The Creative Hub, The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Take Me To The River

Part of North of the Tyne, Under the Stars produced by Pinwheel and DAT Events and commissioned by the North of Tyne Combined Authority

A new video-mapping project created for North of the Tyne, Under the Stars – a free outdoor festival of projection, magic and storytelling, inspired by local stories and landscapes from across Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Join us on a multimedia adventure, from the Scottish border to the banks of the Tyne. Take Me To The River tells a powerful, punchy tale of northeast spirit and playful perseverance, inspired by local history and the stories that stay with us.

A single child makes their way through forests, towns and shorelines, against a backdrop of moving time. Along the way they gather an ever-growing bunch of children and creatures, all set on having a splash about in the Tyne.

Animation, a brass band score and archive film footage provided by Yorkshire and North East Film all combine in this fun film projection about a community coming together and the determination to have a good time.


North of the Tyne, Under the Stars Festival Finale

Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 March, 6.30pm - 10pm

Free Outdoor Festival


  • Video Design and Story by Simon Wainwright
  • Music composed by James Hamilton
  • Assistant Designer - David Callanan
  • Assistant Designer - Steve Wade
  • Archive Footage supplied by Yorkshire and North East Film Archive
  • Brass Band - Ashington Colliery Brass Band