We’d like you to get involved in our exciting new family arts engagement project.

Wild about Winter is a new project, led by The Barn at Easington, running now until the end of April and featuring a newly commissioned story, in three parts, that celebrates the beauty and magic of winter. This will begin during February, then take place every three weeks. 

This will be a starting point for you to make your own art pieces, using the natural materials and objects that are around you and to capture in photographs the small changes and beauty as winter slowly turns into spring.

John Quinn is creating the original story alongside performers Elaine Beard and Jeannie May, with Nicola Balfour and Jyl Friggens inspiring the art making. Filmmaker Ellin Hare and photographer Sharon Bailey are creating imagery that documents and celebrates the project as it unfolds. 

Our friends at East Durham Trust and East Durham Creates, Café Together, Shotton Partnership and Blackhall Community Centre are helping us do this and you can ask questions to our colleagues at the National Trust and Durham Heritage Coast about those things within nature that you encounter in your gardens or as part of your local daily walks.

Watch our national Trust guide to what you might find on your walks. Take a picture of what you find and if you don't know what it is our wildlife experts will try and identify it for you.








Watch the first episode of the story.
















Then watch the 'how to make' videos. 

Then post your artwork on our Facebook page.
































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