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When asked to identify the defining moment in his life, Desmond Tutu said it came at the tender age of nine, as he and his mother were walking down the street. A tall white man dressed in a sharp black suit began to approach them. During the days of the South African apartheid, the societal norm when a black person and a white person met on a footpath would be for the former to step into the gutter to allow the latter to pass, with an additional nod of the head as a gesture of respect.

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In September 2008 we received an extremely generous loan of £345,000 from the Julie Wilkins Trust in order to facilitate the purchase of our headquarters at 61 The Broadway, Dudley.

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Anyone who knows Saltmine will know that we absolutely love, and pride ourselves on, our Theatre in Education (TIE) work - it’s always a blessing to reach young people.

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Download a full copy of Saltmine News Autumn Winter 2019 and our Prayer card

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Switch Up: an anti-knife crime drama programme set to reach
approximately 5,000 pupils

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In January we lost our dear friend and colleague Andy Palmer. He began working for Saltmine in 1989 and was the man working tirelessly behind the scenes.

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Last Autumn we had the privilege of working in partnership with CHADD, a charity which provides safe houses for women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse, to tell the stories of some of the residents at their homes. 

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This July, John Newton - Amazing Grace is being reworked and is available to book across the country. Saltmine Theatre Company are coming together with you to see this incredible story of grace and redemption retold to the next generation.

A powerfully moving story of slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life. A story that is relevant today.
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Switch Up was created in partnership with Derby City Council to tackle the issues of knife crime, gang violence and self-identity that so many young people are faced with today.
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Henri Nouwen, a Dutch theologian, tells of a time he found himself transfixed by the artistry of acrobats.
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This year we filmed The Soul in the Machine - George Williams YMCA Founder, live at the MAC Birmingham with one of the top film production companies for live theatre.
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