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Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

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Everyone loves an event – what ever your cultural stylings may be, events are those places to see some old favourites and broaden your horizons. And the North East has been full to bursting with all sorts of arty-cultural type events for you to get your mitts on.

From music to drama, art to food and beyond, our region’s marvellousness has truly been set in stone by some of the events it has played host to over the past year. Though there is a plethora to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to our nominations for Best Event:


Lumiere Festival

Attracting over 175,00 people to Durham to see 27 inspiring and avant-garde lit-up art installations, Lumiere festival was surprising and astounding in equal measure. Exploring Durham’s streets at night, seeing a giant 3D elephant stomping across Elvet Bridge, and a phone box filled with real fish meant that we can’t wait for next year’s offerings.


The Boilershop Steamer

The region’s tastiest and most diverse streetfood? Check. A selection of only the best local brews and cocktails? Check. Quirky music from any genre you please? Check. The Boilershop Steamer has the perfect set up for your monthly dose of all things wonderful.


Evo Emerging

This year’s Evolution Emerging saw nine fabulous venues across the Ouseburn Valley play home to 40 artists celebrating all the region has to offer in new music. Attracting 1300 musical connoisseurs, the event really was the place to showcase this year. Check out our image gallery of the event.


Great North Passion

Good Friday this year saw the North East’s own Bent’s Park play the stage for an innovative, modern retelling of the Easter story, the Great North Passion. With talented artists of all types converging on South Shields, an audience of 3000 alongside BBC One viewers, saw dancers, graffiti artists and singers re-imagine this ancient story.

Who do you think should win the award for Best Event? Take part in or poll below, tweet us @North_Lights_ or leave us a comment.

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4 Responses to Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

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    AdamClery 23rd June 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks Jason. As we’ve mentioned though, while we will be looking at the voting as an indicator of public opinion, the ultimate decision with the votes is being taken by the editorial team.

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    Jason Judge 23rd June 2014 at 3:18 pm

    This voting is very unfair. Luninairre has been direct-mailing everyone to get them to vote for them, and they have a vastly larger number of users on their list, due to the advanced online tickets they sold. The winner will be the event with the biggest mailing list.

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    Stuart Forster 19th June 2014 at 2:33 pm

    My vote goes to Lumiere, which I think is a great reason to head into Durham on an autumn evening.

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    Alan Hardingham 18th June 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Good cross section of foods, Wylam Brewery and an variety of music all in an impressive setting. You’ll not find a more relaxed night out in Newcastle.