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Raising the Flag

Sundays at 11.00, 24 June – 9 September

A twelve-week programme of activities accompanies Lubaina Himid: Our Kisses are Petals. The programme celebrates the raising of the flag which sits on top of BALTIC's roof, taking place on each of the Sundays throughout the Great Exhibition of the North. Each week there will be activity at 11.00 to coincide with the raising of Lubaina Himid’s flag.

Week 10
26 August, Beat This
Head to Baltic Square for a performance by Beat This, a loud percussion group who believe that people with additional needs should be seen and heard. Beat This was born through a strong creative friendship with Brazilian art activists Afro Reggae who use culture as their tool to bring about change in communities. Beat This perform using percussion instruments from all around the world. The group are supported by the Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company.

Week 11
2 September, Kissed
Blowing musical retro kisses in your direction, Kissed promise the audiences on Baltic Square a crowd pleasing, melodic, unique interpretations of Pop Classics. The band is made up of Nicky Rushton, Sarah Van Jellie, Charlie Hardwick, Zoe Lambert and Nathalie Stern.

Week 12
9 September, North Tyneside Steel Band
North Tyneside Steel band will perform on Baltic Square as the flag on top of BALTIC is raised. As the North East’s top steel band, the band play a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Caribbean, to pop, classical, jazz and Latin. Recent performances include: The Wickerman Festival, Cudrefin International Steelband Festival, Royal Albert Hall Schools Proms, National Festival of Music for Youth and BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year.