Hooked on Awesome Newcastle for Kids
For the first time in the history of Awesome Newcastle, a no-strings-attached grant giveaway of $1000 was awarded to one lucky kid with a good idea! Clever children between the ages of 6-14 across Newcastle applied with their great ideas, and the board narrowed it down to five to come pitch last night at Persona Comm..
Awesome Newcastle April is Sports, Science and Stories
April’s Awesome Newcastle went off without a hitch last night at the Criterion, a cheerful catchup before the Easter holiday. It was a special evening as we welcomed Lauren Devine on as a permanent board member! Lauren’s been a guest member for Awesome Newcastle many times, and we are stoked to have her on full time…
Awesome Marches to the Beat
Last night was a blustery warm evening to celebrate Awesome Newcastle March at the Criterion in Carrington! We, mingled, made merry and met our finalists and guest board members.
We welcomed three first time guest board members: Greg Dowling of CSIRO, Rick Hughes from Greater City Commission, and Chad Bennet of th..
Awesome Newcastle February is fun and fresh!
After a nice holiday hiatus, Awesome Newcastle returned in full force in February! It was a fateful night full of feelings, as we said a massive thank you and farewell to Amy Tribe, a phenomenal board member who’s been a great energy and full of good ideas over the years. Thank you so much for your commitment and gen..
November Awesome is Open-To-The-Public
Last night we were thrilled to host our end-of-year Awesome Newcastle in the Criterion’s Main Bar. As is tradition, for the last Awesome Newcastle of the year we bring back three outstanding finalists and ask them to pitch again. We also open the night up to the public, so they can watch the fun and see how it’s done..
Awesome October Parties and Persists
It was a rainy start to a strange but stellar Awesome Newcastle at the Criterion last night in Carrington. We were down a few board members (and hundred bucks).* We had a finalist bail at the last minute, but we are grassroots group and we persevere regardless.
We welcomed one wonderful guest board member to Aweso..
Awesome September is full of joy
We had an absolute ball last night at the Criterion in Carrington for September’s Awesome Newcastle. We welcomed all our generous board members and fabulous finalists and enjoyed each other’s wonderful company.
Last night our guest board members included: Matt Field of Music People, Maria Jose of Art Thinking, marke..
Awesome August is Amazing
Last week we gathered together again at The Criterion to give away another round of no-strings-attached cash, $1000 to be exact.
This month we were thrilled welcomed three guest board members, James MacDonald of NewyTechPeople, Scott McShane of Life Without Barriers and Mel Histon, Got Your Back Sista.
We had thre..
Awesome July is birthing, books and roller skates!
Another Awesome Newcastle came and went last night at the Criterion in Carrington. It was windy, it was rainy, and things did not go exactly as planned, but here at Awesome Newcastle we are the masters of improvising!
Last night we were thrilled to bring in two permanent board members! Long-time custodian Emma Lev..
A finely tuned Awesome June
Last night we had a chilly and cheery Awesome Newcastle as we rugged up and entered the first week of winter at The Criterion in Carrington.
Three returning guests board members generously contributed to June’s Awesome Newcastle, Brooke Stevenson and Louise Kipa from Persona Communications and original Awesome Ne..