NECTER / RCE launch 2011

RCE North East regional launch October/November 2011

We are pleased to announce the resounding success of the regional launch programme of North East Centre for Tranformative Education and Research (NECTER), our region’s United Nations University Regional Centre for Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainable Development, which ran throughout October and November 2011. The launch involved all five of the region’s universities, over twenty schools and colleges and numerous other partners in the network including community groups, cinemas, cultural societies and local charities. With over sixty events taking place over an eight week period, including festivals, lectures, courses, exhibitions, films, public discussions and a school debating competition, the launch demonstrated the commitment of a huge number of individuals, groups and institutions to the future of the network under our new constitution. We would like to thank the many partners throughout the North East of England who made the launch possible.

Monday 3rd October, 7pm Urban Café, Dance City

Why save the planet? Café philosophique with Thom Brooks, Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy, Newcastle University

Mondays from 3rd October, 10:30am Bedson Building, Newcastle University

Writing for Children Course with writer and editor Ellen Phethean

From Monday 3rd October, 12:00 Great North Museum Hancock Newcastle Upon Tyne

Children’s Literature Book Group Series of three discussions on the latest children’s novels, short stories and picture books.

Mondays from 3rd October, 2:00pm Theatre Royal, Newcastle

The Roaring Twenties Short course

Tuesdays from 4th October, 2pm Claremont Tower, Newcastle University

Philosophy Today: Allen on Animals Course with Dr Ian Ground

Tuesdays from 4th October, 7pm Holy Biscuit, Newcastle

Great Composers – Reflecting Nature Course exploring the life and works of great composers with Mike Green

Thursday 6th October, 5:30pm Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University

The struggle for black British literature Public lecture by Professor Prabhu Guptara

Fridays from 7th October, 6:30pm Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

French Film Noir – Crime Films with Undeniable ‘je ne sais quoi’ With Roger Mitchell

Saturday 8th – Friday 21st October Various venues in Newcastle

People’s Philosophy Festival Organised by Newcastle Philosophy Society

Wednesday 12th October Teesside University

Black history month – Sixth form conference

Wednesdays from 12th October, 2pm Newcastle Arts Centre

Film Club at the Arts Centre: From Page to Screen With Gail-Nina Anderson

Friday 14th October Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Sound It Out Film screening hosted by Press Play festival

Tuesday 18th October Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws Film screening organised by Cinema Politica Newcastle

From Tuesday 18th October Middlesbrough Central Library

Exhibition: South Asians Making Britain, 1858-1950

Wednesday 19th October Gallery North Northumbria University

skying: art, landscape and renewable energy Artist Alec Finlay and cultural geographer Owain Jones in conversation with John Thornes, Professor of Applied Meteorology at the University of Birmingham.

Wednesday 19th October G27, Devonshire Building, Newcastle University

Extraordinary General Meeting of the RCE Minutes

Thursday 20th October, 5:30pm Centuria, Teesside University

An audience with Jackie Kay Poet and novelist Jackie Kay MBE in conversation with Kachi Ozumba.

Friday 21st October Middlesbrough Town Hall & Central Square

A Taste of Africa 2011

Friday 21st October Athena Building, Teesside University

Eddie Botsio – in and out of the public eye Exhibition of photographs by current BBC and former ITN journalist Eddie Botsio.

Friday 21st October Phoenix Building, Teesside University

Here and now conference Conference on black and minority ethnic communities’ issues.

Saturday 22nd October, 12:30pm Newcastle University

Visions for the Future of the City An experiment in consensus building organised by The Great Debate and new economics foundation.

Monday 24th October, 9:45am Newcastle Civic Centre

Resilience for Future Energy Systems  Conference discussing concepts of resilience and considering their possible transfer and application to energy systems.

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October Various venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Bicycle Festival 2011 To celebrate Recyke y’Bike‘s 5th birthday.

Sunday 30th October Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Breaking Away Film screening

Saturday 5th November Newcastle University

The Great Debate: Facing the Future FREE one day workshop including documentary-making training and debates. Speakers include Ian Abley, architect and director of audacity,Barry K Gills, Professor of Global Politics, Roger Martin, Chair, Population Matters and Brendan O’Neill, editor, Spiked Online.

Monday 7th November, 6:30pm Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Occupation 101 Film screening hosted by Cinema Politica

Monday 14th November Newcastle University

Newcastle University Year of Sustainability School Debating Competition Eight schools battle it out for supremacy in the debating stakes

Thursday 17th November, 10am The CastleGate Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dying for Life The Global Student Forum regional conference for sixth form students in North East England.

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November Various venues in Newcastle

Press Play festival Film screenings and related events. More …

Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November Various venues in Newcastle

Newcastle Winter Book Festival Take a well-known musician, a politician, writers of crime and TV drama, throw in a line of poetry or two, some fiction, a 24 hour non-stop event, some ‘writer’s for hire’, a CSI expert, a festival club, forensic crime for adults – and kids, and a walking tour of ‘Haunted and Bloody Newcastle’ and there you have a flavour of this year’s exciting Newcastle Winter Book Festival. More …

RCE Calendar 2011 - festivals and events