Forum learns about life during war thanks to lottery support

Disabled artists are learning more about life during the First World War thanks to lottery funding.

North Tyneside Disability Forum (NTDF) is using art, music, poetry and narrative to learn more about life from 1914 to 1918 thanks to the Big Lottery’s Heritage Funds.

The support from Heritage Lottery is really enabling us to bring history to life and into the lives of people, 100 years after the event.

Sue Adams, chief officer

A programme of activities is helping members learn about food of the time, materials of the period, history and culture.

Tales of our Life’ co-ordinated by Liz Turnbull, is the focus of folk music sessions on the first Wednesday in the month, arts and crafts sessions run every Wednesday afternoon and there is a series of special events, while other activities include trips out to places of interest.

Sue Adams, NTDF chief officer, said: “The support from Heritage Lottery is really enabling us to bring history to life and into the lives of people, 100 years after the event.

“Stories we are hearing form older people in the borough and expertise we are being afforded by key historians locally is really capturing everyone’s interest.”

For more on the programme, visit www.ntdf.co.uk or contact Liz Turnbull on (0191) 200 8570.