Stories of Sanctuary comes to The Exchange, North Shields.
Join us for an emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those seeking sanctuary in County Durham.
The songs were written as part of a community songwriting project and draw on the city of Durham’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing civil war in Syria.
The performance features the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, the National Syrian Orchestra’s viola player, Raghad Haddad, and project curator and folk singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher.
Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into a project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs.