3 Things Not to Miss This Weekend at ‘The Great Exhibition of the North’ – Newcastle-Gateshead…

2018’s largest UK event, ‘The Great Exhibition of the North,’ will be kicking off tomorrow across the Newcastle-Gateshead area. The exhibition, whose title harks back to the ‘Great Exhibition’ of 1851, hosted at the spectacular Crystal Palace, will celebrate some of the greatest art, design and innovation the North has to offer – both old and new!

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Set up and staged across Newcastle-Gateshead’s compact, iconic cityscape the free, 80-day exhibition will be taking the shape of three walking routes – an art trail, a design trail and an innovation trail – which will take visitors on an interactive, inspiring journey of the city’s celebrated past and anxiously anticipated future.

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getnorth2018 Fourth floor: IDEA OF NORTH Come here to know the North, to know the Newcastle

Running from the 22nd June to the 9th September, the exhibition’s sprawling programme includes a range of exciting offerings from visual art galleries, music and dance performances to a catalogue of digital, design, film, sport and science displays and installations.

So, what should you sprint for this weekend? What exhibits are not to be missed?!

The Discovery Museum – from Steamers to Streamlines

A steam locomotive dating back from 1829 will be on display at the Discovery Museum until September. The prized ‘Stephenson Rocket,’ one of the UK’s oldest steam trains, was made in Newcastle in 1829 but usually resides at London’s Science Museum where it has been exhibited since 1862.

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The covers are off #Rocket #GetNorth2018

Also on display will be Newcastle’s newest streamline train – Azuma – which will be being introduced in December!

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Outside the Discovery Museum. Final prep for the Great Exhibition of the North is underway! #Getnorth2018

Life Science Centre – Robots – Then and Now

It’s tempting to think of robots as a modern invention but as the ‘Robots – Then and Now’ exhibit at the Life Science Centre will be setting out to show, humans have actually been looking to the power and possibility of robotics for over 500 years…

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Awesome time @scienceatlife #RobotsThenAndNow launch event with godsons who loved it!

The fascinating, family-friendly exhibition will take you from 16th Century mechanical automatons to some recent, cutting edge humanoids that will provide a glimpse into our possible future and maybe even make you question what it means to be human…

Remake the Take

From Blade Runner to Brief Encounter, the North has inspired generations of filmmakers and audiences and provided the setting of countless popular and critically acclaimed films.

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Recreate your favourite northern screen smooches with the Great Exhibition of the North’s #remakethetake movie trail, here at Dance City until the 9th of September! #northerncinema #greatexhibitionofthenorth #moviekisses

As of tomorrow, you can follow the ‘Remake a Take’ movie trail to discover where all your favourite Northern film and television programmes were shot and even capture – and upload – your own recreations of their most iconic stills using the official hashtag (#remakethetake).

Take our quiz: Can you name the movies shot in Newcastle?