World Aid's Day quilt 2015

In 2015 the Eyes Open committee commissioned Blue Sky Trust to organise workshops across the region to put together working groups to make patches to put together a quilt. We had some brilliant patches sent in from all different ages.  These are some of the pictures that were taken throughout the making of the quilt.

World AIDS Day 2015

Sunderland Presents

World AIDS Day ***Eyes open Present:***
An Exhibiton of the HIV time line, set against notable historic happenings. The Sunderland Minster, High Street West (opposite the Empire). Tuesday 1st December (World AIDS Day) until Friday 4th December2015 “Facinating” “Eyes opening” “both educational and a conversation piece”


Annual Report 2015

In 2015 the Eyes Open team has a number of events organised, from the HIV awareness quilt, the annual art competition, the candlelit vigil in Old Eldon Square to the Red Ribbon Selfie campaign on our Facebook page.


2014 saw Eyes Open try something new with film screenings around the region with a discussion panel talking about HIV and stigma. There was also a 'Funk Your Ribbon' competition with ribbons being displayed on the Facebook page.


In 2013 the Eyes Open team organised a World AIDS Day conference at the Centre For Life in Newcastle.


In 2012 the Eyes Open team organised a series of Lantern making workshops with a HIV and stigma theme. The lanterns were then used for an awareness raising parade from the Monument in Newcastle to the Baltic in Gateshead.


Following the sucess of the previous year, the Eyes Open team organised a second fundraising 'Ball', this time with a Moulin Rouge theme.


in 2010 the Eyes Open team organised an ambitious Masquerade Ball which raised funds for HIV work in the region.


2009 saw Eyes Open organise a HIV conference at the Life Centre in Newcastle and a candlelit vigil at Times Square.


2008 saw a HIV awareness march from the Monument, Newcastle to the Sage in Gateshead with a balloon release upon arrival. A free music concert was then given at the Sage with speeches and inspirational music.


In 2007 a HIV awareness march was organised, setting off from the Monument in Newcastle and ending at the Baltic in Gateshead.


In 2006 the winning artwork from the HIV and stigma art competition was exhibited at the Discovery Museum.


2005 saw the Eyes Open winners artwork exhibited at the Discovery Museum with a candlelit vigil taking place at 'The End Bar' (now Secrets).


The second Eyes Open art competition winners exhibition was hosted by the Discovery Museum in 2004. A candlelit vigil organised by Eyes Open also took place at Times Square.


The very first Eyes Open art competition had Trevor as the overall winner and the artwork exhibition was hosted by the Biscuit Factory in 2003.