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Welcome

November Club invites audiences…
to take extraordinary and imaginative journeys into unexpected places that touch the heart and stay in the memory forever.

This summer brings a promenade performance, an ibook and more...

We're very happy to be working with National Trust Wallington again for a promenade performance celebrating 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown -  join our own celebrity landscape gardener on 16/17 July for a playful guided walk and discover how to create 'The Perfect View'.  July also sees the launch of an exciting new ibook telling the story of Newcastle during the First World War as never heard before and it's a first for November Club too  - an adventure into the digital world...More details on both events to follow soon.    

 

The Great Performing Rope on film

We're excited to share our a special documentary film of our recent rpoject, the Great Performing Rope, presented in Berwick upon Tweed last year.

900m of rope, 900 stories for Berwick...check out the full length film here and rediscover this project celebrating the past, present and future - and not forgetting the people - of this distinct border town.

 

The Great Performing Rope - Where do we go from here?

We're heading up to Berwick on Thursday 18 February for a film, some cake and a conversation about ‘The Great Performing Rope’ at the Maltings.  

Over the past few months, we've been working with Northern Stars filmmakers to create a documentary about the event - featuring footage of the weekend event, interviews with audiences, artists and event organisers. Following the film screening, we invite the audience to stay for tea, cake and an informal conversation to explore where The Great Performing Rope could lead us to next in Berwick...

The event starts at 4.30pm, to book your free place click here.

Join the Poetry Detectives at Morpeth Library

Poetry Detective

Join our Special Agent, Holly Hunch, on Saturday 6 February at Morpeth library for an exciting mission to find and follow the hidden clues and solve the mystery of the missing words. Suitable for young people aged between 5-10 years, this is an opportunity to discover the inspiring collection of poetry in Morpeth’s own Northern Poetry Library, the UK’s largest collection of modern poetry outside London.

For full event details click here

Poetry on the streets of Morpeth

Shopping in Morpeth this Saturday?.. look out for two contrasting characters exploring the Christmas Farmers’ market and sharing a little taste of the town’s international poetry collection - the Northern Poetry Library. 

Harking from the time of the launch of the collection in 1968, Miss Hedley, a straight-laced librarian, and her brother Richard Hedley, a slightly eccentric and wayward poet, will be taking a walk around the town centre, reciting poems of the winter and the festive season and handing out special bookmarks to remind the population of Morpeth of its own forgotton treasure – The Northern Poetry Library.

Part of a series of projects by November Club and inspired by the Northern Poetry Library to bring its collection to life to new audiences. Click here to find out more.

 

The Great Performing Rope comes to Berwick

Over the past year, November club has been working with individuals and communities in and around Berwick to build up a collection of memories - celebrating 900 years of history - and future hopes - looking forward to another 900 more.

From 22- 25 October, a 900 metre long rope will weave its way through the town centre in celebration of Berwick’s rope making past and famous rope walks, carrying the stories of local residents and visitors to the town and accompanied by open air performances, art installations and free artists’ workshops.

A celebration of the town, its people and places, The Great Performing Rope promises to weave together the many stories, histories and hopes for the future that make Berwick and its communities unique.

For Full event information visit www.thegreatperformingrope.com

The Great Performing Rope needs you!

Do you have a special memory of Berwick – a person, a place, a moment in time?

What do you hope for the future of the town?

The Great Performing Rope is coming to Berwick-upon-Tweed and we’d love to hear from you!

 

In culmination of Berwick 900, November Club, together with Culture Creative and associate artist Carl von Weiler, present an exciting and ambitious outdoor sculptural event for Berwick upon Tweed that will celebrate the past, present and future of the town.

Unfolding between 22 - 25th October 2015, the project promises to weave together the many stories, histories and hopes for the future that make Berwick and its communities unique. Celebrating the town’s rope making industry and the traditions of rope walking and looking to what the future holds for the area, The Great Performing Rope will occupy the streets, public buildings and parks of Berwick.

We are working with individuals and communities in and around Berwick to build up a collection of memories - celebrating 900 years of history - and future hopes - looking forward to another 900 more.

If you would like to be part of The Great Performing Rope we’d love to hear from you! Do get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And if you would like to contribute your memory online – it’s easy!

Visit www.thegreatperformingrope.com

Release the Fun!

Release the fun!

Polly’s looking peaky, Lilliput has come to life and there’s a hump backed zebra in the library. It can only be November Club back at National Trust Wallington. This time producing a self directed adventure through the house for families... or anyone interested in fun things to do, the Trevelyan way of course!

The House Manager’s in a pickle. The fun, laughter and mischief within the House appear to have gone missing.  Can today’s families come to the rescue, and release the fun back into the house?

Cinzia Hardy, November Club’s Creative Director said: “The Trevelyans were real thinkers and loved puzzles, brain bending activities and making up their own games. We’re not saying there is no fun at Wallington, what we are saying is that Release the Fun! brings a whole lot more.”

On arrival at Wallington families will be presented with a specially commissioned gift, full of games and puzzles, each linked to a place or object in the house. Release the Fun! offers up challenges and fun experiences and families will follow our trail of quirky questions and peculiar puzzles to see where it leads.

Release the Fun! is just one of many creative, engaging and adventurous play related activities and facilities the National Trust’s North East places are offering this summer designed to let children’s imaginations run wild.

Release the Fun! officially opens on 11th July and runs to 31st August.

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Why are you here?

Blickling desk

Why are you here? is the question November Club has posed to visitors to Bickling Hall in Norfolk.

2015 is the 75th Anniversary of the untimely death of Philip Kerr, the 11th Marquis of Lothian and his bequest of Bickling to the National Trust.

November Club Creative Director and Artist Imogen Cloet have posed the question; “Why are you here?” The question is double-edged, asking visitors to consider the whole purpose of why we have the National Trust and its magnificent houses and why each visitor has come to Bickling on that day and at that time.

“It’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.” Says Cinzia, “There isn’t a clear beginning middle or end to the tour, at least not in that order, we want visitors to think about the different aspects of the house and the people who have lived here and then draw their own conclusions about why they are here.”

Bickling is at Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF.

Check the Blickling website for opening times.

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Utopia HQ

Estate photo

Step into Utopia HQ and it’s as if you’ve fallen through a crack in time.  The Estate Office of Sir Charles Phillips Trevelyan at Wallington Hall has been transformed into a polling station, and in each of the voting booths there is a peep hole to the past.

It’s all part of the National Trust’s ‘Vote’ Project, and November Club artist Imogen Cloët has created a new installation, inspired by the Trevelyan’s desire to create a socialist utopia.

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