From its roots in traditional resource-based industries such as coal and steel, Newcastle is on the road to its future of a modern, sustainable and smart city.
This group of local entrepreneurs are at the forefront of growing the city.
These are their stories:
Michela and Alfonso
FOOD ARTISANS - POPOLO & NAPOLI CENTRALE
Alfonso and Michela share their passion for Neapolitan flavours and food and life and how the City has changed their lives.
ENTREPRENEUR & MAKER - ESTABAR
Bec is a Newcastle University graduate and entrepreneur focused on building a community through service and locally grown produce.
Tim and Tiff
LOCAL MAKER & RETAILER - SCOUT & ABICUS, DARBY STREET
Tiff and Tim have 20 years experience in business with a unique focus on creating new levels of innovative store activation and engagement across fashion, music and literature. They are strong advocates for the Walkability of our City.
Juliana, Angela & Rowena
LOCAL MAKER & RETAILER - HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO
Sisters - Angela, Rowena and Juliana create and manufacture their own clothing label and are also advocates of our City’s development of a circular and share economy based in sustainable practices.
Meegan is a global sustainability expert that talks about the opportunity for Newcastle to become a world leader in sustainability and the circular economy.
SOFTWARE & SOCIAL ENGINEER - LIFTANGO
Trystan and his team at Liftango are working to improve human accessibility and liveability of our built environment. This lies at the heart of his vision for Newcastle. He is focused on using tech to bring people together in shared mobility.
Mikayla, Skip & Alex
DANCE ARTISTS - CATAPULT DANCE CHOREOGRAPHIC HUB
‘Industry to Nature’ - These artists in collaboration with Director Cadi McCarthy from Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub came up with the brief - interpret our City’s journey from Industry to Nature. The artists responded with a series of dance phrases that celebrate Newcastle’s unique landscape and the City’s revitalised connection to the shoreline and ocean. Industrial boots and a white linen shirt are taken to the beach with bathers, reflecting our city’s unique composition and lifestyle. They also inspired the sound design to carry these themes of the drama of industry and the emergence of nature. The various dance phrases are explained in a series of three short stories.