It felt like new beginnings and yet also sweet nostalgia as our board gathered for the first time in many years in The Edwards Beer Garden last night for Awesome Newcastle. Prior to the tragic fire, The Edwards was a regular go-to location for many special Awesome Newcastles. It’s nice to return again.
Last Wednesday night as everyone started to gather at the Criterion Hotel for Awesome Newcastle we had an unfortunate late scratching. One of our excited finalists couldn’t make it in time to pitch for $1,000 cash. Luckily had a guest board member who was keen to pitch, so Caroline de Vries of The Base, agreed to ste..
Last night’s Awesome Newcastle warmed our hearts yet again. We all arrived at The Criterion Hotel in Carrington to have a few drinks and learn about great ideas and people in the community.
We welcomed three guest board members. Mel Histon of Got Your Back Sista returned for another round of Awesome, and first tim..
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..
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…
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.
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..
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..
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..
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..