Capturing glimpses of the past on a history walk round Stockton...
On Monday, 21st August, there is an opportunity to take a walk with Mark Rowland Jones and Steve Thompson to find out more about Stockton’s history, while we learn how to take digital photographs, or improve our skills. Mark is a teacher who was previously based at the Green Dragon Museum, which was adjacent to the Georgian Theatre, and who worked with Denis Towlard on histories about Stockton theatre and the eighteenth century theatre manager, James Cawdell. Steve, of Stockton Digital Village, provides a wide range of creative opportunities to promote digital activity and digital inclusion in Stockton-on-Tees.
Some of the images taken on the day will appear in a digital display at the Georgian Theatre on 9th September, 12.00-16.00, alongside images supplied by Picture Stockton Archive, and contributions kindly supplied by volunteers and others supporting the Georgian Theatre GT250 project. The display aims to celebrate Stockton’s Heritage as part of Heritage Open Days 2017, and will reflect aspects of the history of the theatre, Tees Music Alliance and Stockton. This event is offered as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project which is being managed and coordinated by the Tees Music Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation which operates for the benefit of musicians, their audiences, supporting industries and community groups. The project aims to commemorate and celebrate 250 years of the history of Stockton’s Georgian Theatre and over 30 years of the Tees Music Alliance.
The walk will start in Green Dragon Yard at 11am, with a lunchtime stop around noon. Places are limited so please book in advance. To find out more about this event, and to book your place please contact Steve Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07782695395.