17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
The half day showcase event is supported by facilitated sessions with 4 groups of young people aged 14-24 (including NEETS, Undergraduates, BMEs, Women and Girls, Transient) which will take place prior to the Festival week. Working alongside youth workers, scientists and creative industry the aim of these sessions is to produce creative peer-to-peer materials, which have an age-appropriate message about alcohol and health and which can be showcased at the Festival.
The Beacon, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
20. Venue requirements:
The interactive exhibition will take place in a large room that can be divided for theatre style presentations and a cabaret style discussion break out area, with space for posters and film displays as well as for other outreach projects to attend.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
This event will explore health and social issues related to young people’s alcohol consumption (aged 14-24) in Newcastle upon Tyne. It aims to help young people understand risks of excessive drinking and raise awareness about what may influence their drinking behaviour in the environment around them (e.g. parents, peers, industry).
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The North East of England has the highest proportion of young people who have ever drunk alcohol (51%) and who have drunk alcohol in the last week (17%), as well as the highest mean consumption in the last week (15.2 units). As a result alcohol-related liver problems are manifesting far earlier than in previous decades with current figures suggesting that there has been a 400% increase in the number of 30-34 year olds being admitted to hospital with alcohol-related liver disease in the North East since 2002.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Young people addressing issues that have a particular regional as well as health significance to them. The high profile of Britain’s “binge drinking culture” as a public health and policy issue. As the population ages, ensuring that we live healthier as well as longer lives by helping to take preventative methods to alleviate the increasing burden on the NHS caused by alcohol related diseases. University researchers sharing knowledge and developing links with hard to reach cohorts that may benefit most from it.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
The Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age aims to increase independence, choice and quality of life for people as they age through activities that support and promote healthy ageing. The Institute of Health and Society was awarded the silver Athena Swan award in recognition of their achievements in developing female scientists. Newcastle Science City works with investors, businesses, communities, schools, entrepreneurs and academics helping everyone in the city to benefit from our world-class science, making peoples’ lives healthier, longer and more prosperous.
1. Event Manager Organisation:
Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age, the Institute of Health & Society and Newcastle Science City
2. Event Manager First Name:
4. Event Manager Address line 1:
2nd Floor Biomedical Research Building
5. Event Manager Address line 2:
6. Event Manager Address line 3:
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
7. Event Manager Postcode:
8. Event Manager Telephone number:
0191 208 1143
9. Event Manager Email address:
10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
Medical Sciences 
3. Event Manager Surname:
11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Wednesday 11 September 2013