleeperz Hotel, Newcastle, wins architectural award

Sleeperz Hotel, Newcastle, wins architectural award

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Newcastle upon Tyne’s Sleeperz Hotel in North East England is celebrating after winning a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The 98-bedroom premium budget hotel near Newcastle Central Station – was recognised by judges for architectural excellence at the RIBA Hadrian Awards in Leeds last night. The hotel joins a list […]

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Bear Grylls visits HMS Calliope

Bear Grylls visits HMS Calliope

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bear Grylls made a visit to HMS Calliope on Friday while in Tyneside. HMS Calliope is next to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and is the principal Royal Naval Reserve training unit for the North East of England, and home base for around 100 naval reservists. Angela Carrington, a director with The Bigger Picture, kindly shared these […]

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Escape the rain: come to North East England, driest part of the UK

Escape the rain: come to North East England, driest part of the UK

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland and the East Coast of England are the driest part of the U.K., thanks the the protection of the Pennines. If you are tired of our very wet spring, enjoy a break from the rain in the North East of England.

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Calling all bakers – your country needs you!

Calling all bakers – your country needs you!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Budding North East bakers are being called on to help make an edible map of the UK for the London 2012 Festival. Cakebook Briitain will take place in Gateshead’s Saltwell Park on July 15 as part of the wider NewcastleGateshead Eat! Festival taking place between July 13-29, 2012.

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All the Toon’s a stage this summer

All the Toon’s a stage this summer

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Newcastle’s Grade I listed Theatre Royal Newcastle celebrates its 175th birthday this year, and so the destination’s venues will join forces to host the World Shakespeare Festival. The festival will be part of a packed summer of celebratory events.

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Tyneside could hold key to unlocking economic growth

Tyneside could hold key to unlocking economic growth

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

More than 150 delegates from 15 countries will arrive on Tyneside next week to attend an international conference on how to promote economic growth.
The experts will discuss the findings of the latest report by the OECD on how regions – large and small, deprived and prosperous – can create growth at a time when the UK and much of Europe is struggling with debts and austerity.

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