So what is this initiative telling us? To some extent it is revealing the limitations of philanthropy. The most obvious gap in its offer is spatial, reflecting the distribution of people with money to give. Put simply, Newcastle gets a better deal than Sunderland because more rich people live there.
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The 2014 Hannah Directory, named after suffragette and rebel Hannah Mitchell, launches this week with modest celebration activities in places across the north of England.
Marcus Westbury explains how nurturing local creative talent has helped turn around Newcastle’s ailing city centre to make it one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities in the world
Let’s not forget the real problem here, it’s not the north – it’s UK’s economic centralism. Thus, this shouldn't be about just flying the flag for England's north but about standing up against economic centralism and bringing about fundamental economic change and a new economic localism.