North East Wilds Forest Lunch Club Project Update

North East Wilds and Stomping Grounds have delivered over 50 food parcels over the past 4 weeks to women in Chopwell village as part of their Forest Lunch Club project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

They said: “It’s sad not to be out in the woods cooking and crafting with this group of wonderful women, but we’re really glad that we can support in other ways. We’ve also delivered some grow kits and with thanks to The Pickle Palace we’re able to deliver some bedding plants to some families too. If we can’t take the group into the great outdoors, we’ll bring it to them instead! With thanks to Well Newcastle Gateshead for their support and flexibility at this time.”

 

Quick Crafters Chopwell Wall Hanging Event

We were delighted to attend the unveiling of the Quick Crafters’ Chopwell Wall Hanging, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund. The piece will be on permanent display at Chopwell Community Centre, for residents and visitors to enjoy.

It looks fantastic and depicts the landmarks and spirit of the town. Well done to the group and artist Donna Cheshire, worked with the group to produce the piece!

The group hope to do similar work in the future with the equipment they were able to purchase with the Arts Fund grant and to increase their membership with new creative activities.

Digital Voice in The Chronicle

Digital Voice for Communities, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, featured in The Chronicle this weekend.

Please read the article below, featuring their fantastic project aimed at creating a lasting digital record of Chopwell’s history:

Digital Voice – Chopwell Past and Present

Digital Voice, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, are running a project enabling Chopwell residents to create a lasting digital record of the town, past and present.

The work will culminate in an exhibition of the group’s work during the summer and the content produced will be available on social media for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Here they are reviewing photographs and remembering days gone by!

Well Newcastle Gateshead Community Conversation March 2019 – Chopwell

Just a reminder that the Well Newcastle Gateshead’s next Community Conversation will take place on 5 March 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at Chopwell Methodist Church.

Please come along to discuss ideas for projects you’d like to see in the area and to learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund. Please email vanessa@bluestoneconsortium.org.uk if you would like to attend. We’d love to see you there!

Well Newcastle Gateshead Community Conversation March 2019

Well Newcastle Gateshead’s next Community Conversation will take place on 5 March 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at Chopwell Methodist Church.

Please come along to discuss ideas for projects you’d like to see in the area and to learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund. Please email vanessa@bluestoneconsortium.org.uk if you would like to attend.