For the Great Exhibition of the North, Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich will transform Grey’s Monument into The Worker’s Maypole in an act of celebration that brings focus to the collective values at the heart of the North of England. The Worker’s Maypole pays tribute to and affirms the North’s achievements and feats for equality.

Grey’s Monument stands in the heart of Newcastle, a tribute not only to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey who led the passing of the Great Reform Act 1832, but also as a symbol of the area’s role in supporting a fairer society. The monument will become a temporary Worker’s Maypole displaying the accolades of society, health, education, science, art and fellowship for all; placing at the heart of civic space the shared principles that have been and remain significant to the communities of the North.

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