100 People: A Portrait of Co-existence

Sat, Wed & Thu, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Shieldfield Art Works

Initiated and led by artist Andrew Wilson, this ambitious work combines several conversations between residents and workers, diverse in age, ethnicity, and economic background, to create a complicated and multi-voiced portrait of coexistence.

Once an area of farming and horticulture, Shieldfield was transformed into a bustling residential neighbourhood. Today, following its industrial decline, the neighbourhood and its people are establishing an array of strategies to connect and inspire amidst increasing social and economic predicaments.

With an original score from cellist Ceitidh Mac and composer Anna Hughes, the film is a poetic, funny and often moving reflection on our not-to-distant past, precarious present, and an everyday collective-resistance.

“We are not very good at telling stories about a hundred people doing things.” —Rebecca Solnit, When the Hero is the Problem (2019)


1 Clarence Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1YH

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4 – 18 November


  • Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Wed 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Thu 11am, 1pm, 3pm

100 People: A Portrait of Co-existence — trailer

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