500 word summary of The Modern North theme

The Modern North
Constantly changing, constantly refreshing, the North’s towns and cities have a way of reinventing
themselves. Aside from an endlessly fascinating heritage, the North offers visitors a bold and rich
contemporary experience. It’s in the regeneration of waterfronts, the architecture and changing
skylines of its cities. You can sample it in the restaurants, shopping experiences and find it in the
diverse arts events across the region. A warm welcome awaits you in the North where museums and
galleries, shopping and eating out can be enjoyed in some of the most exciting and surprising town
and city locations.
Liverpool is a flourishing cruise destination with visitors from all over the world exploring the city
where history meets modernity. The Albert Dock, formerly riverside warehouses, is now graced with
bars, restaurants, unique shops and a wealth of fascinating museums and galleries. Liverpool One is
just a short walk and is the largest open air shopping centre in the UK.
Manchester's waterfront destination, The Quays, incorporates attractions as diverse as The Lowry
Arts Centre, Imperial War Museum North and BBC Tours of MediaCityUK. The former inland port is
now home to a vibrant visitor experience a world away from the industrial depiction created by LS
Lowry. The Quays is also just a stone’s throw away from Old Trafford, home to Manchester United
Football Club, where you can take a stadium tour of the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.
Perched on the banks of the River Tyne in the North East is the city of Newcastle. The thriving
Quayside forms the city’s most fashionable district and is packed with top cultural venues to take in
a show or concert. The river views alone are stunning, graced with seven bridges including the iconic
Tyne Bridge. On one bank is the curvaceous, shimmering Sage Gateshead, one of the world’s
premier music venues, while opposite sits the BALTIC - Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a
towering former flourmill. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and the views from its rooftop
restaurant and bar.
As UK City of Culture 2017, Hull is ready to show off its finest colours to the world, as the city’s
streets, buildings, parks and bridges will play host to the world’s finest artists. Hull’s waterfront has a
fresh, revitalised feel, while still maintaining a strong link with its heritage as a trading port. The old
Fruit Market hosts the Humber Street Sesh, a music and arts festival, and the Quayside boasts an
eclectic array of shops and maritime attractions, including the city’s biggest tourist attraction The
Deep, a vast underwater world.
In recent years the magnificently restored Victoria Quarter in Leeds has become synonymous with
style and fashion with Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton stores resident. The clever blend of old and
new is best seen through its most dramatic feature; a stained glass roof which runs the length of
Queen Victoria Street. It’s in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest stained glass window in
See how new life has been breathed into this glorious region. Explore the vibrant cities and bustling
towns that have emerged, along with unique shopping, dining and cultural experiences.
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