Crisis Skylight Newcastle celebrates success of first creative summer school
Crisis Skylight Newcastle held a special event last month to celebrate work produced by homeless and vulnerably housed people at the Centre's first creative summer school.
The event take place on Friday 31 August and included readings from the creative writing group, a steel pan and guitar performance and an exhibition – the culmination of a project called ‘Summer in the City: River of Gods’ which combines art, photography, creative writing and sculpture.
There was also a screening of a film produced by Regenesis Media and Newcastle City Council, about the creative workshops they delivered, which included, among others, tutorials on animation.
Angela Patterson, Crisis Skylight Newcastle’s senior tutor who has organised the event, said: “This celebration has brought all of our creative sessions together for the first time. It’s great that everyone has worked so closely to develop themes that compliment each other.
She added: “Despite the storms and floods in the north east over the last few months, members, staff and volunteers have braved the elements and visited various places of interest to gain inspiration for the summer project."