NeST Gallery/Studios/Digital Hub/Cafe

NeST Gallery/Studios/Digital Hub/Cafe

NeST in Barnard Castle is delivering the Winning Words project on behalf of Barnard Castle Vision CIC.  Barnard Castle is one of seven towns chosen to be Beacon Towns for the cultural olympiad’s Winning Words project.  The project aims to encourage local communities to celebrate 2012 by participating in the creation of poetry installations across the U.K.

NeST has a history of working with local poets and most recently Mudfog Press to promote the gallery as a ‘surprising space’ for poetry.  This fits in with the aims of the Winning Words partnership who hope to carpet the nation with poetry.

As Barnard Castle has a tradition of carpet and cloth production it seems fitting to produce a textile installation for the locality.  With this in mind writer and project leader Judith Lesley Marshall has designed a code for translating words into colours to be woven into a knitted piece.  The inspiration for this came from the opening scene of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.

Although NeST will be the installation’s permanent home, there are plans to arrange an exhibition tour of the piece around local village halls and community spaces.

Anyone wishing to be involved in the project can contact Judith on or tel: 07413 101014.