Putting Southwick on the Map is a University of Sunderland research project that involves local communities in an evaluation of the significance of the Cultural Spring. It will be inviting local people to work with the research team in building up a picture of everyday life and culture in the Southwick ward of Sunderland.

Through a series of workshops and community research activities, and with expert help from university researchers, people of Southwick will be invited to join the research team in creating a digital map portraying life in Southwick using audio recordings, writing, and other media of their choice. This may include the Cultural Spring events, such as Summer Streets, but will go beyond that to build up a deep and multi-layered ‘mapping’ of Southwick’s cultural life.

Anyone with a connection to Southwick, past or present, who is interested in getting involved is invited to come along to our information event on Friday 20th May, 1.45-4pm at Miss Tina’s Coffee Shop, Beaumont Street, Southwick. Alternatively you can contact us below to register your interest and we’ll send you further details of our free workshops. Anyone aged 16 or over who has a connection with Southwick can take part. Those people who go on to work with us will be able to apply for some expenses.

The research project is led by Dr Trish Winter in collaboration with Caroline Mitchell (Radio) and Dr Andrew Richardson (Design).

Contact us

Telephone: 0191 515 2082

Postal address:
Putting Southwick on the Map
Trish Winter
David Puttnam Media Centre
University of Sunderland
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters
Sunderland SR6 0DD

Putting Southwick on the Map is part of the research project Culture Map, funded by the University of Sunderland.