Behaviour2013 is being held in the iconic North East venue, The Sage Gateshead. The Sage Gateshead has already become a new landmark on Tyneside, forming the heart of an exciting project to regenerate the area’s river frontage. The site is adjacent to the Stirling Prize-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge, with its great arch echoed in the shell-like form of The Sage Gateshead’s roof. The windswept nature of the site led Fosters to create a welcoming covered concourse along the waterfront to link the various spaces. As a result the entire complex is sheltered beneath a broad, enveloping stainless steel roof that is ‘shrink-wrapped’ around the buildings beneath. This extends over the Concourse, which acts as a foyer for the auditoria and hospitality areas for performers, audiences and students alike, offering unique views out across the Tyne.
Located in the heart of North East England, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) have been transformed into a single conference destination called NewcastleGateshead.
Perhaps most famous for shopping, nightlife, culture, a rich history and its passion for sport, one of the things NewcastleGateshead is most proud of is its legendary friendliness, ensuring delegates are always sure to feel welcomed and at home.
Over the last ten years this ‘twin-city’ has been undergoing a cultural renaissance, with investment and development totalling over £1 billion. This reinvention has not only put the area on the national and international map, but has also successfully transformed the old image of brown ale and shipyards into a truly vibrant and dynamic cultural meeting place - one of the most creative and inspiring destinations in Europe.
For a guide of NewcastleGateshead highlights, please click here.
The beauty of North East England is not only its masses of award-winning attractions and amazing things to do, it's the compact nature of the region, which means you can fit more of them in for every day of your stay.
You can explore country houses and glorious gardens, including the internationally acclaimed Alnwick Garden. We are also home to more castles than any other region in England. And from coast to countryside you can discover Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Heritage Coastline or the Northumberland National Park, England’s least-populated National Park - there's plenty of choice.
The spectacular Hadrian's Wall is one of our two Unesco World Heritage sites. The other, Durham Castle and Cathedral has been described as 'the best cathedral on planet Earth.'
Off the Northumberland Coast is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. In the 7th century it was a seat of Christian learning and home to St Cuthbert.
Visit our vibrant cities to shop, dine out or simply enjoy our theatres, cinemas and music venues.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world’s first tilting bridge providing access to The Sage Gateshead music centre and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
By this time you'll have worked up an appetite, and we have something for everyone - from high quality restaurants like the Michelin Star White Room at 5 star hotel Seaham Hall to cosy country pubs like the Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk, an 18th century coaching inn.
On top of all this you are guaranteed a warm welcome wherever you go and with accommodation ranging from luxurious spas to cosy B&Bs it couldn't be easier to visit and explore this spectacular and unique part of the country.
NewcastleGateshead Initiative, the destination management organisation for the city, has sourced a range of accommodation close to the conference venue. Please click on this link to look at the choice of hotels: www.NewcastleGateshead.com/BEHAVIOUR2013
NewcastleGateshead is served by Newcastle International Airport. Airlines that serve the airport include: British Airways, Thomson, Emirates, easyJet, flybe, Lufthansa, KLM, Eastern Airways. The airport is connected to the Metro system, which is the quickest and easiest way to get to the city centre. Trains run every 5 – 15 minutes and the journey takes around 20 minutes. Bus services, car hire and taxis are all also available at the airport. Visit the website for more information.
Edinburgh airport is the next closest airport to NewcastleGateshead. Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport, with over 25 airlines offering direct and connecting flights to and from more than 100 UK, European and international destinations. Airlines that serve the airport include: Vueling, Norwegian, Balkan Holidays, Germanwings, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Air France and SAS, as well as airlines that serve Newcastle International. Edinburgh Airport is located 8 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, and regular buses serve the city centre. Edinburgh is 1 hour 25 minutes away from Newcastle city centre by train, and further information on train services can be found below.
Other airports that are easily accessed from NewcastleGateshead are:
Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. East Coast operate the East Coast mainline from London King’s Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire.
Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi. Station facilities include travel information, left luggage, toilets, cafes, a car and cash machines.Train travel times from destinations within the UK
The International Passenger Terminal at Royal Quays, North Shields is only 8 miles east of Newcastle city centre. It is the North East’s main sea link with Europe.
DFDS Seaways operate daily overnight crossings from Amsterdam in the Netherlands throughout the year. Alternatively, you can travel with your vehicle. Amsterdam can be easily reached from the rest of the Netherlands, and also from Belgium, Denmark, Germany and France.
Buses operate from the ferry terminal to Newcastle Central Station and the journey takes around 30 minutes. The nearest Metro station is Percy Main – a 15 minute walk from the terminal.
The A1(M) passes through NewcastleGateshead linking the area to London, the South, Scotland, and major routes across the country. The A69 links west to Carlisle, the Lake District and, via the M6, to the South and West of England. Central car parks are situated only a short distance from both routes and are well signposted.
For a map of NewcastleGateshead, please click here
Deadline for Early Bird Bookings 19th April 2013