Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, came back to Newcastle’s International Centre for Life in April 2016. Thousands turned up to the two-day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff […]
Swimmers today took on a marathon swim down the river Tyne on a sponsored swim with a difference – to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The three and a half hour swim covered 10 miles, which is the aquatic version of a marathon, starting at Newcastle City Marina at 11am and […]
Lee Hall, author of the stage play Billy Elliott, at Newcastle's Literary & Philosophical Society for the launch of Festival of the North East's History of the North East in 100 Objects.
Over a thousand supporters of the EDL congregate and hold a protest march in Newcastle upon Tyne, countered by a march held by Newcastle Unites, a collection of groups opposed to the EDL. A heavy police presence kept the groups separated and there were few arrests although the city centre was badly disrupted for hours. […]
Newcastle's New Year's Eve Winter Carnival brought the city's Christmas celebrations almost to an end as thousands of spectators watched a procession of floats and entertainers parade through the city and on to the Civic Centre where they were entertained by a dramatic firework display.