‘East Durham Created’ – A celebration of the Let’s Create arts activities in East Durham.
Almost £50,000 was awarded to 22 individual projects in East Durham through Let’s Create, a commissioning scheme that gave local groups, venues and arts organisations the chance to test out new ideas and build on the creative activities already happening in the region.
On Friday 17 February 2017, members of the local community and the funded projects gathered together at East Durham Created, an event to celebrate the fantastic range of activity that has taken place as part of the programme, with performances and exhibitions from nine of the groups which received funding.
The exhibiting organisations were Shotton Community Centre, Shotton I.T. Resource Centre, The Barn at Easington, NOW East Durham, Lifemapping CIC, ShopGirls, Creative Youth Opportunities, Bloominart and East Durham Artists Network (edan). The event included two performances by students from East Durham College Creative Industries Department and a local choir overseen by East Durham Belles.
The event was a celebration that reflected the positive impact that the programme has brought to East Durham.
Read more about the event in our blog post here.