Greenfield Arts are working hard to brighten up the day for passengers at Newton Aycliffe Railway Station. Our fantastic Youth Cree group are working alongside talented artists Nicola Golightly, Laura Degnan and Ruth Johnson to come up with artwork and a catalogue of soundbites to bring a smile to the faces of people using the station.
The project ‘Bringing the Funny’ is part of the Youth Cree project which is supported by GAMP and Public Health funding and has been developed by Greenfield Arts. The Youth Cree are a group of young people who take part in positive activity that makes them feel good, believe in themselves and create wonderful ideas to encourage that in others. Sophie Lewis, Community and Arts Centre Co-ordinator is thrilled with the success of the project so far, “this is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to explore something exciting and new as well as generate something kind for others, and in doing so allow them to understand how to be kind to themselves. They have worked so well with our talented artists to bring this to life”.
The project is part of a wider initiative to ‘adopt a station’ at Newton Aycliffe, which will see Greenfield Community College staff and students work together to create a different installation or art piece to enhance the traveller’s experience and offer a platform for the high quality work our students create, that can be valued and celebrated publicly. Use of this creative approach is aimed to engage many of those who can be difficult to reach or at risk by finding 'real life', purposeful activity.
Work will be displayed over the Summer period so why not take a trip from Newton Aycliffe station and see what wonders it brings.