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Engage North East Area Group Meeting
Monday 21 May, 5pm to 7pm,  Thought Foundation, Birtley

Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join North East Reps for an Area Group Meeting to consider how definitions of community can differ and hear about alternative approaches to engage learning outside of formal institutions, at the Thought Foundation in Birtley on Monday 21 May, 5pm to 7pm.

Speakers will introduce their experience of devising work with different communities.

Visual Artist, Leanne Pearce Billingshurst will introduce her exhibition breastfeed and BOOM! at the Thought Foundation’s Mindfield Gallery and will share her experiences of establishing the Community Interest Company whilst converting an empty garage into a thoughtful arts and cultural space that inspires and nurtures creativity.

Wunderbar Director, Ilana Mitchell will introduce the new major artistic collaboration she is working on with Artist Bobby Baker: Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Great & Tiny War will be held in a house in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne later in 2018. This installation will shine a light on the role of women during wartime and the impact of conflicts, historical and contemporary, on the mental health of whole families through the generations.

The session will include presentations, discussion, networking and time to view the exhibition. The meeting is an opportunity for all colleagues working in galleries, museums and education to catch up, network and help plan future events in the region.

Refreshments will be provided.

To book a place or request further information, contact North East Rep Judy Thomas on judy2.thomas@northumbria.ac.uk

Please include any dietary and access requirements.

Thought Foundation
Clarity House
Durham Road


Area Group Meetings are free of charge to Engage members, and members from any region are invited to attend.

Non-members are welcome to attend one 'taster' meeting for an entrance fee of £5 (non-members who have attended a meeting before please contact Engage or click here to find out about the benefits of joining Engage.

Members can view details of forthcoming area group activities and reports from past meetings here.

Posted on 23 April 2018

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