The Great Exhibition of the North is landing in our back yard this June for three months of celebrating the North of England’s pioneering spirit. The event will showcase the innovation of Northern inventors, artists and designers and how they are paving the way for the future.
The biggest event in England in 2018, the Great Exhibition of the North will consist of exhibits, live performances, artwork and other special experiences - all of which will be free (some events and activities are ticketed and will require booking in advance.) Working to change perceptions of the North, this event aims to provide a platform for the people to demonstrate their talent, ingenuity and imagination to the world.
Taking place in some of the Newcastle and Gateshead’s most beautiful buildings, from the Sage and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary art to the Great North Museum and Life Science Centre, there will be plenty to get involved in this summer. Each hub has its own unique offering, with the event attracting more than three million people to discover what the North has to offer and take part in some great hands-on activities and experiences.
“The Exhibition will instil a whole new level of local pride.”
If you’re planning a trip to the Great Exhibition of the North this summer, here are some of best Newcastle and Gateshead inspired items to pick up from That’s Champion Pet as a souvenir of your visit.
It just wouldn’t be a trip away without bringing home a magnet for the fridge. Home to the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North, the amazing architecture of the Newcastle and Gateshead quayside is captured in this magnet.
You’re sure to pick up a hint of the dialect on your visit to the North East. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, our handy dictionary prints have you covered. Take a reminder of the dialect home with you and learn to become an honorary Geordie.
This special print showcases some of the region’s finest attractions and iconic figures, from Newcastle Brown Ale to the Sage, take a piece of our proud heritage with you.
One of the North East’s most famous phrases, we’re sure you’ll have heard this one before you stepped foot in the toon! This quirky mug displays the well-known Geordie catchphrase with a clever visual pun.
In recognition of the fantastic work of the Great Exhibition of the North, display your northern pride with this simple, yet bold statement pin.
These are just some of our amazing North-East-inspired gifts and souvenirs, you can see our entire range here.