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Sunderland Stories of Sanctuary

On the Saturday 25th June, 7pm, Stories of Sanctuary comes to Sunderland College, Bede Campus. 


To celebrate Refugee Week, Citizen Songwriters are creating a performance piece to celebrate the diverse stories of sanctuary in Sunderland. From glass makers to pilgrims, from shipbuilders to recently arrived sanctuary seekers, people have been arriving and shaping the culture of Sunderland for many centuries.

The concert showcases original songs from across the North East as well as new Sunderland stories, featuring a new community choir and the musicians of the Citizen Songwriters project, along with Raghad Haddad a viola player from the National Syrian Orchestra.


*The new scratch choir which is open to the public begin rehearsing at Sunderland College Bede Campus at 5pm on Thursday 9th June and each Thursday same time, same place until the performance. The choir is made up of different communities in Sunderland and no prior experience is needed to join. If you would like to join the community scratch choir, please email us here. *

Tickets are FREE - please reserve your tickets below or via this link

If you would like to make an optional donation to support the work we do, please do to this link here: 

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