One Day Changes

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Thursday 27 January, 2pm

One Day Changes

Presented as part of Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2022

Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library


Join presenters Kema Sikazwe and Claire Webster Saaremets live at Newcastle City Library’s Bewick Hall, or tune in via Skimstone Radio, for a unique broadcast featuring music from Skimstone Arts’ band Reality Boots and Ensemble band alongside film, poetry and spoken word to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Inspired by real stories, research and lived experiences One Day Changes explores how we can build a better future, one change at a time. 

One Day Changes explores how humanity can share understanding, care and support that positively affects people’s traumatic lives and has been created with and by artists with lived refugee experience from Bosnia, Kurdistan and Liberia as well as Skimstone Arts’ Associate Artists and Young Artist Collective.

One Day is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2022.

Tickets are FREE, booking is essential or tune into the event via Skimstone Radio on the day.

We'd like to invite you to get involved with One Day Changes by sharing one moment that changed your life as a photograph or story and send to and we may include this in the broadcast.

Also taking place as part of Holocaust Memorial Day:

Thursday 13 to Thursday 20 January 2022

One Day Changes Exhibition

Presented as part of Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2022

Newcastle City Library


One Day Changes is an exhibition by Skimstone Arts Associate Artists and photojournalists Ako Ismail and Shahor Omar from Iraqi Kurdistan with lived refugee experience. Their images show how in one day something so dramatic and life-changing forces people, including children, who were leading normal lives suddenly to become refugees fleeing their homes, and become survivors looking for a safe place.

Find out more here.

Image at top of page: Yazidis escaping to another city and who have long faced persecution, the United Nations has described the Islamic State’s campaign against them as genocide with militants kidnapping thousands of Yazidis in one day by artist Ako Karim.