In Pictures: Dazzling display kicks off Great Exhibition Of The North
Drones and fireworks ensured the spectacle got off to a memorable start in front of 20,000 people.
The Great Exhibition Of The North got off to a spectacular start with an opening event around the River Tyne in Newcastle and Gateshead.
Drones and fireworks provided an aerial spectacle for an estimated 20,000 gathered on the quayside.
The Exhibition is intended to showcase the North and counter suggestions that it is in decline.
Wowzers what a day! THANK YOU for sharing it with us! Great Exhibition of the North is now officially open - go out and experience 80 unforgettable days of art, design and innovation.#GetNorth2018 https://t.co/nKr2HZu7Tq pic.twitter.com/Tv0pITh283— Great Exhibition of the North 2018 (@getnorth2018) June 22, 2018