Event Expression of Interest

The Urban Green Newcastle, Events EOI process for Leazes Park and Exhibition Park  2023/24 season will open on Thursday 19 January 2023. The EOI will be open for 4 weeks, and close at 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2023.

The Opportunity

This Expression of Interest (EOI) process invites applications from suitably qualified individuals and organisations who wish to hold an event in Exhibition Park and Leazes Park during the 2023/24 season.

The EOI is for medium (500 – 4999) and large scale (5000+) events. We are interested in programming a broad range of high-quality events in Newcastle’s parks from local, national, and international event organisers. We are particularly seeking applications from event organisers/producers whose values align with those of Urban Green Newcastle.

New Event Ideas

We encourage new event ideas such as food festivals, twilight and ongoing markets, live music including jazz, blues and opera, as well as events that reflect the diversity of audiences in the city.

We are keen to encourage events which contribute positively to health, education, sports, and wellbeing.

Why hold your event in one of the city’s parks?

Aside from the picturesque setting and great location, there is a good network of hard landscaped paths throughout the parks. And because of the city centre location the public transport links are excellent.

Find out more about the great city of Newcastle by going to the Visit North East England website.

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How to apply

A request for a site visit must be made no later than 5 days prior to the submission deadline. Request for an appointment to be made to della.hadingham@urbangreennewcastle.org

Request for further information: no later than 3 days before submission deadline, and to be made to events@urbangreennewcastle.org

Submission deadline: 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2023

Decision deadline: 5pm on Thursday 2 March 2023

You should receive an automated acknowledgement when you have submitted your application online. Please get in touch with events@urbangreennewcastle.org if you do not receive this.

(Please note that Expression of Interests received after the closing date may not be considered).

Can I apply outside this process?

Yes, events can be considered outside this process. However, this process forms the basis for the Urban Green events calendar and therefore availability may be limited.

Assessment on additional events will occur after this EOI process is complete. Therefore they are likely to begin in the March following the EOI process.