FREE events website available for Northumberland

Event organisers across Northumberland will now be able to promote their event for free thanks to a website set up by the county council.

The Great Northumberland website, www.greatnortumberland.co.uk was set up last year to promote the council’s summer programme of events launched in response to the Great Exhibition of the North.

Now the website has been transformed into a free portal for event organisers to submit and promote their events.

Events submitted will then also be promoted across the council’s other channels, including the council’s website which has 10,000 visitors to its home page every day and social media pages with has a combined reach of more than 100,000.

All event organisers have to do is go to the website, fill in an easy to follow form giving all the event information, including an event image. Once approved it will appear on the site within minutes.

Events listed on the site will also have the chance of appearing in a weekly round-up which is shared across the council’s social media channels.

Nigel Walsh, head of cultural services at the council said: “We wanted to create a one-stop shop for event organisers to promote their events. It’s easy to use and more importantly free, and given the wide audience accessing the information it’s a great way of promoting their event.

“There are so many exciting events happening across Northumberland all year round and through this website we want to be able to share these with visitors and give them another reason to discover Northumberland this year. And with a few weeks until Easter there’s still time to let us know about any event happening during the school holiday.”

For more information go to www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk

3 simple steps to add an event to Great Northumberland:

Go to: www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk

  1. Click on the ‘Add Your Event’ button in the top right-hand corner of the page and fill in ALL the text boxes on the form that appears. To make your event as inviting as possible - don’t forget to add an image to show people what your event is about and add a link to your web page to give people more information.

  2. Click ‘Check and Submit’ where you’ll have the chance to check over your event information to make sure it’s correct.

  3. If you’re happy with your event click ‘Submit Event’. You’ll then have the option to ‘Submit a Similar Event’ if your event is recurring or a series, ‘Submit a new Event’ if you’d like to create a brand new event or ‘Finish’ if you have no more events

The Great Northumberland events team will then check over your event (this should take no longer than 2 working days) and your event will appear on the events calendar once it’s been approved. Selected events will also be promoted on the Northumberland County Council homepage and various social media accounts.



Hayley Quarmby