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May 2019

Gauri Raje: Tales of Exile and Sanctuary

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burnlaw, Burnlaw Centre
Whitfield, NE47 8HF
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An evening with master storyteller, Gauri Raje ‘Tales of Exile and Sanctuary’ is a tapestry of stories from around the world exploring the human questions of exile and refuge. Some of the questions it asks are: What is our relationship with the outsider? How do we make friends with the exiled through stories? Within this, Gauri questions the beauty and horrors of exile and what can be nourished through sanctuary. ******************************** This is an evening for 12 yrs + £8/6…

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Workshop: Self and Other, Using Stories to Work with Migrant Peoples

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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In this workshop participants will explore, in a practical way, how stories and storytelling can be used in work with migrant peoples, whether it is asylum-seekers, refugees or long-term migrants. In particular, we will look at how storytelling can be used as a vehicle to help people relate to one another, themselves and the world around them - as a source of reflection and exploration of identity. We will also look at how it is possible to communicate with story, when…

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Gauri Raje: Badlands – Untold Stories from Central India

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chillingham Arms, 89-91 Chillingham Rd
Heaton, NE6 5XL
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We know the exotic, colourful and spiritual India - a land of rivers, festivals, gods, dances and lush green fields. But what about the rest? Gauri Raje went on a journey to her ancestors' region, and found badlands; both in her father's and mother's lineage. Her stories come from outlying sections of society in Western and Central India where there is thirst, but also courage, wit, humour and music! Tickets on the door - £8 regular rate (£6 hardship rate or…

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June 2019

Malcolm Green: Going Home to Africa

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt Studio, 10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP United Kingdom
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From Bath to Bafut and back...It all started with a sunbird on a triangular stamp - the pull to Africa. But then, perhaps the ancestral genes directed the flight to that sensuous, sprawling city - terror in every fibre of my body. Through a pieced together tale of faded memory and folktale, Malcolm tells of longing, of homecoming and the journey to story. Tickets on the door – £8 regular rate (£6 hardship rate or £10 philanthropist rate)

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