By David Jones
Community Liaison Manager, International Centre for Life
If City of Dreams is about anything, surely it’s about creating partnerships to make a difference for young people, and in the process helping them find their voice.
By James Ramsbotham
Chief Executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce
Trustee of the Gillian Dickinson Trust
If you have ever been working in some far flung part of the world and suddenly seen a clearly identifiable North East image (one of our castles, or cathedrals, or bridges, or other icons such as the Angel of the North) you will know how it lifts your spirits and makes you feel proud.
I recently spoke with someone who had lost the sense of taste – all food was the same to them. They remained well fed and physically strong but their state of mind was very depressed. It is much easier to feed the body than the soul – to do so we need a strong and vibrant culture. It enriches every aspect of our lives.
Great civilisations are built by strong economies but their durability is in their culture.
Our 10year mission starts on 18th September – let’s make NewcastleGateshead the best place to be young
City of Dreams is being launched at two special events on 18th September. Look out for invites landing in your inboxes in the coming days.
By Jonny Riggs
Prince’s Trust Outreach Executive, and professional artist
What is a City of Dreams Champion?
City of Dreams Champions believe we are able to shape the future.
We believe we can make NewcastleGateshead the best place for young people to live and engage with culture.
We champion great ideas, and big decisions, which we believe will have a positive impact on the lives of young people for many years to come. We provide the venue, the canvas, and the stage for discovery and expression, where an ambivalent murmur becomes a rambunctious roar!
What do I bring to the table?
My name is Jonny Riggs. I currently work in an Outreach role for the Prince’s Trust.