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NCLA Festival Of Belonging – Tickets on sale now!

The NCLA Festival of Belonging is a week-long celebration of diverse literary voices. Taking place from Monday 30th April to Sunday 6th May across Newcastle-Gateshead, it will include literary events, workshops, film screenings, competitions and more. The festival is part of the series of events organised to mark the launch of Newcastle University's theme of Social Renewal.

In her introduction to the Festival programme, Festival host Jackie Kay writes ‘What makes us who we are and where do we belong are questions we all ask ourselves. Does your identity change when you are forced to move country, or when you choose to leave your homeland? Does your identity change when your accent does? Can you be simultaneously placed and misplaced?’

The Festival will bring together writers and audiences to explore and reflect on what it means to belong. Poetry and music night organisers, Trashed Organ will curate a fringe festival with top local writers and musicians. Over the bank holiday weekend, alongside film screenings and radio broadcasts, NCLA will be welcoming writers from across the globe to discuss the Festival theme in relation to their work. The Festival line-up includes Sapphire, Tahmima Anam, Hari Kunzru, Helen Oyeyemi and many more.

Tickets for the bank holiday weekend events are available now from our webstore or from Melanie Birch on 0191 208 7619 or email melanie.birch@ncl.ac.uk. Tickets are also available from the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.

Tickets for the fringe programme are available from the Trashed Organ website.

To see the full Festival Programme, please click here.

published on: 3rd April 2012

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