People urged to capture Peterlee in pictures

Photographs from the launch event which got the project up and running.
Photographs from the launch event which got the project up and running.

East Durham Trust is on the lookout for people to produce a series of photographs that reflect the character of Peterlee.

Chief executive Malcolm Fallow explained more about a project which will see a pictorial image of Peterlee compiled.

“There are lots of archive pictures on record of local communities in the past, but we really need to pull together something from the present, and we really want to get local people involved.”

The project is being run through East Durham Trust’s Colour Your Life programme.

It is an initiative funded by Durham County Council that uses art and learning to promote and maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

Sessions are free. No photographic experience is necessary as a professional will be on hand to support the project which will end with an exhibition of the work.

Mr Fallow added: “We see this as a great opportunity for people to get involved in something worthwhile, and as well as increasing participation in something artistic we feel it can make a particular contribution to wellbeing.”

The group meets at East Durham Trust, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP on Thursdays from 1pm-3pm.

For more details, contact Jess Watson on (0191) 5693511 or jess.watson@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk