"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:
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)
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"★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity"
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance"
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation"
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way"
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism"