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Freedom on the Tyne - Casting Workshops

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Freedom on the Tyne is fast approaching on 29th October 2017 and we are nearly ready to start rehearsals. We are inviting all participants and communities we have met already to join us for a workshop to cast the different stories and performances and discuss the rehearsal schedules.

These sessions are also open to people who haven't been to a workshop before but still want to get involved - so bring your family and friends!

Please let us know your preference from the workshop dates listed below:

Available sessions:

- Thursday 28th Sept (7pm-9pm) @ Newcastle University Sports Centre
- Friday 29th Sept (7pm-9pm) @ Newcastle University Sports Centre
- Saturday 30th Sept (10pm-12pm) @ Heworth Grange
- Saturday 30th Sept (2pm-4pm) @ Heworth Grange

If you can't make any of these dates and would like to get involved in Freedom on the Tyne, or want to find out more, please email


Freedom City 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University. Freedom City 2017 includes a citywide programme of exhibitions and events, plus Freedom on the Tyne - a dramatic event inspired by the speech made by Dr King and civil rights struggles across the globe.

On Sunday 29th October, a great drama will engulf Newcastle and Gateshead. Out of the buildings and through the streets a once in a lifetime afternoon of theatre, music, dance, circus and art will unfold, celebrating the courage and sacrifice of those who have led the long march for civil rights.

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and abilities to play an important role in bringing Freedom on the Tyne to life. There are a wide range of roles available - from performers and marchers to musicians and event logistics. You will be part of a cast of hundreds, working alongside professional actors, dancers, singers, musicians and performers to create an unforgettable piece of storytelling.

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