David Almond : And Let Us Run
In 2014, the Great North Run saw its one millionth finish making it the biggest half marathon in the world! To mark this occasion, Great North Run Culture hosted the GNR Million opening ceremony on the banks of the River Tyne. One major part of the GNR Million opening ceremony was the story And Let Us Run, written by local author and award-winning writer David Almond, it told the tale of the North East from the beginning of time right through to the present day.
It celebrated the triumphs and people of the region and remembered the hardships and obstacles we have faced. It paid tribute to the ordinary people of the North East who have accomplished extraordinary things.
Informed by this tale, students from a number of the region’s primary schools have worked with theatre professionals to develop a short play enacting their interpretation of David Almond’s story.
Performed by professional actors, we are delighted to be able to showcase And Let Us Run: The Play at Discovery Museum this autumn, Thursday 8 October 2015. More information to follow, the event will be ticketed but entirely free of charge thanks to our sponsors Port of Tyne.
Funders and partners
Arts Council England
Heritage Lottery Fund
Port of Tyne
Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums