Who Holds the Torch?
If you’d like to be involved please join our FREE workshops (open to all ages) on Wed 25th November 5 – 7.30 pm (sharing stories) and Wed 2nd December 5 -7.30 pm (making an anthem together). Link to Zoom meeting below!
In this workshop we will:
– Talk about Holocaust Memorial Day, what it is and why it is so important
– Use some simple creative activities to explore this year’s themes of Be the Light in the Darkness
– Share our stories of hope and inspiration from Newcastle
Part of Newcastle City Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day Programme 2021.
Topic: Let This City Shine 1: Be The Light In The Darkness Online Workshop
Time: Nov 25, 2020 05:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85177578876?pwd=N2hoQ3ZiWlB1N01IalBrNER6T3pNUT09
Meeting ID: 851 7757 8876
For more info visit here.
Coffee and Chat to keep connected
Skimstone Studio Zoom door will be open on Mondays at 10 am – 11 am from 16.11.20 – 14.12.20
Artists and staff, freelance or furloughed, we can all sometimes feel we’re on our own during Covid-19, especially during these winter months, so Skimstone Arts is opening our virtual studio door to welcome you in for a Hi, a chat, a listen, a chance to just see others, popping regularly or as a one off, whatever works for you. No agenda, just a chance to start the week feeling connected as another human being. Bring a mug of something…
Claire Webster Saaremets is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Coffee, Chat and Connected Zoom Meeting
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82902451236?pwd=RjZBZ1BuamZ6TmZUL1lNZ3NMWTUrQT09
Imagine Your Seat radio show
Where your heart skips a beat…
Mon 9th, Tue 10th and Wed 11th November 2020, 12pm (30min broadcast)
Tune in at skimstone.org.uk by clicking on Skimstone Radio banner
Join us for 3 days of live broadcasts as Skimstone Arts present Imagine Your Seat, an international and intergenerational radio show to celebrate our imagined seats, where our hearts skip a beat wherever we are in the world.
We are recruiting! Freelance Marketing and Communications Manager role
Become part of our Skimstone Arts community and help us to shape how we involve audiences and co creators in work we’re all passionate about in the world that matters.
Find out more here.
Doorbells Covid-19: free film screenings and Q&A
Meet Kathleen, whose life has changed during lockdown – perhaps for the better.
Doorbells Covid-19 is a humorous, poignant and reflective film short that asks questions about where and how we live as we grow older.
Whether living alone, ageing without children or caring for others, what are our options?
How do Kathleen’s choices resonate with our own decisions about how we live? What choices do we really have about where we live now and in the future?
Doorbells Covid-19 has been commissioned by Care & Repair England and Elders Council of Newcastle and is supported by Rayne Foundation. It has been created Skimstone Arts.
Join us for a free online screening of Doorbells Covid19:
Q&A and discussion with the Doorbells Covid19 team
Each film screening will be followed by an informal Q&A and a discussion in small groups about housing and ageing.
If you’d like to, join in with the discussion and share your thoughts and questions about where and how we live as we grow older.
The discussion is part of Northumbria University’s evaluation of the Doorbells project and some of the anonymised discussion notes may be used in project reports and journal articles. Joining the discussion is voluntary and by doing so, we assume that you give your consent for anonymised documented notes to be used in this way.
Your input will help the Doorbells team to research ways of improving housing services for older people, people ageing without children, and carers.
If you have any questions about the project or its evaluation, please email Dr Natalie Forster, Northumbria University, on email@example.com. You can read more about the evaluation here.
Unity In Music – Give a Gig a Week
– POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WILL REARRANGE FOR LATER IN YEAR!
Skimstone Arts and Standing Upright present Unity In Music! Young people from both organisations will be performing on the night a range of songs at B&D Gallery. Donations are welcomed and will go towards Youth Music.
Also, the 12-17 year olds from Standing Upright are performing at B&D Gallery, on the 31st March, where they will perform acoustically, without tracks (except loopers). The older members of the group will be supporting the tech side of this as part of their Arts Award Gold, in a joint venture with Skimstone Arts.
Pay as you feel, all donations go to Youth Music, Free entry event
Commercial Union House,
39 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Peace Procession3: Standing Together
SAGE GATESHEAD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON OUR PLANS FOR PEACE PROCESSION3: STANDING TOGETHER VIA OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
What will people risk to protect others in times of war and conflict?
Dina and Gahiji are newly engaged, sharing the happy news with friends and neighbours.
But quickly, everyone’s world changes; something is happening. People are being segregated, having to hide, run away, and escape from persecution.
Dina and Gahiji are forced to separate and Mama works with a movement of people who bravely struggle to protect children, including those who aren’t their own, putting their own lives in danger.
So, can we bring you a happy ending?
Peace Procession3: Standing Together is an uplifting and powerful music-based performance by an international cast of actors and musicians.
It isn’t a made up story. It’s based on true stories – testimonies from children who survived the Holocaust and stories shared by people living in the UK today who have survived conflict and violence. And it isn’t about the past – it’s about things that are happening right now.
Join us as we celebrate people who help others to survive and ask, who will stand together to welcome this family of refugees into a new place?
The performance is followed by a Q&A with the cast and musicians.
Monday 22 June, 7.30pm
Sage Gateshead, £10 / £4 concessions
Book tickets here
“Beautiful to look at, very moving, thank you.”
“Your performances gave positive messages about how all people can help each other and come together – and the difference this can make.”
“Helped me remember what I have and what I can share.”
Arts Award Adviser training
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
To take part in Arts Award, children & young people need an Arts Award adviser. If you’re interested in becoming an Arts Award adviser, book onto one of the training days coming up in the North East, including the following dates at Skimstone Arts in Newcastle city centre:
Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training:
- 21 April 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
- 1 June 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
- 10 September 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
Arts Award Bronze and Silver adviser training:
- 13 January 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
- 22 April 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
- 16 July 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
- 17 September 2020 – Skimstone Arts, Newcastle
Download details of all the North East Arts Award Adviser training sessions here (PDF).