Part of Embracing the Future, a day of debate organised by Great North Festival in association with The Great Debate.
With Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North and Musa Hassan Ali, West End Refugee Service.
Chair: Caspar Hewett, Director, The Great Debate
The North East has a unique and remarkable past, notably as a hotbed of innovation from the Industrial Revolution to the end of the 20th Century. Today, much of the industry of the past has gone and unemployment is unacceptably high. However, there is still much to celebrate: Education in the North East is second to none, expertise is varied, new industries are being attracted to the region and our famous hospitable culture brings visitors from far and wide. So, what does the future hold for the region? How can we capitalise on our strengths?
Filming by participants of the great northern youth voices / HYPODS programme, facilitated by Jackie Scollen

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