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Durham University

Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

North East Community Projects

These are projects undertaken by community partners in Benwell and North Shields exploring aspects of history and aspirations for the future.

A Journey through Time, a graffiti art project, Phoenix Detached Youth Project, North Shields

Benwell in Felt, a felting art project, St James’ Centre for Heritage and Culture, Benwell

Bridging the History, a community-led oral history project, Meadow Well Connected, North Shields

Filming Change, creating a film of the historic graveyard, St James’ Heritage and Environment Group, Benwell

Growing Old in West Newcastle, events and activities for older people on the theme of local history, Search Project, Benwell

Hopes and Fears, creating a film with young people, Patchwork Youth Project, Benwell

Imagining Community at Cedarwood, a family and community history project, Cedarwood Trust, North Shields

Oral History Training and Support, Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future and Living History North East

Playing with Change and Ideas, creating a mobile interactive toy, Riverside Community Health Project, Benwell

Remembering Benwell, developing new ways to reach communities, West Newcastle Picture History Collection, Benwell

Time Traveller, an intergenerational project, Pendower Good Neighbour Project, Benwell

West End and North Shields Stories, creating digital stories, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums