Skimstone Arts’ Young Artist Collective invite you to ‘Let Freedom Ring’ inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s speech at Newcastle University in 1967 and exploring what it means to be free, valued, recognised and respected in our city and our world today. Artworks include photography, sound and music compositions, creative writing and live performances, and asks us to question how we respond to brexit, the refugee crisis, gender and current political and social issues.
Let Freedom Ring has been specially commissioned by Juice Festival.
Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. How can he remain connected to those who care about him?
This touching performance asks, what ultimately binds us to others? What new stories can we weave that enable us to release old friends and join new ones?
An uplifting combination of physical performance, sound and potent visuals revealing the meaning of music and people in Paul’s life.
Commissioned by Edinburgh University and based on their latest research along with stories collected from people living with dementia.
Read more about the making of The Ties That Bind.
Spring 2018 (dates TBC), The Civic, Barnsley.
Michael’s Map is a short film aiming to give an intimate and heartfelt insight into the lives of people directly and indirectly affected by Dementia. The narrative’s un-specularity of everyday life captures Dementia’s slowly defining impact and explores how the personal relationships in Michael and his wife Jenny’s life shift from connecting to possible isolation. Subtle but encompassing – the frustration is silent but visible, yet is there hope?
Produced in a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Skimstone Arts and based on research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Forthcoming screening at Tyneside Cinema, date TBC