Playground Artists Visit East Durham
We were delighted to welcome artists Simon Farid and Riccardo Spagnulo to East Durham last week. The artists joined us to begin new research for their project Playground, part of the CORNERS of Europe programme.
Working closely with our local partner East Durham Creates, we met local people from Peterlee, Horden, Shotten and Blackhall Colliery to find out what games people play in East Durham, from 'Simon Says' to PlayStation and Drop Ball. We heard tales of a wall in Horden used for playing ball games and Quoites, enjoyed line dancing in Blackhall Colliery and played a lot of Bingo.
Following their visit, the four Playground artists will return to East Durham in Spring 2017.
Playground is a collaboration between Simon Farid (UK), Riccardo Spagnulo (Italy), Gianfranco Mirizzi (Croatia) and Miha Horvat (Slovenia), and is co-produced by ISIS Arts, Newcastle; Exodus, Ljubljana, Drugo More, Rijeka and Teatro Publico Pugliese, Puglia.