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An eclectic line-up of musicians and storytellers will come together for what promises to be a joyful, yet thought-provoking, night of music on Tuesday 26th June at The Cumberland Arms, marking the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The event will raise money for national charity Freedom from Torture, which has a centre in Newcastle and offers specialist support and treatment to people in the city, with outreach work also conducted in Middlesbrough and Stockton. This hugely important group works with mainly adult asylum seekers from Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sri Lanka, as well as Lebanon, Turkey, Rwanda and Iraq. They’re the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to treating survivors of torture, providing a combination of individual and group therapy by skilled practitioners which relies on voluntary donations, so this night of international music is highly worth your time and hard earned pounds.

The line-up features a diverse range of musicians, with lively dance music from The Crossings Band; folk music and storytelling from Tony Wilson; the incomparable Ladies of Midnight Blue, and their upbeat and melodic percussion and brass-based Afro-Latin sounds; plus St Dominic’s African Choir, who sing a mixture of African, traditional, gospel and classical songs.


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