Freedom City 2017

On 13th November 1967, Newcastle University awarded Dr Martin Luther King an honorary degree, the only UK university to do so in his lifetime. On accepting this award, Dr King made what was to be his final public speech outside of the US before his assassination in April 1968. In a moving address, he called for us to join him in the ongoing struggle against war, poverty and racism.

Freedom City 2017 brings together international artists, musicians, filmmakers, academics and community groups to inspire a new generation to contribute towards tackling the issues that Dr King spoke of in his acceptance speech.

Featured Events

Shahidul Alam: Kalpana's Warriors

Shahidul Alan: Kalpana's Warriors
Bamburgh House, Market Street, Newcastle
1 Dec 2017 -  11 Jan 2018 
Installation by acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, artist and activist.

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Andrea Luka Zimmerman Civil Rites

Andrea Luka Zimmerman Civil Rites
Tyneside Cinema
8 Dec 2017 - 22 Jan 2018
A new film commission made in Newcastle with local residents exploring themes of poverty, racism and war. 

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