Gateshead Writes is a programme of creative writing and reading activities for families, young people and residents of Gateshead. The programme has grown out of our Gateshead Young Writers City programmes at Kelvin Grove Primary School, Larkspur Community Primary School and Kingsmeadow Community School. It is focussed around the Bensham and Beacon Lough areas of Central Gateshead.
Gateshead Writes includes workshops for families, multilingual creative writing activities, programmes for care experienced young people and creative writing programmes for adults who have low confidence in relation to reading and writing.
Our work with young people and families in Gateshead is generously funded by the Kavli Trust. We also receive funding from NHS England for our health literacy work in this area.
You can read an evaluation of work we delivered in Gateshead between 2019-21 here.
For more information about our work in Gateshead please email New Writing North’s Senior Programme Manager (Young People & Communities):