Improving access to Culture for Local People!

After delays caused by the global pandemic the extension to East Durham Trust’s base at Community House was completed in August 2020.

A bespoke space designed for Arts and Cultural activity the Arts Cafe @ Community House will provide a place for performances, sessions and activity. Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the Arts Cafe isn’t able to invite lots of local people in as we’d hoped but there are lots of plans for the future!

The facility will stage artistic performances and exhibitions and support the aims of our East Durham Creates project by giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to engage with Culture and Creativity. Who needs Starbucks or Sage Gateshead?!

​The Arts Cafe @ Community House was made possible thanks to funding from the Clothworkers Foundation, East Durham Area Action Partnership, various local Councillors and Durham County Council as well as a crowdfunding campaign where you helped make it happen. See below for the people who made it happen: