Northern Voices Community Projects, based in Whitley Bay and North Shields, has received substantial financial backing from Awards for All and North Tyneside Council to publish a new book on the heritage of North Tyneside. The book will look at 20 local buildings in words and pictures.

Local people are invited to send in poems, songs, artwork and photographs about the following buildings and the material submitted will be selected by editors Keith Armstrong and Peter Dixon for the book due to be published for Xmas 2009:

Tynemouth Priory; Dial Cottage, Killingworth; Burradon Tower; Backworth Hall; Wallsend Town Hall and Civic Hall; Master Mariners' Homes, Tynemouth; Clifford’s Fort, North Shields; Maritime Chambers, North Shields; Dove Marine Laboratory; St Mary’s Lighthouse; Spanish City; St Alban’s Church, Earsdon; Collingwood Monument; Segedunum Roman Fort; Willington Mill; Willington Railway Viaduct; Borough Theatre, Wallsend; Grand Hotel, Tynemouth; Tynemouth Station; Knotts Flats, North Shields.

Material shoud be sent to: Northern Voices Community Projects, 93 Woodburn Square, Whitley Lodge, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE26 3JD. Tel. 0191 2529531.

email: k.armstrong643@btinternet.com

The book will be launched at a special event with readings and songs, including a performance by Keith Armstrong of a sequence of new poems.

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