At long last... the complete video for 'City of Sanctuary', a song that retells the story of Durham (North East England) from the perspective of 'sanctuary', from St Cuthbert's exile in 875, through to the miners' strike of 1984, to refugees who have fled a civil war in the Middle East, to find a home in Durham.
Featuring Durham Cathedral, Redhills Durham, People's Bookshop, Durham City of Sanctuary, Sanctuary 21 and Empty Shop HQ among other groups who in someway have a heartbeat of Sanctuary.
“In these ancient streets, there’s a heartbeat of sanctuary. All are pilgrims of a kind. In these stones you’re not alone, there’s a place to be. In the City of Sanctuary”
Lyrics and music copyright Sam Slatcher
All videos except the image 1.35-1.39 (source: Durham Miners' Gala), taken by Sam Slatcher