Go and See visits from the comfort of your own home
East Durham Creates’ Go & See project organises visits for our community to attend local and national cultural venues. As we can no longer facilitate this due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked with our ‘Advanced Party’ (members of our local community who advise us on the project) to developed a new way of allowing local people to still access these experiences by virtually visiting exhibitions and watching theatre online. On Wednesdays East Durham Creates launches a new Virtual Go & See Visit which runs for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks on Tuesday evenings at 6pm, local people who have participated are invited to join a Zoom Meeting to discuss their experience of the virtual visit with East Durham Creates and other members of our local community.
If you wish to get involved in these meetings or wish to find out more information regarding the project please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Change – Open Clasp
Devised with women in HMP Low Newton to tour to male prisons, critically-acclaimed Key Change carries their voices over the razor wire in a raw, illuminating and very funny portrayal of women in prison. WARNING: If you have experienced domestic abuse and/or trauma this play may trigger you, so please take care of yourself and you can look at Open Clasp website where there are helplines for you.
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Grayson Perry – Serpentine Galleries
The exhibition explores the nature of British identity and looks at the devide of ‘Remainers’ and ‘Leavers’ from the 2016 EU referendum. The show also displays tapestries, banners, a bronze head and a ‘shrine’ commemorating his marriage.
To be taken to the Serpentine click here: bit.ly/EDCGrayson
Grayson’s Art Club – Channel 4
Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s leading artists, brings the nation together through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses set to unleash our collective creativity during lock down.
To be taken to Grayson’s Art Club click here: bit.ly/EDCArtClub
Best in the World – Unfolding Theatre
Join us on a hilarious, occasionally heroic and heart-warming journey, featuring true stories of success, live darts and celebrations of our own personal triumphs. This uplifting show will renew your faith in life and darts. Who knows? You might be the best audience in the world.
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Andy Warhol – Tate Gallery
This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years.
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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?
To be taken to the film click here: bit.ly/DOORBELL
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.
To be taken to the film click here: bit.ly/MICHAELSMAP
Jack & Jill – Skimstone Arts
‘Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox’ is a sensitive, humorous and challenging performance. It invites us to follow the considerable changes in the lives of Jack and Jill and their children Lucy and Peter due to a diagnosis of dementia. The film encourages the audience to think about how they live and work alongside those in their communities who have a diagnosis of dementia.
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Windrush: Movement of the People – Phoenix Dance Theatre