Curious Monkey is looking for your support from a crowdfunder to support 5 South African artists on an exchange residency in Newcastle upon Tyne in May.

Two Newcastles is a co production between Curious Monkey and Newcastle Arts Development Organisation from Kwa Zulu Natal. ‘Two Newcastles’ is the flagship cultural project for Newcastles of the World, an alliance of all pf the places in the world that share the name Newcastle. The project is supported by International Newcastle.

South African and UK artists will perform a new collaboration ‘This World Here…Nomhlaba Le’ exploring cultural exchange, community and diversity through storytelling, verbatim theatre and song.

They are raising money to support the visit and for the artists to deliver workshops in primary schools, hospitals and with local community choirs, bringing the joyous and unique experience of working with international artists to people in the North East who would otherwise not have the opportunity.

The Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear will match 50% of donations made. They are seeking your support to help them reach £2000 – 50% of their £4000 goal.

Find out more about the background to visit and the crowdfunding page