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"Brilliant project which gives the silenced a voice"

"Brilliant project which gives the silenced a voice"

We've had some really great feedback during the first week of our Songlines installation in Byker:

The stories were very touching and inspiring

Made you think and appreciate your life more. Songlines made me smile, you could feel the happiness. Fantastic.

Lovely and welcoming. I hope lots of people come and enjoy these women's stories

Brilliant project which gives the silenced a voice

Come and visit us and hear the voices of women from minority communities:

Newcastle:
Byker Lives, 15 – 17 Raby Cross, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2FF
Open: Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th December, 11am – 4pm, free refreshments available (late opening on Thursday until 7pm, with food and refreshments) (click here for a map)

Middlesbrough:
Crossroads Community Café,
54 Borough Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 2JH
Open: Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th December,
11am – 3pm, free refreshments available (late opening on Thursday until 7pm with food and refreshments) (click here for a map)

Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison" New York Times
★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance" The Stage
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation" British Theatre Guide
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way" Metro
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide