Dene Valley festive light parade 2022

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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

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Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk
Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk

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Dene Valley: One Winter's Night
Dene Valley: One Winter's Night

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Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk
Witton Park: Halloween Story Walk

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Thank you to our generous Funders:

"One Winter's Night ..." finalist for North East  Culture Awards 2022 "Best Event or Exhibition"

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