We need YOUR stories and memories!

Green Croft Arts is making a film for Northumberland Winter Festival 2020.


Living On The Edge will be a film for and about the people living in West Northumberland. We need your stories and memories of growing up and living in the area, of the community around you, as well as your experience of living in a pandemic. 


Actor and Voice Artist Kathryn Beaumont (Home Front, Radio 4) will bring your words to life and these will sit over a specially composed soundscape by award winning composer Kit Haigh. A timelapse film taken from the edge of West Northumberland and the base of Green Croft Arts will form the background to your stories. The film will premiere on Thursday 4th February 2021, onTime To Talk Day which encourages the nation to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems.

We would love to meet you face to face and gather your stories but with current Covid-19 restrictions this is not possible. As we are unable to meet, we can capture your stories in 4 ways.

1. Join in with one of our FREE online
A Cuppa And A Natter coffee mornings

Green Croft Arts is hosting 3 virtual coffee mornings on Zoom where you can grab a cuppa and share memories. These conversations will be recorded and your words transcribed. Book a space in the event you would like to attend below and we will email you a code to log in to the Zoom meeting with your ticket. If you would like to attend all three, please book a space on each event. 

(If you would like a one to one session before the event helping you getting online via Zoom then call Amanda Drago on 016977 47828)

A Cuppa And A Natter 2
Tue, Nov 03
Zoom Meeting
Nov 03, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting
Green Croft Arts needs YOUR stories and memories!
A Cuppa And A Natter 3
Tue, Nov 10
Zoom Meeting
Nov 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting
Green Croft Arts needs YOUR stories and memories!
2. Submit your story or memory on the online form

Living On The Edge Story Catcher

3. Use a voice memo app on your phone

Record your own or a close family member’s story on your smartphone using a voice memo app. On an iPhone use Voice Memo. On an Android phone use Voice Recorder. 

Email the digital file to info@greencroftonthewall.com 

4. Good old fashioned telephone conversation

If you have unreliable internet or would just prefer a talk to someone about your memory or story then call Amanda Drago on 016977 47828 and we can arrange a time to have a longer conversation with you. 

Kathryn Beaumont Biography

Kathryn Beaumont is an actor, maker and psychotherapist living and working in the North East. Kathryn’s acting work ranges across stage, tv and radio. Recent acting credits include: Isabella Beeton in Northumberland based theatre company November Club’s production of Food and Feuds, ‘Suzy’ in OpenClasp’s production of Rattle Snake, DC Smee in ITV’s Emmerdale and BBC Radio4 WWI series Home Front, playing North Shields’ munitionette Edie Chadwick. Kathryn has also lent her voice to an online Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing course. As a maker and collaborator Kathryn wrote and performed a one woman show I Told You This Would Happen, which toured nationally, and is currently working with London based Coney to develop The Glass Kettle: a playful theatrical experiment which reflects on our relationships with politics. Kathryn’s work increasingly seeks to explore how art can raise awareness and impact the lives we choose to live. She is delighted to be joining the team at Green Croft Arts to explore how current restrictions continue to affect people in rural communities.

Living On The Edge has been funded through Northumberland County Council as part of Northumberland Winter Festival 2020.

Green Croft, Gilsland, Northumberland, CA8 7EL

Tel: 01697 747 828


© 2018 by Amanda & Kit