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Newcastle upon Tyne, often referred to as just Newcastle, is a city located in the metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear in the north east of England. Newcastle lies on the north bank of the River Tyne and is roughly 9 miles from the North Sea coast. The development of the seaport in the 16th century contributed to Newcastle's growth along with the shipyards that were located lower down the river towards the coast. At one time Newcastle was amongst the world's largest ship building and ship repairing centres. Modern day Newcastle's economy includes hosting many corporate headquarters, education, digital technologies, retail, tourism and other cultural centres.
Newcastle is world famous for a number of iconic brands: Newcastle Brown Ale, a brand of beer, Newcastle United Football Club, a Premier League football team and the Tyne Bridge. It is also home to the most popular half marathon, the Great North Run.
Newcastle's thriving Chinatown lies in the north-west of Grainger Town, centered on Stowell Street. A new Chinese arch, or paifang, providing a landmark entrance, was handed over to the city with a ceremony in 2005.
The UK's first biotechnology village, the "Centre for Life" is located in the city centre close to Newcastle Central railway station. The village is the first step in the City Council's plans to transform Newcastle into a science city.
The Scottish city of Glasgow has many facilities spread across the city that range from opera and ballet to football and curling. The city also has many museums and galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Most of Scotland's arts organisations are also based in Glasgow including the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Youth Theatre. In 1990 Glasgow was declared European City of Culture in celebration of its cultural heritage.
Glasgow's many theatres include the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre. The King's Theatre is primarily a receiving house for touring musicals, dance, comedy and circus-type performances. The theatre also provides a prominent stage for local amateur productions and also stages an annual pantomime, produced by First Family Entertainment.
If live music is what you are looking for then Glasgow also has many live concert venues, pubs and clubs including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Hydro, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (the SECC), Glasgow Cathouse. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, the Queen Margaret Union and the Barrowland.