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Fri 30 April  |  10.00am - 12 noon (BST)

Online Conversations  |   For all ages  

BSL interpreted  | Automated Closed Captions Available 

North East Culture Social: Let's Get International

Unfolding Theatre and Curious Monkey

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Credit: North East Culture Social

North East Culture Social and GIFT invite you to come together and talk all things international. How does the North East feel for visiting artists and workers? How have international relationships shaped the work of North East artists? And what is a North East artist anyway? Let’s talk about the international cultures that meet in this corner of the world, and hopes and dreams for international collaborations in the future.

Artist biographies

Unfolding Theatre and Curious Monkey are both touring theatre companies based in Newcastle. They share a love of bringing people together. They started co-hosting North East Culture Social in the first lockdown along with BalletLORENT, Curious Arts, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Open Clasp, Live Theatre, Northern Stage & November Club.

Curious Monkey is an award-winning theatre company of sanctuary based in northeast England. The company was started after founders Amy and Jen met on a plane to South Africa. Our work shares stories rooted in the experiences of the communities we work with in the north east of England and beyond. We run long term projects making theatre and films with people who have experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker and those with experience of the care system.


Unfolding Theatre makes big-hearted theatre that delights in bringing people together. Community-based co-creation with surprising combinations of people generates warm, distinctive theatre, rich in ideas.


Our award-winning touring productions include Hold On Let Go, Multiverse Arcade, Putting The Band Back Together, Lands of Glass, Best in the World and Building Palaces.


Unfolding Theatre was founded in 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne by Artistic Director, Annie Rigby.

BSL Interpreters and Automated Close Captions are available for this event.

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Ticket information and accessing events online
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, The GIFT Exchange is taking place online, providing a digital space for us to come together to exchange. 
Tickets are limited and Free and need to be booked in advance. GIFT welcomes donations over the 3 days of The GIFT Exchange.

You can also book tickets for

The GIFT Exchange events via our Eventbrite booking page here

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