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21 March 2019  -  30 November 2019

Stories of Sanctuary


Stories of Sanctuary returns to the stage in March 2019!

Stories of Sanctuary is embarking on a UK tour, visiting the North East in March, Yorkshire in June, the Midlands in August and the South in November.

The first set of dates for the North East are now released:

March 21 – Durham Cathedral

March 22 – ARC Stockton

March 24 – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle (Raghad Haddad and Sam Slatcher only)

Please book via the links above – advanced booking recommended.

Following the success of the launch last year, the Stories of Sanctuary community project returns to 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.

Photo: Simone Rudolphi