Our lunchtime event on Festival Friday, 9 June, combines storytelling, theatre and a Syrian meze. Storm in the North Theatre will present their unique show Bread is Life which celebrates the power of food to bring people together and remembers the people of Syria.
The event is presented in Holy Trinity Arches in partnership with Ripon City of Sanctuary.
Based on the story of a Syrian baker who wanted to go home and real interviews with refuges and escapees across Europe, it tells the story of a woman who has hope. Performed by a Syrian storyteller alongside a British actor, their two stories are interwoven whilst bread is being made.
Ripon has a long history as a place of sanctuary and the local City of Sanctuary group is proud to continue the tradition in our city. As part of the national network of Cities of Sanctuary the group helps to promote a culture of welcome, by getting involved in raising awareness, campaigning and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers.
Places are limited at this intimate and special event, which promises to be a thrilling piece of interactive storytelling. Tickets include the meze.