New Writing North

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Synopsis

New Writing North is a development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the north east of England. We specialise in the development of talent and act as a dynamic broker between writers, agents and producers across the creative industries. As a promoter of new writing we work to engage people with creative reading, with live literary experiences and with new plays, films and digital work. Our commitment to raising the aspirations and developing the creativity of young people and communities is realised through the production of creative projects which seek to engage new audiences and to delight and surprise those who already participate. New Writing North is a registered charity number 1062729 and a limited company incorporated in England and Wales under no: 3166037. We are proud to be a Regularly Funded Organisation of Arts Council England.

Episodes

  • The Never Never Land of W H Auden - Track 1 - Rookhope, Junction of Front Street & Hylton Terrace

    10/10/2022 Duration: 05min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 4 - View From Way Marker

    10/10/2022 Duration: 05min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 3 - Bolt's Law Standing Engine

    10/10/2022 Duration: 05min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 2 - The Rookhope Incline

    10/10/2022 Duration: 05min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 9 - The Old Miners' Hall

    10/10/2022 Duration: 09min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 8 - Rookhope Burn

    10/10/2022 Duration: 08min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 7 - Stogel Cleugh

    10/10/2022 Duration: 06min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 6 - View Of Cuthbert's Hill

    10/10/2022 Duration: 07min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • The Never Never Land Of W H Auden - Track 5 - Bolt's Law Currick (Cairn)

    10/10/2022 Duration: 06min

    Writer W. H. Auden described the North Pennines as his ‘great good place’. He formed a lifelong fascination with its underground spaces and the post-industrial landscape of lead mining following a childhood visit to the hills around the North Pennine village of Rookhope, County Durham. Follow in W. H. Auden’s footsteps on a downloadable self-guided circular walk starting and finishing in Rookhope and listen to broadcaster Jeremy Vine give an overview of Auden, his work and affinity with the North Pennines. Co-created by Jeremy Vine and North East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ruth Robson. If you are already a fan of W. H. Auden we hope there is something new for you. If you aren’t already familiar with the work of W. H. Auden, we hope this is the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery.

  • NWN x AWT Digital Residency: Audio Compilation

    16/09/2022 Duration: 16min

    Participants on our collaborative course with the African Writers' Trust reflect on what they have learnt and read some poetry. Including highlights of wisdom from lead tutor Nick Makoha, and guest writers Phoebe Power and Susan Nalugwa Kiguli.

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 1 The Journey

    27/01/2022 Duration: 04min

    Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 1 The Journey by New Writing North

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 9 Palace Green

    09/10/2021 Duration: 05min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 8 Elvet Bridge (under)

    09/10/2021 Duration: 05min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 7 View Of Hild Bede From Entrance To The Racecourse

    09/10/2021 Duration: 05min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 6 Durham Prison

    09/10/2021 Duration: 05min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 5 Tithe Barn

    09/10/2021 Duration: 04min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 4 Durham City Police Station

    09/10/2021 Duration: 03min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 3 Elvet Bridge (top)

    09/10/2021 Duration: 04min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Murder, Mystery And Mayhem - Track 2 Durham Market Place

    09/10/2021 Duration: 04min

    It could be said that Durham City exists because of crime. Pillaging by raiding Vikings led to the city’s formation as we know it today. Take a walk around Durham and hear how crimes gone by have been recorded through the written word. Discover how the city and its hinterland have provided a backdrop and been incorporated into crime fiction and writing. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk includes hills and the city’s woodland and riverbanks, the group will meet outside the Gala Theatre before making their way to Durham Market Place where the walk will finish. You can download a free self-guided downloadable audio version of the walk from 9 October. Created by Ruth Robson and including material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Durham, leaving to go to university. Following a career in broa

  • Track 12 - Carbon, Climate and Renewal: Blast Beach

    09/10/2021 Duration: 04min

    Set off on this newly commissioned self-guided literary walk and discover Durham’s beautiful Heritage Coast! The UK is hosting the international community in Glasgow in November for COP26 – a United Nations conference where world leaders will discuss how to combat the climate emergency. Spend time walking in the lively harbour town of Seaham and along the Durham Heritage Coast enjoying the built and natural environment. Explore issues of climate change through the written word set against the backdrop of the former coal mining town, its surrounding landscape, seascape, and history. The walk lasts approximately half a day, longer if you include a meal break on the way. Please dress appropriately for the weather, ensuring sturdy footwear. The walk involves steep slopes and steps. This walk is created by Ruth Robson and includes material researched as part of Writing Durham, a partnership between Durham Book Festival and Durham University. Ruth Robson grew up in Sunderland, part of the historic County of Dur

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