Scandinavian Society of Newcastle welcome patron Kate Adie

PUBLISHED: 15:55 27 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:12 20 February 2013

The Society Committee with Patron Kate Adie

The Society Committee with Patron Kate Adie

The Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle upon Tyne held its annual Welcome Party in September, attended by its patron and special guest, broadcaster Kate Adie

The Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle upon Tyne held its annual Welcome Party in September, attended by its patron and special guest, broadcaster Kate Adie.


The Welcome meeting heralded the Societys new season of events at the Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle and was attended by 34 members and guests.


Ms Adie was introduced by the Societys President, Douglas Robinson. She then gave a short introduction to her early life in Sunderland, leading to a degree from Newcastle University in Scandinavian Studies and her eventual move to the BBC.

A presentation of the book Painting the Toon by John Coatsworth, signed by all present, was made to Ms Adie as a reminder of her time in the North East.


The Anglo-Scandinavian Society was founded in 1950 largely due to Danish connections with Newcastle, but this was widened over the years to include Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Icelanders, Faeroese, Greenlanders and residents of North East England.


The aims of the Society are to promote friendship between Scandinavian and British people.

Pictures by Donna-Lisa Healy, a photography student.



The print version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of North East Life

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