The Quartet of Nations Region 31 annual convention returns to the north east of England

Gateshead on the River Tyne offers world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you will be amazed at how much is on offer whatever your tastes.


All convention activities take place at Sage Gateshead situated on Gateshead Quays between the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges. Its distinctive shape makes it impossible to miss.

Sage Gateshead
St Mary’s Square
Gateshead Quays

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Newcastle International Airport is a 25-minute drive to Sage Gateshead. There is also a Metro link connection to the Gateshead Interchange. Go to for more information.

The nearest railway station is Newcastle Central. From the station, either catch a yellow Quaylink Q1 bus (15 minutes), walk (15 minutes) or take a taxi (8 minutes) to Sage Gateshead.

Newcastle Coach Station, operated by National Express, is situated on St James’ Boulevard. It is a 10-minute walk from the Metro at Central Station.

Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 to Gateshead town centre. At the roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through two sets of traffic lights. Get into the right hand lane to go straight over at a third set of lights. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto Oakwellgate and immediately right under the railway bridge up the steep slope into the car park, or second right to the drop-off point, or blue badge parking. Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building.

Check the Sage Gateshead website for more details on how to get there.

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