News: Stories of Sanctuary

The project – which consists of a choir of 15 along with coordinator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher and guest viola player Raghad Haddad from the National Syrian Orchestra – begin their tour in the North East, performing at Durham Cathedral on March 21st.

Stories of Sanctuary began as a songwriting project in the city of Durham in June 2018, bringing together different communities living in County Durham, including Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the North East via the UNHCR programme. The songs were written in community songwriting workshops facilitated by Durham songwriter Sam Slatcher, and tell the stories of refugees fleeing war in Syria and their desire to “be as one” with people living in the UK. The group that also includes long-term residents of Durham and students at the university launched their songs at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and performed their songs at the Houses of Parliament in November 2018. 

You can book tickets for the March performances on the Stories of Sanctuary website and you can follow Stories of Sanctuary on Facebook or Twitter



Added Tuesday 5th March 2019