East Durham Trust (EDT), supported by County Durham Community Foundation, say they are looking to put an end young people suggesting that there was a lack of local events and that the only way to engage in arts activity was to travel outside of the area. Known as No More Nowt Happens, the project will involve young people planning and staging events in local venues such as community centres over the next year.
Trust chief executive Malcolm Fallow said: “We are looking to recruit a team of local young people who are prepared to get involved in staging events, whether it is an arts exhibition or a music gig, we want to see things happening that would normally be staged in our own backyard.”
Margaret Vaughan of the County Durham Community Foundation, who have provided funding for the project , said: “We are delighted to support a project that will hopefully ensure that young people can make a positive contribution to their own community and no doubt have a great time in the process.”
Want to learn more about No More Nowt Happens or the upcoming events? Contact Jess, Megan or Emma on 0191 5693511
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, helping people get into employment, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts, support for single parents, arts on prescription, community loans and SO MUCH MORE!