What's On

One Day Changes Q&A
Wednesday 11 May,  4pm - 5.30pm
St John's College, Durham

Join our Associate Artists Ako Ismail and Shaho Omar as they take part in a free Q&A hosted by our Artistic Director Claire Webster Saaremets about the power of the image within photojournalism. This free event will take place at St John's College Durham from 4pm - 5.30pm then there will be an opportunity to explore Ako and Shaho's photographic and film exhibition One Day Changes documenting refugee camps in Iraq and Syria which will be officially opened at 6pm.

Find out more about One Day Changes here.

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One Day Changes Exhibition
Wednesday 11 May to Tuesday 17 May
St John's College, Durham

Don't miss the chance to see a unique collection of documentary photographs taken in Iraq by photojournalists Ako Ismail and Shahor Omar which explore how in one day something so dramatic and life-changing can force people, including children, who were leading normal lives, to suddenly become refugees fleeing their homes, and become survivors looking for a safe place.

Admission is FREE.

Reality Boots: Brighter Day 2022 Tour
17-25 June 2022
Venues across the North East


Join Skimstone Arts' young people's band Reality Boots for an evening of eclectic music as part of their A Brighter Day 2022 North East tour.


Made up of passionate singular voices each with unique experiences Reality Boots’ set features powerful songs infused with various genres to get the feet tapping and the mind thinking.

Tickets are FREE.

Photo by Shahor Omar.

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Refugee Week
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 June 2022
St Peter's Church, Stockton upon Tees

Refugee Week is a festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. The theme for Refugee Week 2022 is Healing. This year we will be working with people with lived refugee experience in Stockton to co-create new work to be shared with audiences at a special event.

Watch this space for more information.

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.


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