Saturday, 23 June 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North is underway

Yesterday was the first day of the much-anticipated Great Exhibition of the North, an eighty day celebration of exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation and artwork in the North East. Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview of the exhibition in Newcastle and was so impressed by the exhibits of music, art, science and fashion, from Stubbs to the Beatles and Vivienne Westwood. So much is going to be happening over the next eighty days, to both celebrate the history and industrial heritage of the North and showcase the future of the region. I am particularly looking forward to the return of Robert Stephenson’s iconic locomotive Rocket, on loan to the Discovery Museum from the Science Museum Group.

The Exhibition has been a long time in the planning, and it is great to see the hard work of organisers paying off as the Exhibition finally arrives. This is an incredible opportunity for the North to show the rest of the world that when it comes to history and upcoming talent, there really is nowhere better. I would encourage you to have a look at what is planned over the coming months- I guarantee there is something for you!