The 80-day Great Exhibition of the North is now well under way. Taking place between June 22nd to September 9th 2018 across Newcastle/Gateshead, the Exhibition is celebrating the art culture, design and innovation of the region.
It’s the biggest exhibition in England this year and free to attend. Already thousands of people from around the UK and overseas have visited the event with its diverse:-
Hosted in Newcastle/Gateshead on behalf of Northern England, this awesome event is on target to reach 3 million people. This figure includes at least 1 million visitors from different parts of the UK and abroad.
The opening ceremony was an outstanding success. Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has hailed the event:
“The North is a hotbed of creativity, with a proud history of innovators, businesses and artists that have shaped how we live today. Not only will the Exhibition showcase this incredible diversity, it will also boost tourism and deliver growth to the region. It will celebrate what makes the North such a fantastic place to live, visit, and invest in.”
Something for everyone to enjoy
Whether you have a love of the arts, design, history, technology, cutting-edge culture or vibrant street performance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With plenty to intrigue and excite people of all ages and backgrounds, if you haven’t already been, get yourself along soon.
There is a great programme of free events and shows aiming to illustrate the shape of the North of England’s past will certainly influence its future. It’s an opportunity not to be missed, Newcastle at its very best.
Millions of people will get the chance to see the best in Northern creativity and exciting live performances from artists such as Roison Murphy and the Kaiser Chiefs. They will perform live to displays of original character models of Postman Pat and a 3D Innovation Timeline of the North with iconic items made out of Lego.
Enjoy watching water fountains with jets shooting as high at Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge. Among the many attractions to see there’s John Lennon’s piano and George Stephenson’s Rocket Locomotion. In the Exhibition’s programme of free events and shows is the astronaut Helen Sherman’s spacesuit as well as the use of graphene in modern lighting. Other highlights include a new solo exhibition from the Turner prize winner Lubaina Himid and works from the renowned sculptor Antony Gormley.
Showcasing the city
The event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent the North of England produces while at the same time, boosting the economy. Backed with more than £5m of Government money, the festival has also received investment from:-
- Corporate sponsors
- EU regional development funds
More appealing for tenants
The Great Exhibition of the North is boosting exposure, visitor numbers and the economy of Newcastle. For tenants and potential tenants across the city, this major event has made Newcastle even more appealing.
Families, professionals and young workers in the city can enjoy this fabulous exhibition right on their doorstep. The occasion is already highlighting the diversity of the region and showing why Newcastle is a great place to live in.
Boosting the economy
As the global future of Britain is set to change, the Great Exhibition of the North is proving to be very successful. Economy experts are forecasting that the event is going to provide a £120m boost to the area during the 80 days it runs, what could be better for the city? Likewise, the exhibition is great news for landlords who are experiencing higher yields on their buy-to-let property investments.
Check out the stunning opening ceremony here.