North Tyneside Sound Walk 2022

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Walking piece details

Duration 28 minutes
Cost Free

The North Tyneside Sound Walk is a student-led interactive guide to the North Tyneside coast, 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 the students’ community, through art and music.

The North Tyneside Sound Walk is a transition project, working with incoming Year 7 students over an intensive two-week period in the summer holidays. Students work together with around 10 artists, musicians, producers and archivists to uncover stories from the history of North Tyneside. Inspired by these stories, the students develop a sound walk made up of three chapters. They also work together to produce a visual art exhibition to accompany the launch of their sound walk.

Their work includes researching and making field recordings; devising, writing and editing scripts; composing and performing music for the soundtrack to their walk; creating Foley; mixing and editing their recordings using sound editing software; and designing and creating visual art.

The North Tyneside Sound Walk is brought to you by Hand Of. Hand Of is a charity that blends heritage, education and the arts to create opportunities for children and young people to achieve amazing things.

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.


Created, devised & performed by the children of Marden High School.

Tuba – Danielle Price
Euphonium & Piano – Martin Thomson
Percussion - Amie McBye
Guitar - Pierpaolo Demarchi and Rob Hughes
Piano - Jamie Ross

Artists & workshop leaders – Tim Keasley, Ellen Erichsen, Abigail Lawson, Anna Swan, Millie Avis, Benjamin Michael Smith.

Additional narration by Beth Donkin.
Theme composed and recorded by Janni Frank.
Recorded on location by Pierpaolo Demarchi
Mixed and mastered by Pierpaolo Demarchi.
Design by Kamilla Vinther & Hannah James Louwerse.

With thanks to Harry Hughes, Joe Snape, Ian Sankey, and the staff of Marden High School.

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Parliamentary Archives, Tesco Little Helps and the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.

Submitted by HandOf


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