GeNErosity Festival

A Festival of Philanthropy and Giving

Past Production
GeNErosity Festival
The GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving is a partnership project between the Community Foundation and Newcastle University.
7-27 November

November Club is talking with groups of young people to produce something new and exciting for the GeNErosity Festival that is forward thinking and captures the voice of young people. The groups include; Barnabus Safe and Sound Youth Groups, Northbourne Youth Initiative and Hirst Welfare Youth Group.

Working alongside theatre practitioners Jane Holman, Calum Howard and Laura Rea, students from Longbenton High School will deliver something fun and exciting to present their playful and inspiring take on philanthropy.

Can't make the perfomance? Listen now to a specially commissioned song. Lyrics by Fiona Ellis. Original music and performed by Katie Doherty. 

GeNErosity Patter Song 

Images credit: The Community Foundation


The GeNErosity Festival aims are: 

• To celebrate and raise awareness of what philanthropy has achieved in the North East

• To question, debate and inform the future role of philanthropy in the North East

• To encourage more philanthropy and philanthropists, in all its forms, by demonstrating the joy of giving and the good it can do.

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Intrigued? You can see and hear more: 

7th November, 10am - GeNErosity Festival Launch, at Discovery Museum. 

19th November,4pm - GeNErosity Festival North Northumberland Roadshow at The Maltings, Berwick.

What people said

“I’m delighted for our students to have worked with November Club as a professional arts company and for them to have gained the experience that they have. I also think the subject matter of the festival was very interesting and something young people should be engaging with more.”

Mary Houlton, Curriculum Leader of Music and Drama, Longbenton High School

Through the medium of drama the @November_Club together with students from @longbentonhs raised some of the most interesting points that will come to shape debates over the next few weeks. @GeNErosityFest

Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy at Newcastle University