We’ve teamed up with Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Newcastle Mela and started to document and preserve the development of this major cultural festival in the North East.
Through verbatim theatre, interviews, digital and virtual capture, we are helping tell the stories of the many volunteers, artists and audiences that have been instrumental in shaping the Newcastle Mela over the past 25 years.
‘Make Visible’ is a strand of Nutkhut’s work which encourages the archiving of performance from diverse communities, with partner institutions. The key objective is to ensure the ‘narrative’ is preserved, accessible and to make the material available as a learning resource to people from all backgrounds.
Are you an experienced Craft Workshop Leader?
We’re looking for freelance craft workshop leaders experienced with groups of all ages to facilitate a variety of projects and are especially keen to hear from you if you have experience of lantern making of all styles. This is a paid freelance role, on a daily rate, which will be agreed dependent on experience.
To express an interest in joining the team please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.
January always starts hard and fast for us. New years resolutions up and running (well almost!), happy new year greetings almost exhausted and with a chill in the air, we couldn’t think of a better way to start the year than to be surrounded by books in the home of Joya Knight.
Partition survivor, former science teacher in the UK’s first comprehensive, Japanese language student and all round Nutkhut inspiration, Joya Knight kicks of our calendar month. Researching her life amongst her books and her art has been an inspiration and a total Joy.
After a chance meeting in the lobby of our office in Charlton House, Joya’s contribution to our ‘Defining Moments’ series has contributed to making the whole process clearer and has given the project meaning. Joya’s experience of Partition will form part of our National Education Toolkit for generations to come.
As the year draws to a close, we feature the mighty Mr Malik.
After retirement, Mr Malik dedicated his time to his local drop in community centre – board member, instigator and ‘the make it happen type’. We thought we knew Mr Malik, but the penny dropped when he shared his life long enthusiasm and love of all things trains. We never asked why and when we did, it all came together.
70 years ago, as a child, his family made a 1000 mile journey from one side of the sub continent to another. Changing steam trains 8 times, crossing borders, open air carriages in many cases, Mr Malik painted an exciting and optimistic picture of this journey, through the eyes of a young child. But rather than being in contempt of this experience, he made it his own. We salute you Mr Malik and look forward to 2019 and working with your experience and sharing your anecdotes and moments to a wider and younger audience.