Between January and March 2022 artists Theresa Easton and Theresa Poulton undertook an Artist in Residency programme. Listening and responding to individuals’ stories, ideas and opinions through participatory arts sessions, Family Gateway members were encouraged to dive in and gain new skills.
Sessions were offered to whole families as well as small group participatory arts experiences for young carers, siblings, guardians/parents/grandparents and wider family members.
“We believe taking time out for yourself can make a world of difference!”
Making Memories was a key project in the Better Connect programme and our partners, the Family Gateway, are and continue to be strategic in our work across North Tyneside.
To ensure sessions were flexible, and available across the week they were held at various locations across North Tyneside including, online, in-venue at Howdon Community Hub, conversations in the park and creative chats in the cafe. In these challenging times, working with Family Gateway we wanted to make it easier for participants to engage.