ArtyParti - Putting Southwick On the Map

ArtyParti – Putting Southwick on the Map

13 September 2017 Culture Featured Recap What's On

This wPutting Southwick on the Mapeek on ArtyParti, a Putting Southwick on the Map special, as the 18-month long project counts down to its launch on the 20th September, at Southwick Community Primary School.

“Putting Southwick on the Map is a research project that involves local communities in ‘mapping’ the everyday lives, culture and creativity found in the Southwick ward of Sunderland.”

“Through a series of workshops and community research activities, and with expert help from university researchers, the Suddickers of Southwick have created their digital map using audio recordings, photographs, artworks, storytelling, and other media.”

On the 20th, the new cultural-focussed map of Southwick will be launched, ready for the public to experience an interactive map of the Sunderland ward.  With several layers, including oral history recordings, memories, stories, and originally recorded material.

Tickets are still available – and if you want to hear [so much] more about this astounding community project, take a listen to this week’s episode of ArtyParti…

Our guests this week;

Prof. Trish Winter, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, who is one of Putting Southwick on the Map‘s organisers, alongside Dr. Caroline Mitchell.

Author Alan Parkinson, who has been hosting writing workshops with young people from the Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project, & Southwick Primary School.

Lyn Killeen, a find artist & member of the Creative Women’s Collective, who has been hosting workshops with Southwick residents on creating

And community researcher Elsie Ronald, who grew up in Southwick and shared her memories of the experience.

With features about the Southwick Lantern Festival, Jazz Band, and recordings of Southwick’s residents, all edited by producer Jordy Cernik.


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