I'm very pleased to announce that Newcastle is now officially bidding for 2009 Euros. The bid is formally known as "EUDC Newcastle'09 @NewcastleGateshead" but Newcastle'09 will do in normal parlance :-)Our website/email is to follow shortly, but for now if you want any questions answered please do contact me, Russell Haswell.
We've attracted a strong team so far Oskar Avery and I are the Co-Convenors. Our CA is Sam Block, ably assisted by Alex Ward, Leela Koenig and James Dray.
We've so far very kindly received the support of many organisations which include:
NewcastleGateshead Partnership (including Newcastle City Council & Gateshead Metropolitan Borough)
Newcastle Union Society
Newcastle University Debating Society
Proposed dates are July 31st-August 7th.
Our final venue (for *both* Main and ESL) is The Sage Gateshead, Europe's newest and finest opera house and acoustically the best venue in Europe (I'm told).
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more announcements coming soon about the details of the bid, and how you can get involved.
Russell A. Haswell
Colm's Note: This now makes it two bidders for Euros in 2009. Glasgow are also bidding. http://www.glasgoweuros.com/