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We're Recruiting!

Are you passionate about making a lasting difference with local communities, and amplifying important stories?

We are an energetic, artists-led team committed to supporting diverse artists and those at risk of isolation to create work with, for, and about the world that matters to them. We are looking for new trustees to join our multi-arts charity to help steer us through an exciting period of growth as we seek to expand our work and reach more communities across the North East.


For more information download a copy of our recruitment pack.


Images: We Cannot Walk Alone Evaluation Picnic

Listen again to our Refugee Week 2022  broadcast on Skimstone Radio

Listen again to our Artistic Director Claire Webster Saaremets and Associate Artist Ako Ismail as they look back at our involvement in Refugee Week 2022.


This is a chance to hear stories from performers with lived refugee experiences who were involved in creating the Minds of Healing Hearts and discover how they express their journey both before and after performing at Newcastle University and at ARC Stockton. Listeners will also be able to hear how audiences responded to our photographic exhibition One Day Changes featuring work by photojournalists Ako Ismail and Shahor Omar and much, much more.

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Images: Refugee Week 2022 Events

Reality Boots on Tour
Dates throughout July 2022

Following the success of Reality Boots' Brighter Day 2022 Tour the band are back on the road this July as they perform at a host of gigs across Newcastle and Gateshead. Catch them on:

  • Saturday 9 July at 6pm at the Music Spark Show at Sage Gateshead

  • Saturday 16 July at 3pm at Ouseburn Woodland Bandstand with Standing Upright as part of Ouseburn Festival

  • Thursday 28 & Friday 29 July (times tbc) at Walker Workers Week

All gigs are free.


Image: Members of Reality Boots join by musician & rapper Kema Kay

Young Artist Collective
Weekly Sessions

Our weekly Young Artist Collective sessions provide the perfect opportunity for anyone 16 to 25 years of age with an interest in music, sound and other art forms to create work with a diverse group of people in a supportive, nurturing environment. Tuition is available in singing, keyboard, drums, guitar and bass.


Sessions take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's, require no previous experience and are free to attend.

If you would like to find out more about our Young Artist Collective then please contact Peter, our Lead Musician, via email at peter@skimstone.org.uk or on 07855674012.


Image: Members of Skimstone Art's band Reality Boots in rehearsals.

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