Newcastle – Stories of Sanctuary

Event Details

  • Location: Newcastle Cathedral
  • Address: St Nicholas Square, Newcastle, NE1 1PF
  • Start date: 16th November 2023
  • End date: 16th November 2023
  • Times: 7pm
  • Entry fee: Give As You Feel

Stories of Sanctuary draws inspiration from the region’s rich history of providing sanctuary to those in need. This latest performance, featuring music composed and performed by individuals who have sought sanctuary in the North East and featuring singers from choirs formed in previous cities, is presented in collaboration with Citizen Songwriters and The Arts Society Tyneside.

Drawing on the North East’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing the civil war in Syria – Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into the project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs.

Stories of Sanctuary is made up of the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, featuring the National Syrian Orchestra’s Raghad Haddad, along with the project’s curator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher.

The project had its sold-out premiere at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and has been to Sheffield, Hull, Leicester and Birmingham for the UK tour.

Photo Sophie Nimmins