Well Newcastle Gateshead Community Conversation November 2019

Well Newcastle Gateshead’s next Community Conversation will take place at Byker Community Centre on 18 November 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Come along to discuss ideas for projects you’d like to see in the area and learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

We hope to see you there!

Friends Action North East Need You!

Friends Action North East are looking for volunteer support workers to help run creative activities as part of the Make Art, Make Friends project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund. They are also looking for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to take part in the lovely activities offered. Please see more details about these opportunities below and feel free to share around your networks!

Digital Voice – Chopwell Past and Present Resource

Digital Voice, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, worked with a group of Chopwell residents to create a digital resource to celebrate the history of the village based on old photographs they collected.

In the video below, they talk about the project and the stories behind each photo. All of the materials and photos collected for the project can be found in the Chopwell Regeneration Group website, http://www.chopwell.org.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden Early Explorers

Scotswood Natural Community Garden have started their Early Explorers project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

In this video, they showcase some of the children’s creative activities using the garden as inspiration. Fantastic work!

Thank you to the Scotswood Garden team for sharing this.

Digital Voice Chopwell Past and Present Event

We were delighted to attend Digital Voice’s Chopwell Past and Present Event at Chopwell Community Centre yesterday, where they exhibited part of the thousands of photographs collected and curated by Chopwell residents as part of the Digital Art for Chopwell project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

The event also featured a film of the work undertaken, with great stories about the photographs and history of the town. Well done to all who took part!

The collection of photographs and the film will very shortly be available on the Digital Voice YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC07YzYIy9bbT9V4tuw-mlcg?view_as=subscriber, and the Chopwell Regeneration Group website, http://www.chopwell.org/.

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.