Last week we had a fabulous open night at the monthly A Bit Crack storytelling evening. Themed ‘Summer Love’, we heard a fabulous collection of stories from a local Northumberland folk tale to stories from Canada, Japan and worlds beyond! …Read More
We held a story sharing evening in May round us discussing the cultural ownership of stories and what we learn from the stories we tell. Stories are truly air plants, that grow with their telling. We visited a Carpenter’s last …Read More
New Beginnings – We’ve started to review how we develop A Bit Crack Storytelling and are gathering bright minds to steer us into the future.
Soup has been shared, tea has been drunk, dreams are being dreamed. Do come and …Read More
Day One: Beltingham to Burnlaw
written at Staward Peel
Yew sheathed in dragon scales
Hazel in smoke.
Each stile a new conversation,
Listening to the silence,
I hear so much
Mingling people gather for breakfastRead More
Soft sunshine through trees…
Schoolboys strike gold as they unearth 4,300-year-old gold hair ornament
Kirkhaugh dig hailed a success
A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.Read More
The boys, aged from …
Over eight days of travel in June 2014 we took it in turns to document our progression as fellow pilgrims. These images give an insight into the bonds that were formed and the experience that we shared.
First evening fire…Read More
Chris with Class 3 from Castle Carrock School May 2014
While others have a tree, stones or even a mound in the ground to focus on, I’ve got a Valley and it’s a wet one too. At any rate on …Read More
The journey to meet Miss Pullen and Paul Frodsham, for the site visit, was also eventful, but the real challenge was the site itself.
The day was absolutely stunning, blue sky, Spring air and sunlight, sunlight, sunlight.
The Kirkhaugh Carins …Read More
Friday 14th March 2014Read More
The Road sign that announces that you have arrived at Castle ( long gone unfortunately) Carrock clearly says Please Dance. This is a trick because the locals clearly also want you to sing, smile and …
on the way to Alston
All of the journeys to the site and the school in Alston have been, without exception, special.
The first journey was to meet the teacher, Miss Pullen, who I would be working with. There were …Read More