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  • Turning the Hourglass | Northern Heartlands

    Dene Valley festive light parade 2022 Back to projects Here you can find out all about our current projects. Turning the Hourglass “Turning The Hourglass” is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘Arts Access & Participation Fund’. We’re working with communities in the parish of Dene Valley and the village of Witton Park, listening to what local residents would like to see happen in their village, supporting exciting events such as the Dene Valley Winter Light Parade and a Hallowe’en Walk and enabling people to have the confidence to start making things happen for themselves. ​ Both places are former 'Category D' locations: villages destined for demolition when the pits closed and deemed worthy of no further investment. We started working in Witton Park in 2021; we've now (2022) been working with the community in Dene Valley for 4 years, building on work we began as a Great Place Scheme. Read about our approach to this work here in a report by artist/researcher Stephen Pritchard. Project Gallery Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk Dene Valley: One Winter's Night Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk 1/39 Thank you to our generous Funders: "One Winter's Night ..." finalist for North East Culture Awards 2022 "Best Event or Exhibition" We Need Your Support Today! Donate

  • Privacy Policy | Northern Heartlands

    Privacy Policy The nominated Data Protection Officer is: Jill Cole jill.cole@northernheartlands.org Northern Heartlands 3 Witham Studios, Hall Street, Barnard Castle. DL12 8JB 01833 200220 Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we adhere to the following principles: Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant, and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. 1. How we collect your data We collect your data on the basis that your consent is: Freely given Specific to the purpose Informed Unambiguous indication of your wishes We collect data: By your completion of online contact form on our website By you contacting us via email or telephone or mobile phone By you completing a paper form requesting personal information By you completing digital surveys and forms requesting personal information ​ 2. Why we collect your data To ensure we have your consent for participating in Northern Heartlands projects and events To contact you about other Northern Heartlands projects or events that may be of interest you To arrange a meeting or contact via telephone or email To collect statistical information for research and evaluation purposes For reporting purposes to funders For publicity and marketing including social media 3. What data we may collect Name Address Age range Gender Ethnicity Sexual orientation Disability Contact information: telephone, mobile, email Comments Images Audio and video recordings 4. Transparency Information we provide and communication with you about your personal data will be: Concise, transparent, intelligible, and easily accessible In clear and plain language in writing or by other means, e.g., electronic If requested, we will provide information orally Information will be provided free of charge 5. How we protect your data – storage, security, deletion, risk assessment We recognise that you retain rights in the personal information we hold about you. We will keep that information secure and use it only for specific legitimate purposes. We take sensible and reasonable precautions to ensure data security and safe storage: Risk assessments on type of data we hold Deploy industry standard security software to prevent security breaches, e.g., firewall, anti-virus, anti-malware, encrypted storage systems Utilise extensive access control Deploy regular software updates Ensure physical security of premises and all mobile devices, e.g., laptops and mobile phones Staff training on security procedures Staff training on data protection 6. With whom we share your data We will not share your data with any other organisation or individual without your consent. Information is anonymised for the purposes of statistical reporting 7. Your rights under data protection legislation 7.1 Right to be informed – the data we provide will be: concise, transparent, intelligible, and easily accessible. written in clear and plain language, particularly if addressed to a child. free of charge. 7.2 Right of access you have the right to access your personal data and supplementary information. The right of access allows you to be aware of and verify the lawfulness of the processing. 7.3 Right to rectification You have the right to have personal data rectified. Your personal data can be rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. 7.4. Right to erasure You have the right to be forgotten, that is you can request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. 7.5. Right to restrict processing You have the right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of personal data. When you restrict processing of your data, we will store the personal data, but not further process it. We will retain enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future. 7.6. Right to data portability You can obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services, e.g., other applications to help you find a better deal or understand your spending habits. You can move, copy, or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability. 7.7. Right to object to your data being processed based on grounds relating to your situation You have the right to object to any processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling). You have the right to object to direct marketing (including profiling). You have the right to object to any processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics. 7.8. Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling We will carry out automated decision making and profiling only if necessary, to our activities and we have your consent to do this. We will provide you with information about any automated information processing Enable you to access this data. 8. How to make a request or a complaint Please contact; Jill Cole, Northern Heartlands, 3 Witham Studios, Hall Street, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8JB Tel: 01833 200220 Email: jill.cole@northernheartlands.org We Need Your Support Today! Donate

  • Arts & Culture | Northern Heartlands | Barnard Castle

    We believe in the creative power of communities to bring about change. Our Mission Current Projects Our work is made possible by: Our vision is for strong, connected, and healthy local communities, where people are actively involved in shaping their lives and their environment Support Us And help our communities Donate Now Community member "Thank you for making this fab event happen."

  • What We Do | Northern Heartlands

    About us Northern Heartlands is a charity based in County Durham bringing the creativity of artists together with individuals, community groups, schools and partner organisations. Together, we create performances, activities and events that change how people feel about themselves, the places where they live, and what happens there. We work with people living in the deeply rural areas of Teesdale and Weardale, and with the post-industrial towns and villages of the former Durham coalfield. Current projects include health and wellbeing activities to support people living with poor mental health (including social prescribing), a town-wide community heritage project, and a partnership project protecting endangered plants in Teesdale. Read about our current projects here . “You brought what I think was a broken community back together - I have never felt so proud in my life” (Audience Member) We recognise that wider change is needed, so we also play a strategic role facilitating better communication and networking between the arts and non-arts sectors, and helping partner organisations improve their engagement with people in communities. Partners and stakeholders have included the Failte Ireland, Town & Country Planning Association, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Visit County Durham, Natural England and the North Pennines AONB Partnership. “What sets Northern Heartlands apart is artists using non-traditional ways to engage with communities and help tease out information. The project supports our Conservation 21 aim of putting people and their values at the heart of environmental projects” (Natural England Conservation 21 Case Study) We believe strongly in ‘co-production’ – working with people and artists to develop the projects, activities, and events they want. This means we don’t always know what the end will be when we start. We also believe that high quality arts, culture and heritage should be available to all. That's why we take our activities, performances and exhibitions out to where people are, whether that’s a village hall, town green, community centre, online or even someone’s front doorstep. We Need Your Support Today! Donate

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  • Who We Are | Northern Heartlands

    The Team Jill Cole Director Jayne Bradley Office and Systems Manager Anna Collins Project Development Manager Naomi Priestly Volunteer and Engagement Officer Plants on The Edge The Board Graham Young Chair Jane Hartley Trustee Tony Harrington Trustee Krystal Wilson Trustee We Need Your Support Today! Donate

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  • Our Mission | Northern Heartlands

    Our Mission... ... is to engage and support local people and communities by using creativity to develop agency, build social capital and foster individual potential. Communities and the artists we work with are at the heart of what we do. We know that people are the real experts in where they live, the issues they face and what needs to change, so we always start by listening. We trust in the skills and knowledge of creative practitioners because we have seen the incredible results, both artistically and for the lives of people who take part. We are committed to supporting the careers of artists in our region. The principles that guide us are set out below, with creativity at the heart of what we do. Our process is a circle because we know that change takes time and trust is hard to earn – so we are in it for the long term with the people, places and artists we work with. We are experimental, we are always trying to learn from successes and failures, and we share that learning. We want to extend understanding between people and across sectors. Our Vision OUR VISION is for strong, connected, and healthy communities, where people are actively involved in shaping their lives and their environment. We strive to achieve our Vision and Mission by: ​ Recognising that each place we work in, and each community we work with, is unique ​ Working with creative practitioners in everything we do ​ Ensuring we always work collaboratively with communities ​ Always reviewing, learning from, and adapting our approach and sharing our learning with others ​ Supporting artists and creative practitioners to reach their full potential ​ Working in partnership Our Way of Working Our Values WE WILL BE: ​ COMMITTED to what we do, to each other and to those we work with ​ TRUSTED by each other and by those we work with ​​ DIGNIFIED in our own actions and by respecting the dignity of everyone we work with ​ AMBITIOUS for ourselves, for our organisation and the places, the communities, and the individuals we work with ​ AUTHENTIC in all of our actions ​ HUMBLE in respecting and valuing the opinions and beliefs of others We Need Your Support Today! Donate

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