Celebrating the Project, 26th May 2016

On 26th May, many of our volunteers and colleagues came together to celebrate the project’s success and launch our publications.

There were short speeches from volunteer Richard McMann; our Graphic Artist and Facilitator Tommy Anderson;  Applied Comics, Etc‘s Lydia Wysocki (the artist himself, Terry Wiley, was across the Atlantic at the time but with us in spirit); and film-maker and tutor Graham Smith.

Nigel Todd and Lena Rodgers (who, along with Durham Course Organiser Tony Bulloch, were the key instigators of the research into this story) unveiled the framed print of a newly discovered portrait of Philip A Brown.  The portrait, provided courtesy of Durham County Record Office, will now have permanent residence in our regional office.

And Bethany Elen Coyle performed some very moving songs created by a number of participants in the songwriting course which she led, and these will be uploaded at a later date.

As the following images, provided by the wonderful Mary Pitt, show, it was a day for good humour, pride and lots of cake!

 

 

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