Black Nature in Residence Showcase

Event date:
28th October 2021

identity on tyne, in partnership with Northumberland National Park, Harehope Quarry Project, Durham Wildlife Trust and Northumberland Wildlife Trust offered the opportunity for four writers of colour to be in residence in the North East countryside.

With Arts Council England funding, this writers in residence programme explored people of colour’s relationship with nature, their connections and disconnections, their ancestral knowledge and their healing. This project offered time and space to look beyond the beauty of the places on their doorstep to discover the hidden histories within.

For this showcase evening, come and enjoy hearing about the writers experiences of being at their different sites and being within the countryside; the people, they met and talked to as well as how this was all transformed into their creative practice.

Each writer will talk and share about their residency. There will be time for discussions and questions throughout the event. After the event the Black Nature in Residence online exhibition will go live on the project website where a selection of images created during each residence will be shared.

At the end of November, the Black Nature is Residence Zine will be made available for download for free, marking the end of the project.

This event is part of Northumberland National Park’s Future Landscapes Festival which hopes to inspire everyone to think about why nature is important to them and what our iconic National Park landscapes may look like in the future.

Joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Tickets for the event are free thanks to Arts Council England, but booking is essential.


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Find out more about the writers in residence

Find out more about the writers in residence by following the links below.

Sheree Mack

A portrait photographer of writer Sheree Mack

Wajid Hussain

A portrait photograph of writer Wajid Hussain

Jola Olafimihan

A portrait photograph of writer Jola Olafimihan

Niveen Kassem

A portrait photograph of writer Niveen Kassem standing in front of the ocean.


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The logos of identity on tyne, the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the Durham Wildlife Trust and the Harehope Quarry