With Sam Fender winning another BRIT Award and name checking his home town of North Shields at every opportunity, it’s most definitely on the map now!
It’s been a place to come to for hundreds of years and we’ve been working with a few local schools to explore its heritage.
Here’s a round up of what we’ve been up to as part of #HistoricHigh Streets and the Hi! Culture initiative. We’re on pages 8 and 9.
And whilst we are talking about name checking – thanks so much to Battle Hill Primary School, New York Primary School, Waterville Primary School, Monkhouse Primary School and Marden High School for working with us.
We’d also like to thank Paul Booth at Pixx Media, Professor Brian Ward, Ana Guerra-Moore from the BBC, The Newcastle Quakers, our volunteers Katy Hackers, Charlotte Bilby and Sue Miller and also Alastair Cummings at Big River Films for helping us to deliver our recent school projects.
And finally ….. a HUGE thank you to our funders Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
We’re looking foward to starting our next project all about the Artists of North Shields at Wellfield Middle School in May.