Get North for 2018's Great Exhibition of the North

With only one year to go until the Great Exhibition of the North 2018, now’s the time to get involved, register for updates and join the conversation with #getnorth2018. The exhibition will take place from 22 June – September 2018 in Newcastle-Gateshead.

A free, family-friendly exhibition set across a spectacular cityscape and world-class venues, it will inspire and excite audiences with the ‘story of the North’ told in imaginative and engaging ways – from visual arts and musical performances to digital, design, film, sport, science and more. It will showcase to the world how the North of England's great art and culture, design and innovation has shaped the world we live in and how it is building the economy of tomorrow.

Three major exhibition hubs at Great North Museum – Hancock, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Sage Gateshead – will feed three walking routes which will be brought to life by performers, visual artists, architects, musicians, scientists, engineers, inventors, writers, creatives, thinkers, designers and digital makers as a result of an open call for ideas which attracted more than 430 submissions from across the whole of the North. Audiences will also be able to interact with the Exhibition virtually, celebrating more of the North’s innovative new technologies.

There will be significant activity on the opening weekend when a number of landmark elements will be unveiled for the first time. An exciting closing programme will be linked with the Great North Run. A family summer camp and Business Expo complete the line-up for the Great Exhibition of the North.

Get involved across Twitter (@getnorth2018), Facebook and Instagram (@getnorth2018) with #getnorth2018.

Remember to add any events that are part of the exhibition on the Culture Diary. You can tag Great Exhibition of the North 2018 as a major event when uploading to appear under the Great Exhibition of the North programme.


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