As part of the County Durham Arts on Prescription progamme, the Made of Steel project chronicled first hand experiences, remembered past generations and celebrated the historical importance of Consett and its people, particularly for younger generations.

This Heritage Lottery funded project, managed by Cheryl Gavin of Leisureworks, who worked with filmmaker/photographer Andrew Hagan and writer Tom Kelly, to creatively capture community tales that culminated in a film with soundtrack; performances of songs and stories and an exhibition.

This project ran from November to July 2013, where a number of reminiscence workshops, public community digitising and archiving opportunities were available.

Now this blog will no longer be ‘live’ but is a record of the MADE OF STEEL project.

We would like to thank the people of Consett for all their help and support.

Cheryl Gavin
Andrew Hagan
Tom Kelly

For future information please email colouryourlife@leisureworks.net and visit www.colouryourlife.org.uk where the films and photographs will be archived later this year.”

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