Settle North

We are delighted to announce our new heritage project is entitled, Settle North. The project is supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and we are partnered with Beamish Museum to provide heritage opportunities for young people.

Settle North is a new performance exhibition which will tour to:

Spennymoor Settlement Everyman Theatre – 20th & 21st November 2019

The Enter Centre – 22nd November 2019
Tickets: or 01740 655437

Etherley Methodist Church – 30th November 2019
Tickets: 01388 526692

The exhibition celebrates the work and contribution of Bill Farrell, an unsung hero of the Spennymoor Settlement, who inspired artists such as Norman Cornish, Sid Chaplin, Tom McGuinness and Herbert Dees, to name but a few.

Settle North is a new project from Enter CIC designed to bring to life the lives of those who have passed through the Spennymoor Settlement. From the painters Norman Cornish, Tom McGuinness and Herbert Dees to writers such as Sid Chaplin, the ‘dramatic exhibition’ draws on extensive research to highlight the trials and tribulations of the Settlement’s great characters and events.

A key focus is the work of William (Bill) Farrell, the Settlement’s first Warden, who was instrumental in inspiring everyone from the local community, some of whom would go on to become internationally acclaimed artists, despite going on to virtual obscurity himself.

Settle North is a celebration of the Spennymoor Settlement, its proud mining community and the artists who proved that anything is possible.

Book your ticket to this incredible story, told by professional performers and local community members, by clicking the button link below.

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