Thought Foundation


Meet & Make Workshop

18th May 2017 | Gareth

FREE Drop-In Art Workshop


Saturday 20th May 2017, 14:00 -16:00

Suitable for families with children under 13

Join BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as we take artist Helen Pailing to The Thought Foundation where you and your family can experiment with Recycled materials. Inspired by BALTIC's Rodney Graham exhibition, turn 35mm film into an exciting creation, get imaginative with all things film, tape and then create!


More info here

Let us please introduce ourselves !!!

1st May 2017 | Gareth

We have lots of lovely new followers this week, so we thought it would be beneficial to you all to give a quick overview of who we are and our plans. We are family behind Thought Foundation, Leanne founder, artist, arts facilitator, creative, Gareth founder environmentalist, creative and good all rounder, our 2 little girls, Josie and Boadie who both help and inspire, Hayley is our 3rd irreplaceable director, creative to the core, business minded and university lecturer.


We have transformed a run down vehicle repair shop into a creative space, gallery, shop, cafe, play space and workshop. Importantly to us we are a community interest company.


We have completed the built on a creative shoe string, driven by offering creativity to our community. We are now finally open (Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm) in ClarityHouse, Birtley, Durham Road, DH3 2TB (opposite Jewson).


We are really keen to meet you lot so pop along soon!

Don't Shop Swap

1st May 2017 | Gareth

Thought Foundation invites you to our clothes swap party as part of our Thoughtful Planet Exhibition - a creative response to the environment. What better way to breathe new life into your wardrobe than an environmentally friendly way?


Thursday 11th May 2017   7.00-9:30pm


Tickets £3.50 available from Thought FOundation or online here

Refreshments and wholesome home made food served from our 'Brain Food' kitchen will be on sale during the event.


How 'Don't Shop... Swap' works*


For every garment or item you donate, you will receive a token, that entitles the bearer to exchange for another garment or item. Any remaining garments/items will be donated to a charity shop the following day. As the old saying goes... 'One perons trash is another person's treasure!'

Only garments in good condition (washed and ironed) are welcome. Please check your pcokets before swapping. Shoes, jewellery and bags are also welcome. 

Contact [email protected] for more information