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22 October - 13 November
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Walking through time

My local area theme

What’s it about?

This interactive walk will take up to 20 refugees through Newcastle city to help them understand the heritage and built environment. Using memorials across the city, it will highlight global and colonial connections from the past which remain today, e.g. Armstrong, Boer War.

This work builds on ongoing work that Ruth and Henna have been doing with refugees, including taking them for structured walks along Hadrian's Wall. This is exploring meanings of belonging and also of the English rural idyll. The proposed walk will be guided by Henna with Ruth supporting that activity. We will finish with a convivial lunch on campus (location to be confirmed. During this time we will have an informal focus group to reflect on what we saw and heard. The participants will be invited to take part in a further walk in the national park, helping to nurture a sense of belonging by better understanding the place in which they now live. 

Who’s leading the event?

Ruth Mcareavey together with artist Henna Asikainen

Open to

Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

Of particular interest to

Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

Event Booking details

Contact Ruth Mcareavey via email