Welcome to the Whitley Bay 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Whitley Bay as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Whitley Bay with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers
Sally and Cath will be wandering the streets of Whitley looking for people to join in with the project. They are hopeful to hold workshops inside Big Local but in the meantime all the workshop activity will be going on outside, including in the Big Local garden. They will arrive in different locations with their trolley. This is a finding out/getting to know you exercise and opportunity to have a go at simple printing. They will make textures that can be used on your flag, generate ideas for the design of your Flag of Hope and decide what methods/ genres will be used to make it. Residents will decide on the theme, imagery and what you’d like to include. The second meeting at the Big Local/ street or group location Sally and Cath will start to work on your design scaling up using big bold shapes and colours. This can be done through printing, appliqué, collage, or other techniques. Paper flags will be digitally printed and the textures created in our first visit can be incorporated. You will then work as a group to create you flag – with help from Sally and Cath if needed. There will be a regular slot/day at the Big Local and your street can arrange a time slot to work on the flags with us, Covid restrictions permitting (One of the team could be on call to visit streets/groups, the other in the Big Local) Once the flags are complete they will be hung on the flagpoles by the War Memorial outside the Spanish City.