New Jeremy Deller Work Commemorates Martin Luther King in Newcastle

November 14th, 2017

Jeremy Deller is launching a new project in Newcastle this week, commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s honorary degree from Newcastle University with a project in which citizens of the Northern city recite bits of his speeches to those passing by. “Everybody else seems a bit worried. There was a lady with a pram who hustled away, frightened that I was some loony in the library,” says one participant. “But I think when they understand what it’s all about, and what it means to Newcastle, they’ll understand what a special event this is.”Read more at BBC