Refugees Welcome in Newcastle
The past few days in Newcastle have seen a very active campaign to support the welcoming of refugees in the UK and the North East. On Saturday, 12th September a march was held through Newcastle from the Life Centre to the Newcastle Civic Centre followed by a rally. The event was organised by the Newcastle Stop the War Coalition, Newcastle Unites, North East Unites Against Fascism, and North East People’s Assembly as part of a national day of action for…
Crossings Music Promotion Assistant Volunteer Needed
This volunteer position is in cooperation with City of Sanctuary’s Songs of Sanctuary initiative.
North East Solidarity with Calais Refugees
The past few months have seen a heightened international focus on the refugee crisis in Europe, including the mounting tensions at Calais. We’ve received many requests from people asking how they can be of help to these asylum seekers. One group which we are connected with that is striving to make a difference is North East Solidarity with Calais Refugees on Facebook.
Recapping Refugee Week
Refugee Week in Newcastle was a huge success. From spirited events to lively entertainment to important discussions, the events covered a huge spectrum of information and emotion. Here is just a quick glimpse of some of the happenings from last week. A more detailed review of Refugee Week will be covered in our next newsletter.
Newcastle City of Sanctuary Certificate Unveiling
On Monday, 15th of June, the Newcastle City of Sanctuary certificate was officially unveiled at Newcastle Public Library in the city centre. The certificate will remain on display for those who wish to see it in person. Though the certificate was awarded in June 2014, it is great to have the recognition posted publicly.
With Refugee Week Upon Us, Stella Chiweshe Makes Her Way to Newcastle
“Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe’s renowned ‘Queen of Mbira’, is just one North East attraction during Refugee Week” Check out The Journal’s article about Stella’s upcoming appearances in Newcastle in honour of Refugee Week.
Newcastle City Council joins City of Sanctuary
Newcastle City Council have signed a motion in favour of becoming a City of Sanctuary. The following article appeared on their website:
Refugee Week Events
Refugee Week in Newcastle
TRACING MOVEMENTS – 2 short films plus workshop. 7.30pm, Sunday 27 October, Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2NP. ‘Emerging Solidarities’ recounts the story of a group of Senegalese migrant workers who worked on a tomato plantation in the west of Greece. The workers were owed wages – they organised a hunger strike, built alliances, and the struggle grew… ‘The Invisible Workforce’ is a short film about the circumstances and struggles of seasonal workers in Southern Italy exploring…
Our Big Gig
Our Big Gig, at The Tyne: Maling Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne Join us for a mini Crossings festival, featuring performances by The Crossings Band, the choir and a variety of instrumental groups plus world music DJ.There will also be participatory workshops for you to join in with and make some noise together. This event is part of the ‘Our Big Gig’ scheme designed to bring communities to music events.