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Great Exhibition: August Events and Talks

The Great Exhibition of the North is in full swing and our beautiful city is bursting with exciting events and talks, in celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. From stepping back in time and exploring our rich heritage to blasting into the future of technology and exploring the unknown, there’s something for everyone this August in Newcastle!

‘Inspired by’ Events

Which Way North – Great North Museum

Featuring Helen Sharman’s Space Suit, the Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver and Damien Hirst’s tiger shark suspended in formaldehyde; discover the heart and soul of the revolutionary North and learn how its inventors, scientists and artists shaped the world we live in today – and how you can change the future.

Future Homes – The Core, Newcastle Helix

Discover the technologies, innovations and improvements that could soon revolutionise everyday life for all our futures.

Queer Region – The Boiler House

Enjoy a series of events exploring issues relating to performance, identity and resistance among the region’s queer and LGBT+ community.

Machines and Myths /The Making of an Englishman – Hatton Gallery

Celebrate the life and work of German émigré artist Fred Uhlman whilst reflecting on universal themes such as identity and migration in The Making of an Englishman or marvel at the sculptures provided by Michael Lyons, who studied at Newcastle University in the late 1960s, in Machines and Myths.

Self-Build Utopias – Northern Stage

What will buildings be like in the future? Where and how will we live? Could you build a utopia?

‘Future of’ Events

The Future of Transport – 2 Aug

How will people travel in the future? Join our researchers to discuss how transport will transform in the future.

The Future of Agriculture – 9 Aug

Join our experts in discussing how agriculture will change in the future to support a growing global population and maintain ecosystems.

The Future of Cities – 16 Aug

Join our experts in exploring how cities will transform in the future.

The Future of Energy – 23 Aug

What could the UK’s energy network look like in the future? How will we manage to make the complete transition to low-carbon sources of energy while tackling other major challenges like fuel poverty?

The Future of Ageing and Innovation – 30 Aug

Join our experts in discussing about the future of ageing and how the places that people inhabit will need to adapt to a growing older population.

And that’s not all! Check out the Great Exhibition of the North’s full summer-long programme.

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