As part of the regeneration of the Roker seafront, an exciting new arts project has been set up to create a series of ‘products’ in response to the Roker seafront area.

A Present from Roker

Working with two local artists (Theresa Easton) , young people from Sunderland Youth Offending Service’s Restorative Justice Programme are designing a range of mugs, tea-towels and beach kits under the banner of a Present from Sunderland. The products will then be sold in a number of cultural venue retail outlets across the City. Sale profits will go back into arts projects with young people in Sunderland.


We are gathering inspiration for the designs and we need your help!

Do you have old or new photographs of the seafront?

Any maps and plans of the area?

Perhaps a story to tell of smugglers at Spottees Cave?

Do you remember the crowds at the illuminations, sunny days filled with seaside adventures and tram car rides or leisurely walks along the promenade?

Or are you familiar with the wildlife of the cliffs and walkways over the ravine?

If you are happy to share these or would like a say in what should be included, please get in touch.

You can talk to Kate or Frances on 0191 241 4931

OR post us your thoughts, photographs and stories to us at:

Helix Arts, 2nd Floor, The Old Casino, 1-4 Forth Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5HX

Email: sunderlandpresent@helixarts.com

If you are Flickr member, please join our group and upload photos to the group pool:


Deadline for submissions is 6pm on Sunday 2 September 2012


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