A New Sound for Enter

We are delighted to be able to announce that we are currently in the process of creating a new song. Although we are currently unable to release what the song is for (….watch this space!!), we are all delighted to be back in the recording studio and letting the creative juices flow. Once again Paul Flynn has penned some wonderful lyrics and kicked out some fabulous tunes for our young people and guest artists to sing. The images below were taken in the studio on the 26th June 2017. Watch…

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Lessons from the Past

On Wednesday Beamish Museum visited the Enter Centre and our students participated in a heritage workshop which focused on employment in the mines, different types of jobs and regional folk song. Our students really enjoyed the workshop and engaged in every activity with energy and commitment. It was lovely to see this type of activity taking place because The Enter Centre sits directly on top of the Dean and Chapter Colliery and was originally built by Bolchow and Vaughan as a Sunday school and then a church for the local…

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Heritage for future generations

On June 20th 2017, we commenced our When Yesterday Was Young project. This is a fabulous heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery. Our WYWY committee and students have been non-stop over the past week visiting the National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield), Durham Mining Museum (Spennymoor), and Beamish Museum. They have been interviewing curators, keepers of industry, education officers and working with archivists from an array of establishments to collate facts and figures which will be utilised to develop performance ideas for our unique community heritage museum which…

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Celebrating Diversity

We are delighted to announce that Enter CIC’s project entitled ‘Celebrating Diversity’ has been supported by the Awards for All, Big Lottery Fund. The project will deliver a range of activities to engage young people in exploring diversity in the local community. This will culminate in a community open day with entertainment and taster workshops from different groups and organisations. The Celebrating Diversity project aims to help young people develop empathy, knowledge and understanding of different cultures. The Celebrating Diversity Community open day has been scheduled for Saturday 15th July…

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When Yesterday Was Young

Enter CIC are delighted to announce that our project entitled, When Yesterday Was Young, has been financially supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We’ll be working with Beamish Museum, The National Coal Mining Museum for England, and The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. The project has been designed to allow young people to discover and contribute to the North’s mining legacy. Young people will seek out information that may not be available anywhere else online, and create a living record of it for posterity. This will…

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Golden Age Gaiety

On Tuesday 11th April 2017, Enter CIC once again staged an afternoon of first class entertainment as part of our Gaiety Afternoon programme.  The events are funded by Enter CIC and our local Four Together Partnership and designed to provide first class professional entertainment (normally reserved for Class A theatres) right in the heart of our community. This month our event was inspired by the golden years of film and theatre. We are delighted to say that over 70 people (over the age of 60) attended the event and were…

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