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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. Full details of the programme can be found on our 2011 Calendar page but here is a taster:

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

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