A new performance piece is set to take place at Durham Cathedral Chapter House this month and is certain to capture the heart and soul of the stories of people seeking sanctuary.
‘Stories of Sanctuary’ showcases new songs that were written by participants from different backgrounds, including Syrian refugees, in summer workshops facilitated by Durham-based folk singer-songwriter, Sam Slatcher.
The performance brings together a thousand years of Durham’s history of sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community carrying the body of the much loved Saint Cuthbert in the 10th century, through to recently arrived refugees from the civil war in Syria.
The songs platform enchanting messages of peace that are brought alive by a fusion of different musical styles including medieval music, contemporary folk/jazz, as well as traditional Syrian folk music.
Stories of Sanctuary takes place at Durham Cathedral Chapter House on Friday 19th October from 19:30.
For more information, please visit storiesofsanctuary.co.uk.