The Christ Church Youth and Community project brought together young and older people through an arts project. The project was named Art Attack and was part of a wider community arts initiative focusing on the 200th anniversary of the Felling Pit disaster on 25th May 2012.
The groups researched the history of Felling and worked together to design and produce a major piece of art work to relate to the history of the area and to feature in the regeneration of the area from 2013-15.
The Felling Historical Mural was created and now resides permanently at Felling Metro Station. As part of the commemorative celebrations this major piece of art was officially opened to the public on Friday 25th May to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Felling Pit disaster.
On 1st June 2010 a celebration party was held for everyone involved with the project. Akzo Nobel presented Trevor Davidson with a picture journal of those volunteers involved.
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Felling Pit Disaster 1812
Bicentennial Commemoration Day
Friday 25th May 2012
Unveiling of a blue plaque adjacent to the disaster Memorial obelisk at St Mary’s churchyard, Heworth.
Commencement of a heritage walk and parade with Felling Band and all the banners, from Heworth via Sunderland Road, to Felling Pit entrance on Mulberry Street.
Playing of Gresford by the Felling Band, to mark the time of the pit explosion in 1812.
12 noon to 1pm
Unveiling 2nd blue plaque on Mulberry Street.
Viewing of the new Felling Pit Banner along with junior banners.
Viewing of murals on Carlisle Street bridge, Brandling Primary School, and adjacent to Felling Metro station.
Break until approx. 2pm for buffet and refreshments.
Brandling Primary School children present their Felling Pit Disaster production ‘Monsters in the Mine’ in the school hall.
End of daytime events.
There will also be an exhibition of local history photographs and artifacts on display at Christ Church on Carlisle Street.
Christ Church on Carlisle Street there will be a service at which the disaster glass designed and created by children and local residents will be paraded into the church along with the Felling Pit Banner, accompanied by Felling Male Voice Choir and The Felling Band.
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Gateshead Council News Mar-May 2012 Edition
Saturday 10th December
Christ Church Felling are once again proud to be hosting The Felling Band at 7:00pm.
Saturday 17th December
Christmas Food Bags to those in need and carols in Felling Square at 7pm.
Sunday 18th December
Christingle Service Sunday 18th at 6pm with a carol World Record Breaking attempt at 7pm.
Carols by Candlelight at 6pm.
Family Communion at 10am.
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