Newcastle Cathedral hosts ‘Remake a Take’ as part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Posted on: June 20th, 2018

Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.



England’s biggest event in 2018, it will use the stunning cityscape of NewcastleGateshead as a stage for the whole of the North to showcase its imagination and inventiveness.
World-class venues, unique outdoor spaces and iconic landmarks will become the backdrop to amazing exhibits, live performances, brand new artworks and inspired technology. There’s everything from Stephenson’s Rocket and Helen Sharman’s iconic spacesuit to towering water sculptures in the Tyne and the world’s largest shipping-container garden.

Immersive experiences, cutting-edge technology, hands-on activities and family-friendly fun will provide new ways to discover the North’s gifts to the world – as the cradle of football, inventor of the railways, designer of the iPhone and home to The Beatles. Behind-the-scenes access to big thinkers from the North’s universities and businesses will demonstrate how they are shaping a sustainable future – in our homes, in our healthcare, in our transport and in our energy use and production. Specially commissioned content will give a voice to our communities from across the entire North of England.

From 22 June until 9 September Newcastle Cathedral hosts ‘Remake a Take’ – a series of playful opportunities celebrating amazing films made in the North, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018. #RemakeATake #GetNorth2018

The North and its landscapes have inspired generations of audiences and filmmakers alike. Remake a Take will give visitors to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018 a whole host of playful opportunities to celebrate Northern film and television culture.

From Blade Runner to Brief Encounter, the North has inspired generations of audiences and filmmakers. Get behind the scenes of these famous films with a host of hands-on activities.

Follow the Remake a Take movie trail to hunt out a series of interactive film stills featuring scenes from the likes of Get Carter, Billy Elliot and 24 Hour Party People.

Spot the shot! Discover where all your favourite Northern film and television programmes were shot. Then grab your mobile and have a go at remaking classic movie scenes.

The Venues and Films

Atonement, Joe Wright, 2007
Newcastle Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

Brief Encounter, David Lean, 1945
Newcastle Central Station

Kes, Ken Loach, 1945
High Friar Lane, Tyneside Cinema

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Discovery Museum Cafe

A Northern Kiss
Dance City

Get Carter, Mike Hodges, 1971
Times Square

Educating Rita, Lewis Gilbert, 1983
Newcastle University

24 Hour Party People, Michael Winterbottom, 2000
Sage Gateshead

Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry, 2001
Live Theatre Garden

Chicken Run, Nick Park, Peter Lord, 2000
Ouseburn Farm

Free, no tickets required

June 22, 2018 – September 9, 2018

Great Exhibition of the North 2018
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