Autumn Conference: Helping Vulnerable Children in Our Schools and Communities

Children North East and North East Wellbeing will be holding a special event in November 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 Children’s Hospital. There will also be a puppetry session from 4M Puppets!

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.

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,

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, and the Chopwell Regeneration Group website,