This is a time of considerable pressure for young people in the UK and not least in the North East.
Conditions of austerity and the reduction in facilities and services are severe. Many civil society organisations aim to respond to these circumstances and to stand with young people.
The Children’s Society has projects for young people recently arriving in the North East as refugees, and those at risk of or escaping situations of exploitation.
Citizens Tyne & Wear brings together over 25 civil society organisations in the North East to build power to make changes citizens need.
Revd Dr Jeffrey Brown has become widely known for his courageous listening to gang members of his community in Boston, USA – his TED talk about this work has been downloaded over 1 million times. Jeffrey has been invited to visit the North East of England in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Revd Martin Luther King Jnr by the Martin Luther King Peace Committee of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. Needless to say, he is an engaging speaker.
If you are a young person or concerned with or about young people’s issues and want to make changes for the better in our communities, this FREE event will interest you.
Please do come and join us at 7:00pm-8:30pm on 27th April 2018. You will find a warm welcome at Newcastle Cathedral. Please reserve your free tickets via Eventbrite: https://north-east-young-people.eventbrite.co.uk.
Newcastle Cathedral's popular monthly 'Night Church' follows this event (8:30pm-midnight) where anyone is welcome to come in and to talk, be silent, have toast and coffee, explore and contemplate in the peaceful atmosphere of the building.
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.