North East and the Border

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The North East & The Border Centre caters for the broadcasters, freelances and students of the North East of England and Cumbria. 

Most of our meetings are in the Newcastle area, but we also hold events in Teesside and Carlisle. The majority are on weekday evenings, but on occasion we ring the changes with weekend or daytime meetings. We aim to provide a mix of topics to suit everyone interested in television in the area, at whatever level. Click on the Events button for the latest details — visitors are always welcome.

Our 'Last Thursday' monthly networking events for media professionals are held in the downstairs bar of the Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, and are open to anyone working in the visual media in the region.

Our annual North East & The Border Centre Awards Dinner is now an established high point in the region's television year. The 2016 Awards were held at The Hilton Hotel, Gateshead on February 27th 2016 — details in the Awards section.

The RTS considers it essential to encourage and foster the next generation of television practitioners. The North East & The Border Centre's Young People's Media Festival is an important event in the regional calendar.

For information on the RTS North East & The Border Centre, email Centre Secretary Jill Graham.


2016/2017 Committee

Graeme Thompson (Chairman), Garth Jeffery (Vice Chairman), Jill Graham (Honorary Secretary), Richard Dale (Honorary Treasurer)

Graeme Aldous (Webmaster), Fahima Chowdhury, Mike Hairsine, Steve Hunneysett, Jamie Hutchinson, Chris Jackson, Christine Llewellyn-Reeve, Joanna Makepeace, Mark Murray, John Myers, Will Nicholson, Lesley Oakden.

Co-optees: Michaela Byrne, Deborah Card, Tony Edwards, Maggie Greenhalgh, Victoria Griffin, Catherine Hearne, Rupert Jones-Lee, Julie Jude, Andrew Robson.