International Music Night in aid of Freedom from Torture

Tuesday 26th June 2018
International Music Night in aid of Freedom from Torture: The Crossings Band, Ladies of Midnight Blue, Tony Wilson, St Dominic's African Choir
At The Cumberland Arms, Ouseburn NE6 1LD
Tickets £10, £5 students/unwaged, asylum seekers free
On Tuesday 26th June, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a fantastic night of international music will be happening at the Cumberland Arms in Ouseburn. It is in aid of  Freedom from Torture (a national charity) whose centre in Newcastle offers support and treatment to people across the North East.  Most clients are asylum seekers, mainly  from Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
The clients are extremely traumatised by their experiences and require very specialised treatment by highly skilled practitioners using various therapies. Costs of treatment are high so fundraising is vital.  Freedom from Torture is not government funded, 80% of it's income is from voluntary donations and it is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to helping survivors of torture
start the healing process towards recovery and a normal life.  For more information see:
There is great line up of musicians so get out your dancing shoes, support a worthwhile cause and enjoy a good night out.

St Dominic’s African Choir, this young choir formed 3 years ago has only10 members but they have big voices  singing a mix of African, traditional, gospel and classical songs

LADIES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE are an Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet comprised of Hannabiell Sanders (Bass Trombone, African & Latin Percussion, Mbira) and Yilis del Carmen Suriel (African & Latin Percussion, Mbira). They create a powerful and upbeat fusion of trance drum rhythms that produce a melodic percussive sound by weaving combinations of percussion, brass, vocal chants, and mbira.

Tony Wilson is a South Shields-based storyteller and musician, who has travelled the North East and the world telling stories, engaging schools and running workshops.  He plays folk music on his guitar, often with Tom McConville, with many Northumbrian tunes.

Crossings Band provides lively dance music from all corners of the globe played by a tight ensemble of local and international musicians.

Date 26/06/2018
Time 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue Cumberland Arms
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Organiser or on the door
Freedom from Torture North East Supporters Group
Category Music
Price £10, £5 students/unwaged, asylum seekers free