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I've not been to a spoken word event before and I'm pleased to have experienced it. The performers said some interesting and thought-provoking stuff! I'm pleased my girls had the opportunity to be part of the process.

Parent of youth participant, Stepping Out Of the Box

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Latest Past Events

Make Do and Mend Film Screening (Free)

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle Galgate, Barnard Castle

This powerful short film, that audiences have called 'life changing', is full of heartache and humour and shares three real North East women’s personal stories of domestic abuse. The verbatim script was created using these thought-provoking accounts and much of the set, costumes and props were designed and made together with them. The film is…

Stepping Out of The Box Art Exhibition

Palace Green Library, Durham University Palace Green, Durham

Led by our Artistic Director Polly Turner, young people from Parkside Academy, King James I Academy, Teesdale School and Wolsingham School have created artwork that has been incorporated into our original art exhibition – Stepping Out of The Box - which kicked off at Locomotion and has now moved to Durham University. This original artistic…

Panel Talk – Is All Art Activism?

We're hosting a thought-provoking panel talk, asking a question which is bound to ignite many opinions - "Is all art activism"? Guido Reni's painting style is sublime, yet the subject of the central painting in The Bowes Museum's 'The Power and The Virtue' exhibition is violent- a woman who has committed suicide after being raped.…