Peace Procession 3: Standing Together

What will people risk to protect others in times of war and conflict?

Dina and Gahiji are newly engaged, sharing the happy news with friends and neighbours.

But quickly, everyone’s world changes; something is happening. People are being segregated, having to hide, run away, and escape from persecution.

Dina and Gahiji are forced to separate and Mama works with a movement of people who
bravely struggle to protect children, including those who aren’t their own, putting their own lives in danger.

So, can we bring you a happy ending?

Peace Procession3: Standing Together is an uplifting and powerful music-based performance by an international cast of actors and musicians.

It isn’t a made up story. It’s based on true stories – testimonies from children who survived the Holocaust and stories shared by people living in the UK today who have survived conflict and violence. And it isn’t about the past – it’s about things that are happening right now.

Join us as we celebrate people who help others to survive and ask, who will stand together to welcome this family of refugees into a new place?

The performance is followed by a Q&A with the cast and musicians.

Duration: 45 minutes, no interval. Recommended age: 10+. We support free access to our performances for refugee and asylum seeking individuals and communities.

David Stickman Higgins
Mariae Smiarowska
Greta Heath
Kema Kay
Steven Richens

Adrian Cristian Balmandir
Peter Saaremets

Audience feedback

“Beautiful to look at, very moving, thank you.”

“Your performances gave positive messages about how all people can help each other and come together – and the difference this can make.”

“Helped me remember what I have and what I can share.”

Commissioned by Newcastle City Council Arts Development Team and supported by Arts Council England.