Children North East and North East Wellbeing will be holding
a special event this summer to explore how innovative practice can be joined up
to improve the life chances of vulnerable children. There will be inspirational
content from a range of partners and speakers, including Great North Childrens
The event will take place on 11 July 2019; please see below for further details, including information on how to book a place. Well Newcastle Gateshead will also have a presence at the event, to speak to attendees about the Arts Fund and recently funded projects.
In order to assist projects to create and share digital stories about their work, Well Newcastle Gateshead have created a Digital Storytelling instructional video.
Submission of digital stories will now be a grant condition for the Arts Fund and will enable projects to have a lasting record of their impact to generate greater awareness and help with future funding and publicity.
We are asking existing projects to create digital stories about their work and we will share these soon.
We’d like to thank Anton Hecht and Ho-Yin Wong for the creation of the video and Claire Webster Saaremets and her project team from Skimstone Arts for taking part!
Well Newcastle Gateshead have launched a Facebook page. Please like and follow the page to find out more about their work and about projects supported by the Arts Fund.
We will continue to post updates on the Well Newcastle Gateshead project via the Blue Stone Consortium Twitter page, for those of you who prefer that platform, and of course updates on Blue Stone Consortium’s work!
celebration event was held for all 10 Well North Pathfinders at Norton Priory in
March to showcase the impact of programme over the last 4 years and to
introduce Well North’s legacy vehicle, Well North Enterprises.
Enterprises will offer expertise in enterprise, innovation, arts, creativity
and leadership development to organisations across the UK and internationally.
Mawson, Executive Chairman of Well North and Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of
Public Health England (pictured below), spoke about the achievements of each Pathfinder
and the difference they have made to the health and wellbeing of people in their
The event featured a short film which illustrated each Pathfinder’s successes. We were very proud to see the Well Newcastle Gateshead project appear in the film, a copy of which can be found at: http://www.wellnorth.co.uk/
Matt Worden, Well North’s resident artist, was commissioned to create sketches for each Pathfinder highlighting their stories and projects. A picture of Well Newcastle Gateshead’s sketch can also be seen below, and a copy of it is in proud display in our office!
Well North have published a report detailing the work and legacy of the Pathfinders. You can read it here: