Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Newcastle upon Tyne Presentation Nov 17

Country UK
Town/City Newcastle upon Tyne
Location Situated on the north bank of the River Tyne, in North East England.
Population 292,200 (2010)
Brief Description City and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, the city was founded in the 2nd century.  It owes its name to the castle built in 1080 by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror.  It covers an area of 43.6 sq mi (113 km2).
Industry Following closure of coal mining and shipbuilding industries the city is now largely a business and cultural centre.
Culture/Sport Theatres (Theatre Royal, Journal Tyne Theatre, Northern Stage, Live Theatre, People’s Theatre), Metro Radio Arena, City Hall, Tyneside Cinema, museums and galleries (e.g. Centre for Life, Discovery Museum, Great North Museum, Laing Art Gallery), Literature and Philosophical Centre, Seven Stories children’s book archive, Chinatown, Newcastle ScienceFest (March), Evolution Festival (May), EAT (June), Northern Gay Pride Festival (July), Newcastle Mela (August),Football (Newcastle United FC); rugby union (Newcastle Falcons RFC), rugby league (Newcastle Thunder), basketball (Newcastle Eagles), speedway (Newcastle Diamonds), starting point for Great North Run (September) and Blaydon Race (9 June).
Tourism Castle Keep, Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Hadrian’s Wall, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Quayside, bars, restaurants and night life.
Education Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle College
Newspaper Chronicle (http:// , Sunday Sun (
Mayor / Contact Details Lord Mayor – Councillor Habib Rahman; Leader of the Council Councillor Nick Forbes –
Chief Executive / Contact Details Pat Ritchie

Here’s a link to a project from March 2021 when Newcastles of the World created and facilitated a fun introduction to “Geordie”, the dialect of the Newcastle upon Tyne area:

The 5 minute film can also be viewed below:

The quality of the Hyme Sweet Hyem film is better with its own recording (above) than when part of the longer project film recording.

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