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Sun 5 May  |  3:30pm - 5pm | St Mary's Heritage Centre

friend panel discussion

with artist Gillie Kleiman, friend participants - hosted by Helen Freshwater

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Over the last 7 weeks, five Gateshead residents, who are non-professional performers, have been working with artist Gillie Kleiman through a series of online conversations and posted packs of creative materials to develop their own solo dance pieces. The dances that each participant creates will be performed in their homes for an invited audience of friends and families during GIFT. 


Join Gillie in conversation with Helen Freshwater (Newcastle University) along with some of the friend participants for a lively conversation about their experience participating in the project.  

To find out more about the project visit:


BSL interpreted
signed event

This panel discussion is presented with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, delivered by BSL interpreters Faye Alvi and Caroline Ryan.

Date: Sun 5 May at 3:30pm
Duration: 1hr & 30 minute panel discussion 
Age guidance: All ages welcome
Tickets: £5 or Pay What You Decide 
St Mary's Heritage Centre

Ticket information

There are three ways to experience GIFT:

  • Individual Performance, Workshop & Panel Discussion Tickets £12-£5
    Want to pick and choose which events you attend? Individual performance tickets are available for each performance, priced between £12 and £8 for concessions. Individual workshop and panel discussion tickets are £5.


  • GIFT Festival Pass £50 (£40 early bird pass)
    This pass gives you access to ALL GIFT events happening across the festival. It's the best value if you want to see everything.

    Pro-tip: A limited number of early bird passes are available for only £40 in March, so grab yours before they're gone!

  • Pay What You Decide Tickets
    GIFT is committed to making the festival accessible to everyone. There's a "Pay What You Decide" option for every event. Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated and goes directly towards supporting artists, our community workshop programme and the future of the festival.

By attending GIFT, you're directly supporting the development and presentation of new artistic works in Gateshead.

Any questions?
If you need any help booking tickets or have any questions about the festival, feel free to drop an email to

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