Together again will give many different people the opportunity to take part.
Children’s Making Sessions
Alizon Bennet is reaching children and families helping them explore their connection to their town. She will lead child friendly workshops in North Shields and Wallsend branch libraries. The young artists will be supported to create painted blocks. These colourful sculptures will allow them to explore their ideas about what their town and high street should look like and do. These boxes will be exhibited in empty spaces bring empty or neglected spaces to life. Details of how to book onto these workshops are coming soon. Priority places will be offered to children with caring responsibilities.
The Voices of Wallsend and North Shields
Jay Sykes invites residents of North Shields and Wallsend to share their voice. You can take part remotely or in person. Learning from the pandemic and our experience of reaching people online if you would like to take part from your own home you can (with minimal equipment).
Have your say from Home…
Record an audio message on your smartphone. Your message should not last longer than five minutes.
On your recording please:
- Introduce yourself e.g. I’m John from Wallsend. I’ve lived here for 45 years and am a decorator.
- Take a moment to talk about one or more of these questions: Where do you call home? / How do you feel about Wallsend/North Shields today? / What do you love about Wallsend/North Shields? / What frustrates you about Wallsend/North Shields? / What should change about Wallsend/North Shields? / How do you spend time in our local green spaces? /What is your hidden gem in Wallsend/North Shields?
- Send your recordings to [email protected] with the title ‘Together Again My Voice’.
By emailing, you grant Helix Arts permission to use your recording to create a playlist and sound piece that will be shared publicly.
Prefer to talk in person? Jay will be collecting some field recordings on high streets and green spaces across Wallsend and North Shields. Ensure you follow Helix Arts on Facebook and Twitter to find out where you can meet Jay.
Sofia Barton is working with Walking With. Sofia will guide service users to explore their emerging connection to Wallsend and surrounding areas.
Walking With was set up over 20 years ago to welcome, befriend and support refugees, asylum seekers and others in need in the local and wider community, seeking to embrace the borough of North Tyneside.
Sofia’s illustration sessions will compliment Walking Withs regular happy to chat sessions. Her workshops will provide another safe space for people to share their experience and practice their conversational language skills.
Enjoy Pop Up Artworks in Wallsend and North Shields
Together Again will culminate with pop up exhibits and interventions across both towns in spaces identified by participants.