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Freedom on the Tyne

We would love to hear from you if you would like to be part of a cast of hundreds for Freedom on the Tyne, a memorable event on the Tyne on Sunday 29th October - bringing together stories of five historic and dramatic events that changed the world through the civil rights movement.

Freedom on the Tyne Rehearsals FAQs click here

Freedom on the Tyne public workshops  

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and abilities to play an important role in bringing Freedom on the Tyne to life. If you have an interest in storytelling, drama, music, dance and performance then join our cast now.  There are a wide range of roles available from performers and marchers to musicians and event logistics.

Free public workshops and rehearsals with our creative team will be running from mid September through to the event on Sunday 29 October.  Register NOW! 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Tues 19 Sept

7-9pm

Newcastle University, Sports Centre

Wed 20 Sept

2.30pm-4.30pm

Newcastle University, Sports Centre

Sat 23 Sept

2pm-4pm

 

Space Six, 39 Pilgrim Street

Wed 27 Sept

2.30pm-4.30pm

Newcastle University, Sports Centre

Thurs 28 Sept

7pm-9pm

Newcastle University, Sports Centre

Fri 29 Sept

7pm-9pm

Newcastle University, Sports Centre

 

If you have any queries, these workshops are being managed by Northern Roots. Get in touch with Andy Warmington, andy@freedomcity2017.com

Organisations

Freedom City 2017 needs local communities to be at the heart of the anniversary events and shape how we address the issues in Dr King’s acceptance speech which still affect people today.  There are a variety of ways for voluntary and community groups to get involved.

Volunteer roles 

Freedom on the Tyne needs local community leaders or individuals who have the skills and potential to be one to be at the heart of the anniversary events and shape how we address the issues highlighted in Dr King’s acceptance speech which still affect people today.

Planning an event?

If you’re already planning an event that you feel contributes the to the objectives of Freedom City 2017,  you can complete the project template form either online or download the MS Word version and email this to info@freedomcity2017.com

All events submitted will be reviewed by the Freedom City 2017 Steering Committee and if approved will be included in the programme.

By becoming a Freedom City 2017 project you will be able to utilise the Freedom City 2017 branding, have your project promoted via the website and on social media. There may also be opportunities to collaborate with existing Freedom City 2017 projects or expand your audience or network.

Do you need help and guidance when completing the form?

If you are a cultural venue in the city, contact Bob:  bob.allan@ngi.org.uk

If you are a community group or individual contact Andy: andy.c.warmington@gmail.com

If you are an University member of staff contact Ashleigh: ashleigh.king@newcastle.ac.uk