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An Evening with Sir John Major

Newcastle Cathedral
Event organized by Newcastle Cathedral

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The Way We Live Now - An Evening with Sir John Major

We are delighted to announce that
The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH
will be our guest speaker at Newcastle Cathedral on
Thursday 26 April 2018 at 7:00pm.

Doors will open at 6:15pm. Doors will be closed at 6:45pm.

This prestigious event is open (by ticket only) to members of the general public. The speech will be followed by an exclusive drinks reception with canapés in the Cathedral Refectory, with the opportunity to meet Sir John.

There are two ticket types for this event:

[1] Keynote Speech and Drinks Reception

Tickets are £29.50 per person and include reserved, priority seating, entry to the exclusive drinks reception, and booking fee. All funds raised will go directly to Newcastle Cathedral. To book tickets please visit: https://the-way-we-live-now.eventbrite.co.uk

[2] Keynote Speech Only

Tickets are £5.00 per person and include booking fee. Unreserved seating in the Cathedral Nave is on a first come first served basis. All funds raised will go directly to Newcastle Cathedral. To book tickets please visit: https://the-way-we-live-now.eventbrite.co.uk

We are sure this will be an important event, not merely for the Cathedral - but for the region - as Sir John gives us the benefit of his huge experience at a time when our communities face many important challenges and opportunities. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Dress code: Smart dress. No black tie.

We respectfully request that attendees refrain from using any devices or equipment for photography, video or audio recording during the evening. No large bags are permitted. No on-site parking is available.

A separate booking must be made in the name of each individual who wishes to attend. As part of the security requirements, your name and email address provided at the time of booking will be shared with the Metropolitan and Northumbria Police. Your payment details will not be shared.

No media announcements will be made until nearer the time.

For further information, please contact Catherine Mair, Head of Marketing and Communications at Newcastle Cathedral, by email: catherine.mair@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:

Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes' walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as The Literary and Philosophical Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.

The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 48 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside's multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.

The Nexus operated Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre - with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes' walk away. If travelling from the Airport via Regent Centre, you will have to alight at Haymarket and change platforms.
The Q1 QuayLink bus service runs to the bottom of the Side, the medieval Quayside street which leads up to the Cathedral. Public buses run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street once every 15 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays).

From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral.
From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral.
From the Quayside: Alight the Side - the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They're steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep. Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.