Join us for our next major community art event ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ on Tuesday 14th May 8am-11pm


On 14th May, we will bring you our next major community art event If These Walls Could Talk. Two North East visual artists; Sally Southern and Nicola Lynch have been out talking to lots of people, gathering ideas and delivering workshops with local people aged 55+ over the past six months. The project has been exploring the idea of what is the ‘magic’ of everyday life and looking at local people’s stories. From these initial workshops, the groups have developed artwork relating to these stories, which they are currently accumulating into exhibitions for the final event in May.

The If These Walls Could Talk event will involve following a trail of art, where people will see exhibitions, performances and artwork in surprising and unusual outdoor locations. The event will feature artwork created by the local community, weaving in snippets and stories that add humour, warmth and a very personal look at life within their home. (It will be something East Durham will have never seen before!) After the walking trail there will be an opportunity to get involved in activities where you can make elements of the exhibition yourself. There will be bingo, singing, art activities, light refreshments and it is FREE TO ATTEND! The event is happening in Horden throughout the day 8am – 11pm, with a starting point of Horden Labour Club. There will be free transport provided along the route for those who need it as well as an indoor rest point for refreshments, activities and toilet facilities. The trail should take approximately an hour to complete if walking. It is open to ALL AGE RANGES – so everyone from families to older adults will enjoy it.

For regular updates about project, please follow the ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2Rjg4QR

Get Involved

We would love to have you attend on the day of the exhibition individually or if you know a group that would like to attend, we would love to have you come. There are also volunteering opportunities during the If These Walls Could Talk exhibition, which we would love to have members of our local community fill.

Volunteer Opportunities.

We are looking for volunteers to cover a three-hour time slot for the ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ exhibition on Tuesday 14th May 2019. Up to two people can cover one slot and volunteers are welcome to do more than one slot. We need volunteers between 8am and 8pm. Volunteers will need to be available for a briefing the week before on Tuesday 7th May (either 10am at East Durham Partnership or from 1pm at Horden Labour Club). Travel expenses will be covered.

Group Bookings.

If you know a group would like to take part, we need you to confirm a few details with us.

We need to know:
– Who your main contact is
– What your arrival time at the venue will be (Horden Labour Club, Sunderland Road)
– If you need us to provide transport for you (free of charge, and how many people for)

If you are interested in coming along, complete the details on the form provided Group Booking Form BY MONDAY 22nd APRIL, and we will contact you to arrange a transport pick up time. As we are expecting many groups, we are allocating specific time slots for a two-hour visit. We will endeavour to give you your preferred slot, but it will be on a first come first served basis.
If you are interested in volunteering or making a group booking please get in touch with East Durham Creates or feel free to  contact;
Sally Southern – 07808473300
Nicola Lynch – 07711941074.




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