The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle
The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle is a society of prominent Newcastle digital and social media enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, creatives, app developers, film producers, investors and others wanting to encourage creative thinking and new ideas in a digital world.
Establshed in 2010, we’re a not-for-profit organisation that host educational events featuring prominent local digital talent as well as a splattering of high profile geeks and others.
Now you want to know why we called it The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle?
Surprise – it’s not a pun on the word ‘lunatics’.
But after a dinner club and informal society of prominent industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham, England to debate the new thinking of the industrial revolution.
They were called ‘Lunar Society of Birmingham‘ and its members cheerfully referred to themselves as “lunaticks.” Rather than steam engines and cotton mills, our bunch of lunaticks to discuss the digital revolution.
The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle is dedicated to establishing a strong digital culture in the city of Newcastle – inspiring creativity, new thinking and ideas in the digital age.