The Coastal Arc is the Economic Regeneration Spatial Zone within the Tees Valley, which includes Hartlepool Borough Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
At age 17, Mohammed captured his own footage of his journey from Damascus to Hartlepool using his smartphone. Now 21, his film highlights the effects of war and destruction on normal families. This ground-breaking film as a personal account of the dangers and horrors of war, the risks of escape and the community he became part of both as during his flight across Europe, and in this Teesside town he has made his home.
A page explaining Startwrite, a diverse programme of free creative writing sessions throughout the Summer of 1998.
Beyond Trainspotting was a project involving developmental workshops of disaffected young people describing daily experiences in their own words/images.