Who Do You Want To Meet?

A celebration of Culture, Creativity and Imagination

28 June, 5.00 – 7.00pm

St Luke’s Church Hall, Merle Terrace, Pallion, SR4 6SF

Join us in celebrating the culture, creativity and imagination of our local Sunderland Communities!

Earlier this year, Sunderland Culture brought together individual community groups from across Sunderland to work together on a creative project called Who Do You Want to Meet?

The groups worked alongside professional artists for eight weeks to create a special performance, each of which will be shared on 28 June.

The first group are formed of participants from Falling On Your Feet, a dance programme for people aged 65+ who meet to improve coordination and balance, and asylum seekers and refugees who are part of the Friends of The Drop-In’s weekly Women’s Group. Supported by artists Tracey West and Anna Hall, the group have choreographed a contemporary dance performance which explores the cultural and personal symbolism of scarves and veils around the world. 

Hendon Writer’s Group, based at Back on The Map in Hendon, have been working with the asylum-seeking and refugee community through Friends of The Drop-In. The group have been working with local writer, James Whitman to create stories which celebrate the commonality of human experience across cultures, using the prompt “hatched, matched, and dispatched”. The stories explore childhood, love and loss, and have been recorded specially for this event.

Dance performances will take place at 5.30pm and 6.30pm, with stories from the writer’s group shared throughout the evening.

Please note there is limited seating in St Luke’s Church Hall. Free refreshments will be available.

Extra information:

St Luke’s Church Hall is fully accessible but please get in touch if you have any questions about the venue: [email protected]

Who Do You Want To Meet?  is brought to you by Sunderland Culture through our Great Place programme, and made possible by National Lottery players, funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Helix Arts have supported Who Do You Want To Meet?  volunteers and partners through their Make It Happen programme.

Make It Happen is an action learning, training, and development programme for community groups,  funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.