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UNITY Festival 2023

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Saturday 18, Sunday 19 & Saturday 25 March 2023

UNITY Festival 2023

A FREE music and arts festival celebrating humanity, nature and social action.

Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees - Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 March, 10am to 4pm  

Ouseburn Community Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne - Saturday 25 March, 10am to 5pm

UNITY Festival returned for three days of FREE live music, performance, arts, exhibitions, creative workshops and outdoor trails in Stockton-on-Tees and Newcastle upon Tyne. Festival-goers of all ages took part in a jam-packed programme of events to celebrate humanity, nature and social action.


The Festival included performances from Hannabiell and the Midnight Blue Collective, rapper Kema Kay as well as Skimstone Arts’ own young people’s band Reality Boots.

"UNITY Festival 2023 is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together to be part of a community, explore the natural world and consider what we can do to make a difference. Created with diversity at its heart this playful, creative free Festival has been co-designed with community groups we work with across the North East of England."

Claire Webster Saarements, Skimstone Arts' Artistic Director

UNITY Festival 2023 was free. Admission to the Preston Park Museum was also free to ensure the Festival was as inclusive and accessible as possible.














Relaxed atmosphere, family friendly and a real community feel."
UNITY Festival 2023 participant

"Very inclusive and friendly atmosphere, welcoming, wonderful opportunity." UNITY Festival 2023 participant

UNITY Festival 2023 has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as well as funding from Youth Music, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear, Garfield Weston and Community Fund.

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