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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.

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Artist Impression Freedom On The Tyne

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 through to the event on Sunday 29 October.  For details of workshops and rehearsals contact: rachaelfreedomcity2017@gmail.com 

The next STUDENT Freedom on the Tyne workshops are on Wednesday 11, 18 and 25 October from 2-4pm at Newcastle University Sports Centre, Richardson Road, NE1 7RU. Register NOW

You might also like the Jarrow March Arts and Music Workshops and Rehearsals

Tuesday 10 October 5.30-7.30pm at Broadacre House - theme Suffragettes
Sunday 15 October 10.30am-12.30pm at Chilli Studios - theme Jarrow March
Tuesday 17 October 5.30-7.30pm at Broadacre House - theme Miners
Sunday 22 October 10.30am-12.30pm at Chilli Studios - theme Anti-racism
Tuesday 24 October 2-3pm at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art - all themes
Tuesday 24 October 3-4.15pm at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art - all themes
Tuesday 24 October 5.30-7.30pm at Broadacre House - all themes
REGISTER NOW FOR THE JARROW MARCH

If you have any queries, these workshops are being managed by Northern Roots. Contact Rachael Walsh, rachael@freedomcity2017.com 

If you have any queries, these workshops are being managed by Northern Roots. Contact rachaelfreedomcity2017@gmail.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: info@freedomcity2017.com

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