I have been involved in a variety of Participatory Arts Projects, and had the pleasure of working with many different community groups and individuals.
Here you can find out more about projects I have worked on.
The project involved Community Arts Project North East and Clare Hunt interviewing older people from Sunderland and South Tyneside. We spoke to 11 people who told us their life stories. We then worked with them to write songs and music based upon the stories they told us. The project culminated in a live performance featuring 10 of the original group in front of a live audience at the Quaker Meeting House in Sunderland. All of the participants have told us how much they enjoyed being part of the project and how much they would like to continue to be part of the music making process. You can listen to my radio documentary about the project here
The project was funded by The Cultural Spring
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow Crusade, Pupils from Dunn Street School, Jarrow School, Jarrow Sea Cadets and Jarrow YMCA took part in a Flash Mob in Jarrow Town Centre on 1st October 2016. Performing to Choral Speech taken from the play To Better Times written by Lorna Windham. The video was captured by Unified Media, and the event was supported by South Tyneside Council, Jarrow & Boldon Community Area Forum.