The following events celebrate Refugee Week 15-21 June 2015.
SUNDAY 14 JUNE, SHOW AT LIVE THEATRE, NEWCASTLE
Stella Chiweshe is an internationally renowned singer and performer of the mbira dzavadzimu, or thumb piano, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. She has performed all over the world including at three different WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) festivals.
World music ensemble Crossings Band support. Members from many different countries play passionate rootsy reggae, stomping township jive, atmospheric middle eastern ballads and latin percussion grooves.
MONDAY 15 JUNE, 5.30PM, NEWCASTLE CITY LIBRARY (BEWICK HALL)
Newcastle City of Sanctuary presents a special Refugee Week Talk.
Professor Chris Mullard CBE, one of the UK’s leading authorities on race relations and chairman of Focus Consultancy, a multiracial agency, specialising in the provision of research, development, social marketing, training and other key consultancy services in the field of the social management of change within global and multicultural contexts. For several years he chaired the Notting Hall Carnival Committee. He is the author of ‘Black Britain’ and ‘Race, Power and Resistance’, was Secretary-General of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination in the 1960s, and returns to Newcastle where he was the first director of the Community Relations Council.
Prior to the talk, Cllr Joyce McCarty (Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council) will conduct the official unveiling of Newcastle upon Tyne’s award as a City of Sanctuary to celebrate our commitment to welcoming and including those seeking sanctuary in our City.