WINNER: The Lit and Phil and Brewin Dolphin
LAST February, Newcastle’s Lit and Phil launched a £1m appeal to both secure its future and develop what it has to offer.
Celebrities with good taste such as Alexander Armstrong and Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant offered their support… as did stockbroker, Brewin Dolphin which helped to organise the appeal and is also aiming to raise the library’s profile with its clients and businesses in the North East.
Kay Easson, of the Lit and Phil says: “Being shortlisted for this award is very exciting and is a real boost, not only for the Lit and Phil, but also the team at Brewin Dolphin. Our work together is a true partnership, allowing both organisations to better fulfil their aims and objectives.
“Brewin Dolphin’s financial and practical support has given an added layer of credibility to our work, and has really endorsed what we do.”
FINALIST: Turner Prize at Baltic and Nokia
BOASTING a “heritage in contemporary design”, Nokia offered a more than an appropriate partnership to the Turner Prize at BALTIC.
The launch of the new smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 800 heralded Amazing At Night – an after-hours opening of the gallery allowing visitors to see the exhibition before enjoying a heady mixture of DJs, entertainment and the odd drink.
John Nichols, Marketing Director at Nokia UK said earlier: “Whether it’s art, music, or simply life itself – Nokia is dedicated to connecting people to the things that matter to them most.
“Our involvement with this year’s Turner Prize was a great example of this, bringing our heritage in contemporary design to this prestigious art award – the perfect launch partner for the unique and beautiful Nokia Lumia 800.”
FINALIST: Port of Tyne and Newcastle Bridges Festival
THE inaugural Bridges Festival which flanked the riversides of the Tyne enjoyed a quacktastic partnership with Port of Tyne, which had its very own Duck Race raising money for a children's charity as part of the weekend event. The festival brought the quaysides alive with events, spectacular displays and performances to celebrate its history, heritage and contemporary culture including a treasure hunt, a regatta with a difference, sailing in a shanty boat and a paddling pool.