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Discover Festival

We are disappointed to announce that this year’s Discover Festival will no longer be taking place on Saturday 8 June.

Festival postponed

We have reluctantly concluded that due to unrelated events on campus we will not be able to deliver the Festival as we had planned.

Bigger and better in 2025!

We will be hosting an even bigger and better Discover Festival in 2025 and very much look forward to welcoming you then.  

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What is the Discover Festival?

Discover Festival is a free, one day festival of interactive family-fun in the heart of the North East. It’s all about bringing ideas and people together; making the impossible feel possible. It's a day of building connections, sparking ideas, and leaving you with a sense of wonder.  
We’ll be planning a day filled with activities and events to inspire all ages – with a new Festival programme due in 2025.  

Expert experiences 

Meet the experts at the forefront of their fields - from poets and performers, to scientists and engineers. 
Celebrate as our city-centre campus comes together next year, as a vibrant hub of curiosity and creativity. There'll be a jam-packed schedule of captivating experiences for you to take part in. So you won’t be short of things to do during your visit.   
Watch scientists conduct real-life experiments, take part in robotics workshops, listen to inspiring music and stage performances, and get involved in activities suitable for children and adults alike. 
It's not just entertainment; it's inspiring play with a purpose.