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Walking Together

Walking Together

Walking Together is one of the first projects to come under my new social enterprise, Dingy Butterflies CIC, working in Bensham. Angela Kennedy will lead two walks around Bensham taking in the area, bringing people together in a creative way. Walk 1: Thursday 16th July, 1-3pm Bensham Grove Community Centre to the Shipley Art Gallery […]

Guest blogger for TWAM

Guest blogger for TWAM

Tyne & Wear Archives invited me to be a guest blogger on their website to write and present the Spence Watson Archive Project. You can read the article here.  

Hannah Festival

Hannah Festival

The Spence Watson Archive Project is taking part in the Hannah Festival (3-8 June 2014). The Hannah Festival asks three questions: What great stuff is happening in places in England’s north now? Who is doing it? How can more of it happen? To celebrate the launch of the Hannah Festival (3-8 June 2014) The Spence […]

Walkabout

Walkabout

Working with artist Ben Jeans Houghton over three days (23-25 April), ten pupils at Kelvin Grove Primary School worked together to help Ben create footage and a soundtrack for a short film. The children painted a jungle scene as a back drop to them being filmed, created masks, walked around Bensham and visited Bensham Grove […]

The Voices of Bensham Grove

The Voices of Bensham Grove

Stevie Ronnie’s creative writing workshop working with local people at Bensham Grove on the 7th April. Stevie used archival material about the visitors to the house during the Spence Watson’s time there, a number of letters found in Tyne & Wear Archives and the Robinson Library Special Collection. He also researched the quotes from Elizabeth […]

Two FREE Workshops in Bensham

Two FREE Workshops in Bensham

As part of the Spence Watson project I am organising two free workshops and performances at Bensham Grove Community Centre run by artists Stevie Ronnie and Jane Dudman. These workshops are part of the Arts Council funded digital arts and heritage project, ‘The Spence-Watson Archive’, I am currently undertaking with Tyne & Wear Archive and […]