For Refugee Week 2019, Skimstone Arts presents Peace Procession2, a 20 minute performance that responds to stories collected from children of Holocaust survivors, Bosnian, Syrian and Roma refugee communities on the theme of ‘Torn from Home.’
The performance explores themes of human acts of kindness, bravery and resilience in times of human madness. It’s about finding identities, connections and hope in a new land and place.
Using live music, soundtracks, theatre and procession, Peace Procession2 invites you to stop and look, reflect, or even choose to join the procession.
Commissioned by Newcastle City Council Arts Development Team and supported by Arts Council Elevate funding.
“I thought that the performance made me think more deeply about the problems faced by refugees and in a much more immediate way by than watching the news, because the actors were directly in front of me. I also felt that the use of mime was excellent, as was the supporting music. Loved the clarinet!” Audience member.
Friday 21 June, 4pm
Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX
Free, no booking required.
Arts Award Adviser training
Skimstone Arts is one of the national training agencies delivering training for Bronze and Silver Arts Award Adviser courses. There are training courses coming up at Skimstone Arts on the following dates:
Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training:
Thursday 25 April 2019
Monday 17 June 2019
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Arts Award Bronze and Silver adviser training:
Monday 18 March 2019
Thursday 4 July 2019
Tuesday 10 September 2019
Reality Boots gigs
See our Young Artists Collective band, Reality Boots, at one of their forthcoming live dates, and pick up a copy of their new album, Evolve:
Friday 5 July, 7pm, Sage Gateshead. More details.