The People's Powerhouse: This is the North

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30
Beacon of Light Stadium Park Sunderland SR5 1SN


This year’s #ThisIsTheNorth Convention is in Sunderland.  As ever, together we will continue to inspire and lead change in the North, and we would love for you to get involved.

Our mission is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue, sharing and action - be they community groups, young people, practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, businesses, or MPs.

We believe that by sharing platforms with each other, collaborating in formulating a programme for our day and continuing to work together beyond Sunderland we will better understand the issues that affect us all and find solutions that work for more people.

Confirmed contributors include:

  • Dr Kate Fox
  • Councillor Graeme Miller
  • Edna Robinson
  • Dr Nicola Headlam
  • Nazir Afzal OBE
  • Carol Botten

We want to be part of a North that:

  • Is more inclusive and where our diverse voices and strengths are represented
  • Has a good economy that works for more people
  • Genuinely includes local people in local decision making
  • Has a focus on the value of all our places
  • Is an exemplar of collaboration, sharing and learning together

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