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Standing on the Moon...

A song by Barry Hyde and the children of Peterlee

As part of the Apollo 50 celebration, children from schools in Peterlee performed a soecially written song alongside Barry Hyde and made their own music video with support from Love Media.

You can listen to the song by clicking here.

This is your FINAL CHANCE...

Final Exhibition Before Hatton’s Redevelopment

Don’t miss the Hatton’s final exhibition before it closes for a £3.5million redevelopment.

Featuring works from the Hatton’s collection: from the early-Renaissance to the late–twentieth century including Francis Bacon, Richard Hamilton, John Graham Lough, Eduardo Paolozzi and Victor Pasmore


Hatton Gallery
Until Saturday 27 February, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm

Admission Free

For more information please click here.

Apollo Pavilion featured in BBC Tees micro-documentary?

Modern Brutalism: The North East In Concrete


Did you manage to catch the short documentary posted on Facebook by BBC Tees. The documentary looks at the architecture of North-East England and contemplates its place within the community. It is featured along with other buildings including the Darlington Town Hall. 

Artists and architects are fascinated by the Apollo Pavilion across the UK and we are seeing more and more people travel to see it. With that in mind, why do so many locals feel differently?

You can watch the micro-documentary below and we would love to here your comments.


One man’s palace is another man’s monstrous carbuncle. Brutalist architecture played a key role rebuilding the North East following the war but many people don’t like its straight lines and harsh, heavy concrete. So should buildings like Darlington Town hall or the Apollo Pavilion be pulled down or preserved?David Macmillan has been finding out in this “ramshackle” social media micro documentary.But what do you think?

Posted by BBC Tees on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A bit of a leak?

Someone pulled the plug on the pond!


Residents were confused this month when the pond surrounding the Apollo Pavilion suddenly emptied with no intention. It was thought that the pond was going to be cleaned and that was the reason for the water to be drained, however this was not the case. 

It wasn't until days before the Peterlee Show that the problem was discovered; the pond had sprung a leak and led to the water draining away. The hole has since been blocked, the pond has been cleaned as well as the pipework that is responsible for bringing the water to the pond. The pond is now clean and flowing as it should do.

An Experiment in Great Success?

Peterlee: The Power of the Vision

13/03/2014 - 6:00pm @ East Durham college

It has been years in the making and a project that has seen contributions from professional artists, hundreds of enthusiastic pupils from across Peterlee and a committed team dedicated to the project.

Thursday night was the final installment of this spectacular masterpiece. A panel discussion including Beck's Future art prize winner, Toby Paterson and Turner prize nominees, Jane & Louise Wilson provided the audience with a magnificent insight in to their work, ideas and attachments to the Apollo Pavilion. 

Your comments

Comments by Michael Scott on
I attended the book launch evening on Thursday and I have to say that it was such an interesting and inspiring event. The panel discussion was extremely interesting and I think I could have spent the whole night just listening. I purchased my book on the night and it is amazing to see the effort that has gone in to it. I have very much enjoyed reading and studying the images. Such a good job.

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