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2022 was an amazing year. We saw the great international celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum celebrations, as well as her sad passing. Enter completed 13 major projects (as well as a whole host of minor projects and our ongoing education and examination work) and there was a great deal of community spirit for all.


The  professionalism and commitment to your art is commendable. You blow me a way with your performances!

Lisa Kaimenas – Remaking Beamish Project Officer, Beamish Museum.

Platinum Jubilee Lieutenancy Video

February, 2022

Enter CIC was commissioned by the Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham to create a video for the Durham Lieutenancy to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee and 70 year reign. We did and the video was shared across the County to be played at all Jubilee celebrations.

It was played in public offices, community centres, museums across our wonderful county. It was also sent to Buckingham Palace. This was a wonderful project and our company was thrilled to be asked to produce a video to mark such a historical and wonderful occasion.

Spruced Up Garden

March, 2022It was that time of year again when the Enter team work hard to spruce up our garden in readiness for Spring. We were delighted to receive a helping hand from EE Darlington, Groundwork NE & Cumbria and the DCC Community Action Team. A lovely day had by all and even the sun decided to shine!

A Royal Night Out.

May, 2022

A free immersive cinema event for the over 60s with light refreshments and popcorn in a traditional 1940’s cinema setting! Our in house set design team worked their magic and transformed our centre into an environment from yesteryear. This event formed part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

A lovely community occasion providing a platform for local elderly participants to come together reminisce and regale one another of their stories (many of which related to memories of the Queen's Coronation).

Participants enjoyed free refreshments (including 1940's sweets) and were able to sit back and enjoy the film entitled, "A Royal Night Out' which told the true story of VE night when the Queen and Princess Margaret were granted permission to leave the palace to join the party on the streets of London.

Platinum Tea Party

June, 2022

Platinum Tea Party for over 60s in Ferryhill. Included light refreshments, real and beautiful traditional crockery, antique cutlery.

Music Cafe.

July, 2022

The Enter Centre hosted our FREE Music Cafe for the over 60s, funded by Happiness Hubs and our AAP. No booking required. It was a welcome and refreshing break for over 60s struggling with the heat. We sometimes see elderly people struggling and needing to sit down after shopping in the village. Our gates remained open for the community all day on event days.

Nearly 30 separate and distinct events happened over the six to eight month project. It engaged over 400 elderly people, 20 volunteers and a wide range of local musicians, activity leaders and artists.

Festival of Remembrance, The Enter Centre.

November, 2022

A tear-jerking tribute to both our late Queen and to the 40 year anniversary of the Falklands War.

Carols of Light. Tim Rice, Sunderland Foundation of Light

December, 2022

Enter CIC received a personal invitation to perform in Carols of Light produced by Tim Rice at Durham Cathedral. The event was to raise funds for the Foundation of Light. What a wonderful night we all had.

Our professional and youth theatre cast shared the stage with stars from stage and screen including Sir Tim Rice, Rik Wakeman, George Clarke, Steve Cram, Kim Dee, Kate Adie to name, but a few.

Our team worked with over 150 Sunderland primary school children to devise a special community performance, which was a great success. The event raised £100,000 for the Foundation of Light and our cast of school children were a highlight of the evening.

Opening of The 1950s Street - Beamish Museum

February, 2022

We were invited to create a new 1950's performance work to be performed at Beamish Museum at the launch of their opening of the Remaking Beamish1950s Front Street. This was a wonderful celebratory event and it was a delight to be invited to be part of this historical moment.

The response to our performance was phenomenal and greatly appreciated by the visitors attending the event. Our wonderful cast performed in the 1950's street and in the welfare hall at the museum. It was fabulous to play a part in the Remaking Beamish project which is the biggest development in Beamish’s history.

Easter Parade

April, 2022

Easter Parade was a marvellous immersive Easter event for young children. A splash of art and a pinch of creative costumes as well as a sprinkle of catwalk creativity…not forgetting the healthy snacks!

Hundreds of children (and parents) attended this free community event and it was a true delight to sprinkle a little Easter magic across our community. All young participants had the opportunity of working with our professional artists and many innovative creations were designed and taken home.

Children received numerous gifts, food packages and of course a delicious Easter egg!

A Royal Tea Party.

June, 2022

Platinum Party for over 60s residents in Windlestone and Chilton, including light refreshments, real and beautiful traditional crockery and antique cutlery.

This event was attended by over 100 people from the eldery community. It provided an opportunity for those living in isolation after the pandemic to come together and share memories and engage in social activities.

Provincial Grand Lodge Performance

July, 2022

Enter CIC had the pleasure of performing at the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham 2021 Festival Celebration Dinner at Ramside Hall. The event was attended by, Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham and Sir David Wootton and a range of other dignitaries. Thank you to John Thompson and his wonderful Province team for a highly successful occasion. It is remarkable and inspiring that the Masonic Festival raised approximately 3.5 million pounds for local charities.

Festival of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral.

November, 2022

We were delighted once again to perform in the Festival of Remembrance at Durham Cathedral. A huge well done to all of our wonderful cast and creative team who once again produced another wonderful and unique performance.

The Snowman and Friends.

December, 2022

Christmas event for 2022, The Snowman and Friends. This magical Christmas experience was inspired by Raymond Briggs children’s tale The Snowman. This Christmas event brought a festive smile to everyone’s face. Thanks to funding from DCC HAHF and the Four Together Area Action Partnership we offered this Christmas event free to families with children on free school meals residing in Ferryhill, Chilton, West Cornforth and Bishop Middleham.

This event helped to entertain and feed over 100 local children at the most vulnerable time of year for families. Each child left with a mini hamper and a gift from Santa.

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