Join us for our AGM on Carers’ Rights Day on Friday 25 November. Our Chair of Trustees, David Clelland, will review 2016 and look ahead to the next 12 months. We will be joined by Drama & Applied Theatre Performing Arts Students from Northumbria University for an exciting drama performance based on carers own stories and issues. Refreshments and a buffet will be provided by the Samosa Sisters.
Our CEO, Steve Cowen, explains the background to the Northumbria University project:
“Over the last few months I have been working with Dr. Matt Hargrave, Senior Lecturer, Department of Arts at Northumbria University to develop ways in which we can work in partnership. Last month I was invited to meet third year students who were interested in producing a performance which focussed on carers. This work is to be an assessed part of the Drama & Applied Theatre and Drama & Scriptwriting degree courses. Since that time the students have identified five themes reflecting carer experiences which they have developed into a performance. They have met with carers we are supporting and gained their permission to record and use the exact words of carers in the telling of their stories. This is an innovative and exciting way of raising awareness about carers and I am extremely grateful to Northumbria University, Matt Hargrave and the students involved for thinking about carers and for all the hard work they have put into this”.