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    Three locations around the North East

    Stories of Sanctuary - refugee-led music performance tours the North East

    March 21 - Durham Cathedral

    March 22 - ARC Stockton

    March 24 - The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 

    (Please click the link above to book tickets - advance booking recommended)

    Following the success of the launch last year, the Stories of Sanctuary community project begins a UK tour in the North East! An emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those with experience of seeking sanctuary, linking the past with the present. Drawing on Durham’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing the civil war in Syria – Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into the project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs.

    Stories of Sanctuary is made up of the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, featuring the National Syrian Orchestra’s Raghad Haddad along with the project’s curator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher. The project was rated 9/10 at its sold-out premiere at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and the choir performed an exclusive set in the Houses of Parliament with partner organisation City of Sanctuary in November 2018.