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Writing on the Wall is an international Creative Writing project for Hadrian's Wall, which links with the local communities and people along the original line of the wall and its coastal defences from Wallsend and South Shields in the North East, to Bowness-on-Solway and Ravenglass in Cumbria.

The project ran from 2001 to 2006 and was funded by One NorthEast, through the Single Regeneration Budget and with match funding from local authorities and other partners.

Writing on the Wall commissioned writers from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Scotland. It also set up opportunities for writers from countries that originally garrisoned the wall: Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, South West and Eastern France, North Germany and the Rhineland, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Morocco, Romania, North and North West Spain, Switzerland, European Turkey, Syria, Tunisia, Wales.

A series of educational and community based workshops have taken place along the route of the wall involving people of all ages and abilities. These workshops have introduced new audiences to quality writing and have encouraged and supported new writing from the participants. New works have been created which examine historical and contemporary aspects of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.

Troubadors Off the Wall

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Full information about this project can be found here