2005 Nov 09 By Steve 0 comment

9th November 2005 to 7th January 2006

Grohner Düne
Poetic images from the 13th floor of a high-rise in Bremen, Germany mark this first UK showing of Andreas Bonhoff’s remarkable study of life in a 1970s housing estate. With suggestions of the architects’ original intentions of a life with a view from the heavens, mingled with the reality of high-rise life, Andreas’ exhibition is accompanied by an interactive documentary film 13th Floor by film-makers Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing. The film has received critical acclaim in Germany as one of the first successful examples of a genuinely…

2005 Aug 31 By Steve 0 comment

31st August 2005 to 29th October 2005

The GP's Patch
A new photographic exhibition by Dr. John Clarke, local GP in Crook, County Durham for nearly 30 years, opens at Darlington Media Workshop Photography Gallery on August 31st. The GPs Patch is the result of nearly 15 years of portraiture by local doctor John Clarke amongst his patients. The project took John out of his practice and into the lives of local people. A central feature of The GPs Patch is a series of portraits on the allotments of Crook. “It is important for a family doctor…

2005 Jun 08 By Steve 0 comment

8th June 2005 to 13th August 2005

Growing Green
With the persistent drone of the A1 in the background acting as a constant reminder of more conventional food production and delivery, Growing Green, the Organic Growers of Durham, continued for 14 years in the belief that a less brutal, more sustainable, means of local food production and distribution was possible. Physically just a space of 6 acres with a polytunnel, potting shed, greenhouse and showman’s caravan office, Growing Green stretched across Darlington, South Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire via its network of members. Like its produce,…

2005 Mar 23 By Steve 0 comment

23rd March 2005 to 28th May 2005

Appleby Fair
The Romany horse fair at Appleby is the largest and most important in the history of travellers’ gatherings in England, dating back to 1685, when James II granted a charter granting the right to hold one there, on a site ‘near to the River Eden’. Since that time, in the month of June, travellers have converged on Appleby, not just from England, but from Scotland, Wales and Ireland too. They gather in caravans and vardos on Fair Hill, to celebrate their history, music, folklore and family relationships,…