Are You Feeling Isolated or Shielding in East Durham?
Connect With People In Your Area

East Durham Creates are wanting to bring people together who are feeling isolated during COVID-19 to hear your stories and experiences to inspire a brand new performance by Skimstone Arts. Skimstone Arts supports diverse artists and those at risk of isolation, to create work with, for and about the world that matters to them.

If you are interested in being involved or know someone who would benefit from getting involved we would like you to firstly watch our FREE triple bill of short films by Skimstone Arts. Please note the following films explore content around social isolation  and dementia. 

Our feature film is Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future – Skimstone Arts.

My home, my castle, my container, my prison? How do we imagine the future of where and how we live? Who will we live with? What can we afford? What will our lives look like and how will we manage? This sensitive, humorous and moving performance, with original songs and live soundscapes, explores: Behind our doorbells and front doors, how are we dreaming of the future?

Click Here to watch with subtitles

Click Here to find out more about Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future.


We then invite you to watch Michael’s Map – Skimstone Arts

Michael’s Map has been produced in a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Skimstone Arts. It is an inciting film that encourages the audience to stimulate dialogue about the experience of living with dementia and dementia care and those experiencing it in our own communities.

Click here to find out more about Michael’s Map

Finally we invite you to watch Jack and Jill – Skimstone Arts

‘Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox’ encourages the audience to think about how they live and work alongside those in their communities who have a diagnosis of dementia.

Click Here to find out more information about Jack and Jill


East Durham Creates then invites you to join us on a FREE Zoom Meeting on Tuesday 30th June at 6pm where we will meet Claire from Skimstone Arts who will have a chat to the group about the performances and talk to you about your own experiences.

Zoom Meeting ID: 923 0898 3865
(no password required)
Tuesday 30th June – 6pm

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We hope that this will help bring people who are feeling isolated a regular space to meet and feel less alone. If you know of someone who would benefit from being a part of the group please get in touch with Emma at

We would love to hear your thoughts about this project and ask you to fill in a quick survey to give your feedback and be in with the chance of winning shopping vouchers. Please click here to be taken to the survey.

East Durham Creates have worked in partnership with Skimstone Arts to bring you this Virtual Go & See Visit. To find out more about the work of Skimstone Arts please visit their website.

Photo Credit: Skimstone Arts

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