The Byker Lives project space or 'shop' as it's known, is now open on Raby Cross in Byker. Since opening less than 2 weeks ago we've had more than 120 visitors who have told us tales of bombs, fights and trolley-car crashes. We've had a rare glimpse of a 'Parish Pound' and discovered how Byker Sands got its name... Young residents have been volunteering to help digitise items that have been donated to the collection and learning how to copy files to the 'Byker Table' an interactive digital exhibit made for the project by Culture Lab.
Residents and visitors can pop in any Tuesday or Thursday between 1pm - 5pm and view the growing collection of items that have been made, found or donated by residents including images, films, objects and information and personal memories relating to Byker past and present.There will contunie to be a programme of special events, workshops and trips being run by the project. to find out more please contact Lowri at Norther Architecture lowri@northernarchitecture,com
The Byker Lives project space has been made possible with support from Wates, Your Homes Newcastle, Frank Haslam Milan, Straightline, CityBuild, Tomorrow's People and kind help from Byker residents.
The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, NEP Future Sparks and Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.