The Great Exhibition of the North

Yesterday I was on assignment for Getty Images covering the opening ceremony of the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

I was on the ground in Newcastle just before 7am and eventually made it home after the evening ceremony by about 1am the next morning so it was a bit of a long old day but the ceremony itself was quite spectacular.


The Great Exhibition of the North is an 80-day long programme of exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and experiences.

It aims to tell the story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped the present and inspire the future in the North. The three-month programme of events began on 22 June and runs until 9 September.

Key highlights include three trails starting from the Great North Museum, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sage Gateshead and which then lead the visitor through 30 different venues and public spaces on either side of the River Tyne.

Details of these routes and more can be seen on the Great Exhibition of the North website HERE

Here’s a few from the day…


Images (c) Ian Forsyth/ Getty Images

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