Cafe of Dreams
Pop in for a biscuit, a song and a dream, Of journeys and wonders in Byker, we’ve seen, What do our visions and hopes really mean?
Come and help us create the cafe of dreams. Try making a song, soundtrack, a photograph, a film of where you would fly to, where you’d be free. Come at any time, for as long as you want:
Residency: Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February at 2pm – 4:30pm Friday 21st February at 11am -12:30pm & 2pm – 4:30pm
Event: Saturday 22nd February at 2pm – 4pm
No age restrictions, (Under 8 accompanied by an adult) it’s FREE, everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided.
St Michael’s Cafe, 2 Raby Street, Byker, Newcastle upon-Tyne, NE6 2AL
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 7pm
Big Dreams is a celebration of work by young people at The Bostey where they have responded to questions such as:
‘What is important?’, ‘What makes you angry?’ and ‘What gives you hope?’ during their drop in sessions with artists from Skimstone Arts.
The young people have been creating performance, video, sound and animation art work that answers questions about identity, stereotypes and growing up in the North East today. They have also been creating mini magazines and origami boxes to capture their hopes and wishes, and send messages to loved ones.
Free event, everyone welcome, refreshments provided.
The Bostey, Church St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 3NG
Peace Procession3: Standing Together
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).