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The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

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South Shields

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Meet one of the artists behind the hugely popular Word Bank of Lost Dialects exhibition – Robert Good. He will talk about the project, indexing 2,400 dialect words and phrases donated and share his thoughts on the curious and interesting words donated.

The exhibition, the Word Bank of Lost Dialects is a celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words. It contains around 2,400 donations of ‘lost words’ from the North East. In the exhibition you are be able to view the full Word Bank and take a rubbing of some of your most-loved Geordie words. You can find out about the history of some of the most popular words donated (and some of the obscure) and vote for your favourites.

About Robert Good:

Robert Good is an artist specialising in words, text and meaning, frequently working with large volumes of data to explore their underlying rhythms, characteristics and quirks. Texts are like tubes of paint, to squeeze out and create with. He has previously worked with over 3000 definitions of art, 500 Northumberland placenames and a large scale text installation at Skinningrove Mining Museum. His book A New Dictionary of Art is currently stocked at Tate Modern, BALTIC, and galleries across the UK.

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