Get involved

There are a range of opportunities for individuals and community groups to work with Freedom City 2017 on the delivery of this amazing project commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University.

Public workshops  

We have some exciting workshops working with our creative team to explore dance, music and theatre making, and to find out more about Freedom on the Tyne.

Public workshops are happening 5th July (7pm), 8th July (10am and 2pm) and 19th July (7pm), all running for 2 hours each approximately, please fill in the form below if you are interested in attending a public workshop.

It is important for us that anyone who is interested in challenging the themes of Freedom City 2017 feels there is a role for them, so there are both performing opportunities and organising opportunities.

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Participate

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.

This once in a life time experience will see volunteers working with professional dancers, musicians and theatre makers to create an unforgettable piece of storytelling in unusual and unexpected places across NewcastleGateshead. If you would like to take part please register your interest by subscribing to our mailing list below.

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For 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.

 
 
 

Community organisers

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. 

 
 
 

Legacy 

Northern Roots, one of the delivery partners for Freedom City 2017, are leading a legacy programme which aims to work with organisations, communities and individuals to support talent development and workforce development for artists and young people who find it difficult to engage in the arts and culture. For more information contact andy@freedomcity2017.com