This is a story yet to be told; a story of people working together, of place, of homecoming.
Beamish has been working with partners for the last year to develop a bid for Creative People and Places in East Durham. We were shortlisted and then invited to attend an interview, which took place in March, with a successful outcome announced in May 2013.
The application was developed following consultation with community groups and individuals, and contained a very broad vision for the project. Our over-arching theme was that this is a story yet to be told – a story that will be developed with and for the local community over the next three years, and we welcome thoughts, ideas and expressions of interest about how we turn our broad vision into reality and how that continues beyond the project.
The next stage is a process of developing a business plan for the project, seeking further funding partners and consulting more with communities across East Durham.