In his role with Newcastle City Council, Ben researched, consulted on, edited, project managed and produced a suite of materials including a visitor information leaflet, four interpretation panels, the revamping of old interpretation panels and lecterns and a visitor information and project update website as part of the first phase of the Old Newcastle Project. He also brought his passion for all things digital into the mix and established a working dialogue with the University of Newcastle's CultureLab in an effort to brainstorm ideas for digital interpretation in Old Newcastle that could then be taken into a funded research and development project.
The project required:
Visit OldNewcastle to explore nearly 2000 years of history all packed into half a square mile. Whether you want to explore, take in the fine architecture or discover the rich heritage of the historic heart of Newcastle, there’s something here for everyone.
Explore the site of the Roman Fort of Pons Aelius or visit one of the UKs finest examples of Norman stone keeps or donjons. Stop in at The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, with its fine 15th century Lantern Tower which for centuries guided ships up the Tyne or take a leisurely stroll around The Black Gate, a Barbican built to the north entrance of the Castle during the reign of King Henry III.