Songlines is a powerful multi-media installation created from interviews and conversations with women from minority communities living in the North East. Through discussions on the sea and other places, they shared stories of their childhood and home, leaving people and places behind and of their new lives in the North East of England.

The piece was developed in collaboration with 26 women from minority communities from Byker Sands Centre – Sure Start East, Open Door North East and West End Women & Girls Centre, working alongside photographer Phyllis Christopher, visual artist Taryn Edmonds and filmmaker Kate Sweeney.

Songlines is available to hire. If you would like this beautiful installation as part of your festival programme or event, please email 

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