Brick to commemorate the 'lost' Brown Jug Yard in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Ouseburn Community Project 1

Theresa Easton led this lovely project which focused on the Lower Ouseburn Valley and lasted for 10 sessions spread over 11 weeks. We were mostly based at Ouseburn Farm, sometimes indoors and sometimes outdoors. She taught us some printmaking techniques, a couple of different ways of making books, and how to put our designs on the bricks, as well as how to research and develop ideas into images.

Theresa also held printing sessions at the farm during The Late Shows in May and during the Ouseburn Festival on 6th and 6th July so people could have a go at printing linocuts themselves. Some of the images produced as part of the project were enlarged by Roots and Wings to use as stencils on a section of road near the farm when we did a DIY Streets trial during Ouseburn Festival 2014.

Quack, quack, quack, quack. The echo of the ducks quacking in the valley is a sound I associate with the river.

Quack, quack, quack, quack. The echo of the ducks quacking in the valley is a sound I associate with the river.

Evolution Emerging has been an annual music event in May, showcasing emerging musicians in various venues on one night.

Evolution Emerging has been an annual music event in May, showcasing emerging musicians in various venues on one night.

Porters Hill is one of the 'lost' placenames of Ouseburn.

Porters Hill is one of the ‘lost’ placenames of Ouseburn.

Curries Yard is another 'lost' place name in Ouseburn. There were horses in the yard.

Curries Yard is another ‘lost’ place name in Ouseburn. There were horses in the yard.

Maling ware was made in Ouseburn.

Maling ware was made in Ouseburn.

 

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