Dame Joody, a social enterprise based on a boat in Northampton and arts organisation One to One Development Trust have formed a new partnership which has just been awarded funding from Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The project ‘900 Voices on the River’ supports improvements on Dame Joody’s boat Echoes to make it fit for purpose to run events and workshops from. One to One Development Trust will work with Dame Joody to bring their interactive heritage arts project 900 Voices of the Nene created last year as part of Peterborough Celebrates 900, to a wider audiences in the Northampton area through a programme of engagement events held from Echoes over the summer.

The first event for 900 Voices on the River was held at the Northampton Mela, Beckets Park on Saturday 28th July with screenings and demos of 900 Voices throughout the day.