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Our Top Event Picks For The Great Exhibition Of The North!

Thousands are expected to be in and around Newcastle and Gateshead, with 80 days of events and activities.

Tomorrow, 22nd June 2018.

1pm: Officially open. Launching with the sound of Teesdale-based artist Steve Messam’s Whistle which will resound across the city, our Great Exhibition of the North trails and venues will be officially open for you to start exploring. Experience for the very first time each of the three hub venues, all 30 locations along the trails and pop-up events. Venues will remain open until dusk falls.

10pm, Maximo Park will perform on a boat along the River Tyne. However, the evening is fully booked and is a ticketed event.

We will be sharing activities and events on our social media, and website.

Dunston/Gateshead Community’ Manager’s Picks

Here’s a few of our Manager’s Event picks!

Aeons: a Sound Journey for
Friday 22 June – Friday 7 September
Monday – Saturday
10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Starting Point: Newcastle side
Glass Box
Finishing Point:Redheugh Bridge
Created by Martin Green, Sheffield, for
Opera North, Leeds

Disappear into a sound adventure along the banks of the River Tyne discovering a world of music that responds to your surroundings. with music from the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, accordion wizard Martin Green, and singer Becky Unthank. Collect your headphones from the Newcastle side of the Gateshead bridge and let the river be your guide.

This is a free, ticketed event and booking is essential. Visit website for details.


Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June
Where: Performance Square,
Sage Gateshead
Created by Invisible Flock, Leeds

A playful piece capturing the North’s passion for football and turning it into a large-scale sonic artwork that spills
on to the streets. Performances include recordings from fans experiencing Newcastle United’s 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town at St James’ Park and Premier League Champions Manchester City’s final match of the season at the Ethiad Stadium.

There will be two performances an hour – check website for details.

Idea of North

Friday 11 May –
Sunday 30 September                                                                                                                                                                 Where: BALTIC Contemporary Art

Explore Northern imagination and identity with this celebration of architecture, photography, music, design and culture. From within a series of pavilions and architectural constructions spanning BALTIC’s vast Level 4, you’ll discover some of the reasons the North has earned its global reputation for resilience and resurgence.

Artists include: Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, David Blandy and Larry Archiampong, Chris Killip and Matt Stokes.


Friday 22 June – Premiere (free, ticketed)
Saturday 4 August – Sunday 2 September                                                                                                                           Where: Sage Gateshead

Settle down to enjoy this magical tale following the journey of a man, a dog and their small fishing boat on the River Tyne. Will the characters overcome a series of challenges as they navigate the waters and seven bridges of the Tyne?
Drop into the Bridges Family Zone and explore the musical inspiration behind the film. This brand new animated adventure is created by Ed Carter, Katie Simmons and NOVAK with music recorded by Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Little Inventors North 2030

Discovery Museum
Created by Little Inventors, Sunderland

Little Inventors asked children from across the North to imagine their lives in the year 2030 and come up with ingenious inventions! Their inventions have been brought to life by local makers and showcased at Discovery
Museum. The results of other Little Inventors challenges worldwide will also be on display. It’s Rocket Science Discovery Museum Stephenson’s iconic locomotive, Rocket,will come home to Newcastle, on loan
to Discovery Museum. Find out how this historic engine’s ground-breaking design heralded the birth of passenger railways and celebrate the North’s world-famous industrial heritage. For a close-up view pre-booking is essential.

Visit website for details. Loaned from The Science Museum Group.

LEGO ® Timeline of Northern

Where: The Mining Institute
Created by Steve Mayes, North Shields

Discover what the North of England has done for the world, through the medium of LEGO® See how many innovations you recognise in the 3D timeline and add to the story in the maker space by creating your own models.

** We’ll have much more to share so keep checking back! **

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