Previous Events

There have been a number of Imagine North East events and activities. Please follow the links to read about some of them and to download publications.


Imagine North East Exhibition, Saturday 27 June (Launch event) until Friday 4 September 2015, St James’ Church, Benwell, NE15 6RR

Today’s News. Yesterday’s History. A Story of Benwell’s Children in the First World War, Saturday 28 March 2015, Gather at 13.00, Beecham Close (off Pendower Way), Pendower Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne,NE15 6LG. This was an event organised by the Pendower Good Neighbour Project for Imagine North East.

Exploring our Past Present and Future – in Felt: Benwell in Felt Exhibition and Book Launch, Friday 10 April at 2pm. Exhibition displayed between 2 – 15 April at the City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne. Benwell in Felt was an Imagine North East project by St James’ Centre for Heritage and Culture. The felting artwork is now on permanent display at the Carnegie Building, Atkinson Road, Benwell. Download the booklet here Never Felt so Good

Local History Day/North Shields Exhibition, Saturday 2 May 2015, 10.00 – 15.00. Central (North Shields) Library, North Shields Customer First Centre, Northumberland Square, North Shields, NE30 1QU, Opening Times on Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00. (A display of 1970s photographs was displayed until 8 May)

Imagining Community in Benwell: a Future Creating Workshop, with Mary Brydon Miller, Wednesday 6 May 2015, 2.00 – 4.30, Carnegie Building, Atkinson Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8XS. Read more about this workshop here

Imagine North East – North Shields Exhibition, 11 – 22 May, Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, Fish Quay, North Shields. Read more about this exhibition and see photos here

This was a special event at The Meadows, North Shields on 24th June 12.30-2.30  – “An English Estate: Meadow Well  in the 1990s” – film show and discussion with local film-maker Hugh Kelly. Venue Address: The Meadows Community Centre, Waterville Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 6BA. This event was part of the Connected Communities Festival. Read more about the event in the blog post written by Hugh Kelly here

Imagine North East, Launch of Exhibition, Launch at 11am Saturday 27 June, with opening speeches followed by lunch. On the 27 June the exhibition is open 10.30 – 16.30 and displayed at this venue until Friday 4 September 2015, St James’ Church, Benwell Lane, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6RR. Read about the exhibition launch and see photos taken on the day here

Benwell storytelling and model-making project ‘Imagining Benwell: If Benwell was an animal, what would it be?’ During June and July 2015 (as part of the Connected Communities Festival Events for Imagine North East) four groups of children and parents (from Riverside Community Health Project, Pendower Good Neighbour Project, Bridgewater Primary School and Action for Children Supporting Families) were involved in story telling (to help choose an animal to depict Benwell) and model making sessions (to make the animal).

Imagine2 Launch, 3rd April 2014, Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Academics and community partners from the North East and Coventry came together to launch Imagine2. The Launch report can be found here Imagine2 Launch Report, April 2014

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