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Performance from Martin Heslop, Jeff Young and Ribbon Road

Friday 15th July, 18:30 – 20:00

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This Friday PROTOHOME is privileged to bring together a series of performances by musician Martin Heslop, playwright Jeff Young and band Ribbon Road examining the impacts of regeneration/gentrification, ‘managed decline’ and empty homes on neighbourhoods in Liverpool and County Durham.

With visuals by artist Alan Dunn.

Free, no booking required. With food and drinks (donations welcome).

Location: PROTOHOME, Upper Steenbergs, Stepney Bank Stables car park, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne


PROTOHOME is a self-build housing project created by members of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, temporarily sited and open to the public in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

A group of individuals who have experienced homelessness have developed a timber-frame self-build housing prototype using a method of building specifically designed for untrained self-builders. The aim isn’t to create a full housing model with services, but a ‘shell’ structure that offers a vision of how this model could be developed into ‘working’ housing in the future.

PROTOHOME is open to the public to visit and plays host to a programme of events including talks, exhibitions, public forums, film screenings, artist residencies, performances, workshops and more, examining the collaborative design/build process and wider issues concerning housing and homelessness in an austerity context, participatory alternatives and the politics of land and development.

See the website for more information, opening times and full details of the programme of events: // //


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