Celebrating Sanctuary

by Sanctuary Network Morpeth

The Event

Celebrating Sanctuary was an event held on the 26th May 2017 at the Riverside Lodge in Morpeth, Northumberland. Hosted by Ayont's director Lauren and engineered by Matt, the evening was a charitable showcase to raise funds for refugees settling locally. Organised by Debbie Santer and the Sanctuary Network Morpeth team the event was a huge success and lots of money was raised for refugee families.

The event was supported by wonderful performers and speakers all of whom keep the refugee crisis close to heart, many actively working towards a more positive future for refugees both at home and abroad. 

For more information regarding the work of Sanctuary Network Morpeth or if you are looking for ways to get involved visit there Facebook page here.


The Podcast

A live recording of the night was turned into a podcast to capture the evening, you will here snippets of each performance and those who spoke on the night.

The Art

Our UNITY project was up and running at the Sanctuary event. 


UNITY is a structure with 24 identifying markers, each participant takes a ball of wool and wraps it around each marker they identify with. Once the piece is completed by multiple participants the structure builds to create a web of the communities similarities and differences. 


For more information or where to book UNITY visit the project page here.

"Ayont brought dedication and expertise to the event through planning and delivery. The 'Unity' piece of community art was a great way of getting people talking, and of looking at our similarities and differences. I would thoroughly recommend Ayont Arts to you."

Debbie Santer - Celebrating Sanctuary's Producer


Lauren Sanderson

Company Director


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