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City of Dreams Launch

  • Northern Stage Newcastle (map)

The 10-year mission starts on 18th September to make NewcastleGateshead the best place to be young.

City of Dreams is being launched at two special events on 18th September, kicking off the 10-year mission for all children and young people in our city, in partnership with over 40 arts, heritage, science, education, voluntary sector, health, local authority and business partners.

Joining us to bring the City of Dreams vision and plans to life on 18th September, will be:

  • Gateshead Youth Assembly and Newcastle Youth Council members

  • Iain Watson (Chair of NGCV, and Director, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums)

  • Cllr Kim McGuinness (Newcastle City Council) and Cllr Gary Haley (Gateshead Council)

  • Vee Pollock (Dean of Culture, Newcastle University)

  • James Ramsbotham (North East England Chamber of Commerce)

  • Gemma Dyer (Princes Trust)

  • Kema Kay (actor and recording artist)

  • Rowan McCabe (the worlds first “door-to-door poet”)

There will also be the first screening of a new City of Dreams film, made by Northern Stars at Tyneside Cinema, and a poem written and performed by young people involved in the Big Culture Conversation.

There will be 2 events on 18th September, both hosted at Northern Stage.

  •  10am-12pm, Tuesday 18th September 2018, Stage 2, Northern Stage

A special seminar for arts, culture, heritage and science organisations. This event will highlight the key insights informing the City of Dreams strategy, and allow time for discussion about how we can work together in the future, evolve our plans, and what challenges we might face along the way.

  • 4.30pm – marketplace/snacks, 5-6pm Tuesday 18th September 2018, Stage 2, Northern Stage

An exciting City of Dreams event for leaders in civil society, business, education, culture, the arts, funding organisations, and the voluntary and community sector. There will be presentations, announcements, performances and opportunities for networking.

Earlier Event: August 31
24 Hour Party People, Our North
Later Event: September 20
The Rider