In Pictures: Dazzling display kicks off Great Exhibition Of The North

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The Great Exhibition Of The North got off to a spectacular start with an opening event around the River Tyne in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Drones and fireworks provided an aerial spectacle for an estimated 20,000 gathered on the quayside.

The Exhibition is intended to showcase the North and counter suggestions that it is in decline.

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Wowzers what a day! THANK YOU for sharing it with us! Great Exhibition of the North is now officially open - go out and experience 80 unforgettable days of art, design and innovation.#GetNorth2018https://t.co/nKr2HZu7Tqpic.twitter.com/Tv0pITh283

-- Great Exhibition of the North 2018 (@getnorth2018) June 22, 2018

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