The Hertz office at Newcastle Airport and the Newcastle Van Supersite are to be revamped in 2014, along with many others across Europe and the world. The will be part of a worldwide remodelling operation that has seen flagship stores at Paris Saint Ferdinand and Frankfurt Airport in Europe, as well Hertz’s UK flagship store at Marble Arch in London.
Beginning with the Great North Run this coming weekend, there will be a great range of events and festivals taking place in Newcastle this autumn and winter, including Juice and BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking. We also look ahead to 2013, and highlight the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham, and the British Science Festival which will be hosted by Newcastle.
Northumberland, Newcastle-Gateshead and the Scottish Borders are a part of the U.K. offering a respite from traffic jams, crowds and just too many people. This is a part of the world where it is easy to get away from it all. Access to the coast is easy, there are outdoor pursuits, culture, wide open spaces and fresh air. No wonder the people who live hear often call it God’s own country.
The food and drink producers from across North East England will come together later this month to show off their talents to buyers. They will gather at the Top Quality Local Produce 2012 at the Marriott hotel Gateshead on February 29.
The branding which has been used for almost a decade to promote the North East of England across the UK and around the world has been bought by the NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI). The organisation bought the logo, branding and domain name of the Passionate People Passionate Places campaign for £2,500 on behalf of other tourism partners across the North East.
Want to make Valentine’s Day very special this year? Then why not put on the costume of your favourite celebrity couple and enjoy a skate around the rink at Life’s ice rink in Newcastle. There will be loads of prizes for couples who get into the dress-up spirit.
Parts of the final dinner many of the 2,200 passengers and crew aboard the Titanic were ever to eat will form the centrepiece of the special Titanic Centenary Banquet at Newcastle’s Centre for Life in Times Square. It is set for April 14 this year – 100 years after the fateful disaster. It was at 11.40pm on April 14, 1912 that RMS Titanic hit an iceberg four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
The Come On In events are being held for galleries and museums in Tyne and Wear for disabled and deaf children and adults and are set to occur in March, 2012. They are free to attend. They include the options of BSL interpreters and free guided tours and transport for those who find using public transport difficult.
Newcastle’s Centre of Life has appointed Helen Schell as its very first Maker in Residence. In this role Helen, who is an artist, will use her skills to help bring science to live. She will also manage a ‘make it’ area where visitors will be encouraged to bring creativity to the forefront.
A painting of the River Tyne by artist Stephen Hannock will be on show at the Laing Art Gallery from January 21. Owned by Sting, the painting is called Northern City Renaissance, Newcastle, was commissioned by the musician and shows the River Tyne and the quayside at Gateshead.
Aardman’s senior model maker Jim Parkyn will be at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on January 21 to host a model making workshop. This will give people a chance learn tricks of the trade from one of the masters. Jim is a model maker with Aardman, which produces The Wallace and Gromit programs and films.
A real ice rink opens to the public on November 12 at in Newcastle. The rink is at the Life Centre and more than 80,000 visitors are expected use the rink before it closes in February next year. Called Skating@Life, the the rink is now a key part of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative Winter Festival.