Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Celebrating the 30th staging of the Bupa Great North Run, this major new exhibition explores this enormously popular event.
In The Long Run looks at the significant role this event has played in reflecting and shaping the region's cultural identity.
As well as the well known stories of elite runners, In The Long Run will also explore the huge organisational effort behind the Bupa Great North Run, documenting the event’s community spirit and creating a powerful piece of social history.
Alongside interactive exhibits, memorabilia and star objects, In The Long Run will present artwork from the archives of Bupa Great North Run Culture, with paintings, films, photographs and drawings by Jane and Louise Wilson, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Julian Germain, Graham Dolphin and Vicki Bennett, among many others.
You can add YOUR Great North Run memories to In The Long Run at www.mygreatnorthrun.org. Your stories and photos will be displayed as part of an innovative interactive display at the exhibition. Why not go online and take part?
THE GREAT LATE NIGHT
Saturday 18 September, 6.30 - 9pm
Come along to the Great North Museum: Hancock to limber up, have a free health check, enjoy some healthy smoothies and much more in this special one-off event that celebrates the Bupa Great North Run.