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Marting Luther King in Newcastle, 50th Anniversary: Freedom on the Tyne

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Freedom City 2017 is a city-wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

As part of this there will be the Freedom On the Tyne event across Tyneside on Sunday 29 October.

A great drama will engulf NewcastleGateshead, inspired by epic struggles from the past and present and far and wide. Alabama 1963, India 1919, South Africa 1961, Manchester 1819, and Tyneside 1936 will be woven together with today’s tumultuous world in a unique immersive performance featuring a local cast of hundreds that will be scheduled throughout the day in different locations. As night falls, an uplifting climax will bring the city to a standstill for an unforgettable moment of light, sound and spectacle.

Starting from different locations across the city, the stories from Alabama 1963, India 1919, South Africa 1961, Manchester 1819, and Tyneside 1936 will be woven together in a unique immersive performance featuring a local cast of hundreds that will develop throughout the day. As night falls, an uplifting climax will bring the city to a standstill for a memorable moment of light, sound and theatre.

 

Details

Date:
October 29
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm