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A celebration of community, music and creativity will be held at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle on Saturday 7th August, as North East collective Love Is The Map encourage people to connect, build confidence and reimagine what community means to them.

A host of entertainment is promised, including Curious Monkey Theatre’s story-sharing Curious Caravan, the Coalescence Sound System, an eclectic mix of tunes throughout the day from DJs, plus arts and crafts activities and the opportunity to find out about local groups and campaigns. Joyful celebration is at the heart of Love Is The Map’s ethos, as founder Beth Coverdale explains: “We think it is important to put on an event that will help build confidence as well as be an enjoyable festival with music, creativity, dancing, learning and fun. We want to inspire a collective sense of purpose and raise aspirations, helping to bring back a sense of collective community.”

Beth continues: “Through this event we hope to bring together and foster understanding amongst people from diverse communities, and of different ages, abilities and life experiences. The activities will offer opportunities to have fun, learn new things and start planning next steps post-Covid – acknowledging the struggles people have faced over the last year and aiming to create space for community-led change. Mainly it will be a chance to celebrate everything that is incredible about our communities and neighbours.”

It’s not just a day of fun though; Love Is The Map have raised £2,000 to benefit communities in the East End of Newcastle, and the event itself will be free to attend (book a table via the venue).

Love Is The Map takes place at The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Saturday 7th August

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