Event details

29/06/2024 at 10:30 am
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Event details
29/6/2024 at 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Visit – Create – Produce – Tour
No experience necessary. All welcome.

Visual art, music, animation, writing, drama and more… inspired by the Heritage of 17 sites throughout our Dynamic Northumbria…Make your own.  17 groups from the Borders to Sheffield are contributing to this film, with ideas generated from your experience of our great Northumbrian heritage. Start with this walk!

Over the next several months you will be able to continue to contribute remotely if you want, in any art form.  We will offer support and advice if needed. On this walk National Park ecologist, Gill Thompson, will introduce some insights about our bogs, “Northumbria’s rainforests.”
When we return to The Sill you will work with the artist, Julie Livsey, on your immediate response to the bog.

The Walk:
Starting at Gibbs Hill Farm, we will take the boardwalks across wonderful reed beds, home to many species of flora and fauna. We will concentrate on this area. We’ll then will visit the Greenlee Lough bird hide (binoculars and cameras welcome), and head back along the boardwalks to Gibbs Hill Farm. We then go back to the Sill to start our responses to this amazing place.

Distance: 3.5 miles
Terrain: Good footpaths and bridleways with of course a section of boardwalks. There are moderate ascents and descents and a couple of places where it is likely to be wet underfoot. In wet conditions the boardwalk can be slightly slippery.
Meeting place/walk start point: The entrance at the Sill Visitor Centre.
Grid Reference NY 752669
Postcode: NE47 7AN.
From the Sill walkers will be transported by car to the small car park at Gibbs Hill.
Getting there: Parking Charges Apply.
AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus stops opposite the Sill entrance. See AD122 for full timetable and fares. The walk will not start before the bus arrives.

Additional information: Please book.
Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring some water, drinks and lunchtime snacks with you too. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.

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About the project:

Dynamic Northumbria an exciting new Heritage project, using many different art forms – music, visual art, drama, writing, poetry, film and animation – to provide the inspiration for a film.

With 17 different partners from Berwick to Sheffield, representing the scale of Northumbria in 700AD, Haltwhistle Film Project will produce a film from your creative responses to seventeen different heritage sites across the region.

Each site visit will explore, with an expert, the heritage of the site (historic, natural, geological and cultural)  Participants will then work with an artist to generate their own responses.  Everyone will be able to upload (support given if needed) their work to the Dynamic Northumbria website.

You will be able to continue contributing for months, via the website, and you’ll also be able to see the work other groups are doing over several months.  We can put you in touch with other like-minded people responding to different sites.

Haltwhistle Film Project will then tour the film, in 2025, around all the original sites for screenings in unusual places.

If you’d like to learn more visit Dynamic Northumbria website :

www.dynamicnorthumbria.com or call 07531 384987 / 07807887783