Paint­ing a pic­ture of vil­lages

PRO­JECT HOPES TO EN­COUR­AGE PEO­PLE IN THE COM­MU­NITY TO ‘LOOK THROUGH A DIF­FER­ENT LENS’ ABOUT WHERE

Sunderland Echo - - Features - By Katy Wheeler Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @KatyJourno

Com­mu­ni­ties have the chance to take part in an in­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed arts pro­ject.

Tak­ing place from Septem­ber 19-30, Cor­ners of Europe uses sto­ries to con­nect com­mu­ni­ties and artists from the edges of Europe with peo­ple in the UK.

Nine in­ter­na­tional artists are work­ing with lo­cal groups to cre­ate strik­ing art­works for pub­lic spa­ces.

It’s a spin-off from the orig­i­nal pro­ject in Stock­holm in 2010, which has gone on to in­cor­po­rate other lead­ing arts in­sti­tu­tions across Europe.

Sharon Bai­ley, ex­ec­u­tive co-di­rec­tor of ISIS Arts, which is de­liv­er­ing the pro­ject in part­ner­ship with East Durham Cre­ates, said: “Hor­den, Shot­ton, and Black­hall will each host a pro­ject – an al­ter­na­tive guided tourist trail around Shot­ton; an in­stal­la­tion of games from across Europe in Hor­den and a map­ping and ar­chive sto­ry­telling pro­ject that uses on­line ra­dio to share gath­ered sto­ries in Black­hall. Each

A pre­vi­ous Sa­fari arts event in Bel­grade.

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