Great Exhibition of the North


Staying in Newcastle over the summer?

Get involved in the biggest event to take place in the UK this year; by being part of the Great Exhibition of the North!

Taking place over 80 days from 22nd June to 9th September, the Great Exhibition will be a showcase of the very best in art, design and innovation. That's two months’ of shows, displays, artworks and much more!

With an estimated 3 million visitors expected to descend on Newcastle and Gateshead this summer, this event couldn’t possibly take place without the help and support of amazing volunteers. That’s where YOU come in! Get North Makers will be on hand to provide a warm welcome to the public on arrival at venues across the city and help people get the most from their visit, as well as working with local schools and communities to bring out the themes of the exhibition.

Volunteers will be expected to give around 30-40hrs over the course of the event, as well as attending pre-exhibition training. In return, you’ll get a t-shirt, hoodie and the opportunity to be part of something AMAZING. For more information about volunteering and to sign-up, head to


Part of a society or student group?

Take the chance to literally put yourselves on the map by hosting an event or showcase. Great Exhibition of the North is giving you the opportunity to run an event on campus or in the local community as part of the ‘Inspired By’ programme. Head to for more details.








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