Work tunes into culture

Stories celebrating the rich heritage of North Tyneside have been broadcast to the world in a series of audio recordings.

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 10:06 am
A Dutch tourist listening the Culture Bites listening post at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend, where it will be until August the 7th. It then moves on to the St. Mary's Island Visitor Centre until August the 21st and then the Old Low Light Heritage Centre. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

The Culture Bites project was led by writer and audio producer Rachel Cochrane, of the listenupnorth website, with funding from the Arts Council and North Tyneside Council.

Professional and amateur writers were inspired by local landmarks to pen plays, short stories, letters and poetry, and record them at the venues.

Rachel said: “The north east is such a place of great culture and great locations and it inspires people to be creative.”

They are available to listen to online at and have already attracted hundreds of downloads.

A mobile listening post is also available at Segedunum until Sunday, St Mary’s Island from August 8 to 21, and the Old Low Light Heritage centre later this month.