In March 2020, geography shrank. Our most epic journeys now extended as far as the shops, great expeditions braved the trip to school or to work. But the young adventurers of John Spence, Marden and Norham high schools were undeterred: their adventures would just have to take a different form.
And so, together with a host of musicians, artists and archivists from as nearby as Newcastle and as far afield as Norway, they set off on new adventures, exploring the region that they call home.
They walked from the Cheviots to North Yorkshire alongside a Victorian sheepdog, who became a North Shields celebrity along the way. They marched into the 20th century, where they met Kathleen Brown and other suffragettes from the North East. And they adventured into their own lives, documenting their experiences of the 21st century through art, music, and poetry.
The Home Adventures project brought together all of their creations into one film, which premiered at Sage Gateshead on June 20th 2021.