A Newington Story is a project by artist Leandro Stafford commissioned by Turner Contemporary in partnership with People United and Engage. It’s looking to create a new narrative for Newington, seeking to challenge perceptions and create new realities. A Newington Story encourages people from the local community to present responses based upon their own views and experiences of Newington. Stories can be uploaded on the website anewingtonstory.co.uk or tweets sent by using #ANewingtonStory. These responses will change the main narrative on the website and contribute to making a new story for Newington.
A Newington Story will also be exhibited as an interactive installation at Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate from 10 – 16 August. There will also be workshops with the project’s artist Leandro Stafford and young people from Newington to help make a large-scale collaborative artwork on 12, 13 and 14 August from 1pm – 4pm.
The project has been supported and funded by Engage, Turner Contemporary, Arts Council England, People United, Newington Big Local, Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust.