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Freeflow Creativity Cafe
Every Tues from 21 Nov to 19 Dec, 10.30am to 12pm
The NewBridge Project, Clarence Walk, The Shieldfield Centre NE2 1AL

Have a go at writing lyrics, poetry and monologues inspired by real stories with artists from Skimstone Arts.

Work created will have the chance to be featured in our A Night of Fear & Freedom Live Events and Radio Broadcast, presented as part of national Holocaust Memorial Day Events in January 2024.

These sessions are free. There will be lots of tea and cake provided. No experience or booking is necessary. Just come along.

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Free Songwriting & Instrumental Tuition
Every Thurs & Fri 5.30pm
The NewBridge Project, Clarence Walk, The Shieldfield Centre NE2 1AL

If you're aged 16 to 25 and would like to learn the art of songwriting or how to play a new instrument why not join our band, Reality Boots and help create a new song to be shared at our A Night of Fear & Freedom event and radio broadcast?


Sessions take place on a weekly basis. No experience is necessary.

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A Night of Fear & Freedom - Exhibition
Thurs 18 to Thurs 25 Jan 2024,  10am to 4pm
Exhibition space outside Bewick Hall, Level 2, Newcastle City Library

Witness this powerful new photographic exhibition that captures fragments of real stories, lyrics, poetry and photographs from our Associate Artists and contributors, exploring the theme of 'Fragility of Freedom'.

Join us for the official exhibition opening on Thursday 18 January at 12.30pm.

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A Night of Fear & Freedom - Live Events
Wed 24 Jan, 12pm, 1.10pm & 2.20pm, Bewick Hall, Level 2 Newcastle City Library
Thurs 25 Jan,12pm, 1.10pm & 2.20pm, The NewBridge Project, The Shieldfield Centre

Join our Artistic Director Claire Webster Saaremets, Associate Artist Ako Ismail, musicians and story sharers around a campfire, and listen to live and recorded performances of true stories, new and original songs, music, spoken word and poetry.


This powerful, thoughtful and uplifting experience highlights stories from diverse contributors about how freedoms have been stolen, lost and found.

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A Night of Fear & Freedom - Radio Broadcast
Fri 26 Jan, 12.30pm on Skimstone Radio

Hear highlights from our A Night of Fear & Freedom exhibition and event and thoughts from the audience in this unique, free internet radio broadcast via Skimstone Radio.

A Night of Fear & Freedom is presented as part of the National Holocaust Memorial Day Programme and part of Newcastle City Council's Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2024.

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Songwriting Sessions at St Anthony's
Every Fri morning
St Anthony's Day Care Service, St. Anthonys Of Padua Presbytery, Welbeck Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 3BT


We're back at St Anthony's Day Care Service in Walker to create a new song for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 with their service users. We will also create new songs to be performed at a special awards ceremony at St Anthony's.

These sessions are are for St Anthony’s Day Care services attendees only.

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