Austin House Family Centre, Shakespeare Street, Southwick
Southwick, Sunderland, is a community with a rich heritage, a distinctive cultural life, a strong sense of identity and a wealth of stories. The research project Putting Southwick on the Map has, since 2015, been working with community researchers and partners in Southwick to document its artistic and cultural life.
Southwick, Sunderland, is a community with a rich heritage, a distinctive cultural life, a strong sense of identity and a wealth of stories. The research project 'Putting Southwick on the Map' has, since 2015, been working with community researchers and partners in Southwick to document its artistic and cultural life. This project is supported by the University of Sunderland and based in the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.
This exhibition, Southwick Lost and Found, features visual artworks lost, found and made during the project, a digital culture map and workshops where people can experiment with the techniques developed by community researchers and discuss ideas provoked by the work.
Events are free and all are welcome. Advance booking is required for workshops (see below).
Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th November, 10am-4pm,
Austin House Family Centre, Shakespeare Street, Southwick.
- Southwick paintings by the late artist and Southwick resident, Derek Copeland
- Artwork made by Southwick residents working with visual artist/community researcher Lyn Killeen.
- Explore the digital Southwick Culture Map.
Monday 20th November, 4-7pm,
Austin House Family Centre
Exhibition Opening Event
Join us for the opening of the exhibition.
Tuesday 21st November, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Austin House Family Centre
Try out visual arts techniques with visual artist/community researcher Lyn Killeen, and paint your own glass candle holder for use in the Southwick Carol Service (see below).
Booking required: Austin House Family Centre: 0191 561 3523
Friday 24th November, 10am-12pm
Research workshop with Dr Caroline Mitchell, Professor Trish Winter and Dr Andrew Richardson of the University of Sunderland, with community researchers visual artist Lyn Killeen and writer Alan Parkinson. Find out more about the research methods used by Putting Southwick on the Map, including our community media and arts-based approach to participatory cultural mapping. The workshop is aimed at students and researchers, but anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Friday 24th November, 7.00pm
Community Carol Service at Holy Trinity Church, Southwick.
Join us, Southwick community groups and the Salvation Army Band for a celebratory Carol Service. This takes place after the Southwick Christmas Lights Switch-on which takes place 3.45-5pm on Southwick Village Green.
Many thanks to our community partners, particularly Graham Wharton of the Salvation Army/Austin House Family Centre.
For event information, please contact Caroline Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.