Prosperity and Justice for the North East Event

The Institute for Public Research (IPPR) will be holding an event, “Economic Justice for the North East”, where atendees can have their say about what economic justice could mean for the region.

Newly elected North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll will be joined by speakers representing business, trade unions and civil society in the region to respond to questions on the fairness and prosperity of the economy in the North East.  

The event will take place on Wednesday 19th June, 17:30-20:00 at The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart St, Newcastle NE2 1AN.

Tickets are free but since space is limited, please register here to claim your place.

Well Newcastle Gateshead at Newcastle Funding Fair

Well Newcastle Gateshead will be at the upcoming Newcastle Funding Fair on 6 June. Please see more details about the event below.

Please pop in to say hello and to learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

To book a place at the Fair, please visit:

Well Newcastle Gateshead Digital Storytelling Resource

In order to assist projects to create and share digital stories about their work, Well Newcastle Gateshead have created a Digital Storytelling instructional video.

Submission of digital stories will now be a grant condition for the Arts Fund and will enable projects to have a lasting record of their impact to generate greater awareness and help with future funding and publicity.

We are asking existing projects to create digital stories about their work and we will share these soon.

We’d like to thank Anton Hecht and Ho-Yin Wong for the creation of the video and Claire Webster Saaremets and her project team from Skimstone Arts for taking part!

Josephine and Jack Project – National Diversity Awards

The Josephine and Jack Project, based with us at Commercial Union House, Newcastle, have been nominated for the National Diversity Awards. You can find out more about the organisation by visiting  and can vote for the project via

Volunteers Week

Volunteer Centre Newcastle are inviting organisations and individuals to celebrate Volunteers Week in their open house, for anyone interested in finding out about volunteering.

Volunteering is recognised as a great way to connect with the local community, share skills and life experience and gain personal value and satisfaction. Getting involved in volunteering  is different for everyone, so this is a unique chance to talk directly to over 16 local charities.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, pop into Good Space, Floor 2, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QE on Saturday 8 June from 11am to 2pm. Alternatively, email

Well Newcastle Gateshead Facebook Page

Well Newcastle Gateshead have launched a Facebook page. Please like and follow the page to find out more about their work and about projects supported by the Arts Fund.

We will continue to post updates on the Well Newcastle Gateshead project via the Blue Stone Consortium Twitter page, for those of you who prefer that platform, and of course updates on Blue Stone Consortium’s work!

The link to the Well Newcastle Gateshead Facebook page is: