North Tyneside Sound Walk

The North Tyneside Sound Walk is a child-led interactive guide to the children’s local area, drawing attention to the sights, sites and sounds of different locations around the place that they call home. The Sound Walk showcases the smallest, biggest, loudest and quietest parts of their community, through art and music.

Partners on the North Tyneside Sound Walk vary each year, but include the North Tyneside Learning Trust, the Parliamentary Archives, and Nexus (Tyne & Wear Metro).

The North Tyneside Sound Walk sees children working together with around 10 artists, musicians and archivists to uncover stories from the history of North Tyneside.

Inspired by these stories, the children develop three sound walks, and visual art to accompany their sound walk.

Their work includes planning their sound walks and the different sounds they want to capture for inclusion; devising, writing and editing scripts; creating fiction and non-fiction stories; presenting and recording, both in a professional recording studio and making field recordings on the walks; composing and performing music for the soundtrack to their walk, including creating Foley; mixing and editing their recordings using sound editing software; designing and creating visual art.

Each Sound Walk can be streamed on Spotify, downloaded free from Bandcamp, or bought on CD from the Hand Of web shop. Follow the links below to find out more about Sound Walks from different years.

Researching the sound walks in North Tyneside.
Creating artwork for the North Tyneside Sound Walk.
Works in progress on the North Tyneside Sound Walk

In partnership with

In partnership with the Tyne & Wear Metro and the Parliamentary Archives.