Events and Activities
These events formed part of the 2019 programme of Fly The Flag. All events are past.
The Midlands’ Premiere of Ai Weiwei’s 2019 film The Rest.
The Tide explores the narratives and experiences of migration within the UK whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture.
Getting to Know Your Rights – Museum Trail
Discover a short trail exploring what human rights are and why they are so important.
Human rights and freedom fights
A chance to get hands-on with objects in the museum collection celebrating civil rights movements, revolutionaries and freedom fighters.
9, 16, 30 June, 1-3pm.
Slavery and abolition
Find out about the transatlantic slave trade, get hands on with objects in our abolition collection and discover incredible freedom fighters who campaigned to end slavery.
29 June, 11am-12pm.
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil
Theatre production of the 1973 classic Scottish play which looks at Scottish history from the highland clearances to the oil boom. A universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of many.
Location: Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ
Flag Making Workshop
In these creative drop-in sessions, there will be an opportunity to help design and make a flag which the Pier Arts Centre will fly from the 24th to 30th June 2019 as an advocate for human rights. All welcome. Family friendly!
Location: The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, KW16 3AA
The Mob Reformers
The Mob Reformers is the story of a group of people that rebelled against the King of England for denying their basic human rights to live as free people. In 1381 under a crippling taxation and poor basic infrastructure and growing distance between poorest and the aristocracy. The rebels were forced to revolt.
The Mob Reformers brings this story to life echoing the plight of some of the poorest people around the world and signalling that nearly 600 years later very little has changed.
Presented by the Lyric Ensemble,a group of 15 actors working and training two nights a week over nine months with the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
In a version by Omar El-Khairy. Devised with the Lyric Ensemble