Quick Crafters Children’s Crafting Day

The Quick Crafters Group, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts fund, held a Children’s Crafting Day on 13 August 2019 at Chopwell Community Centre. Children and their parents made some lovely crafts, including clay figures and driftwood boats. Some of the parents loved the activities so much, that they will join the group at their fortnightly sessions!

The Twisting Ducks Video

The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company support people with learning disabilities and autism to celebrate their creative talents and develop art.

In partnership with the West End Schools Trust and with support from the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, they are delivering creative workshops to children aged 3-5 to help increase their emotional resilience. The workshops use storytelling, play objects, dance and drama to help children explore feelings and behaviours and are delivered by an arts facilitator, two group members and a support worker.

In the video below, they showcase their great work so far.

Summer Conference: Helping Vulnerable Children in Our Schools and Communities

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 Hospital.

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.

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 at Newcastle Funding Fair

Well Newcastle Gateshead will be at the upcoming Newcastle Funding Fair on 6 June. Please see more details about the event below.

Please pop in to say hello and to learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

To book a place at the Fair, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/newcastle-funding-fair-2019-tickets-59519902631

Well Newcastle Gateshead Digital Storytelling Resource

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!