Children and young people, guided and supported by Unity arts workers- Martin, Owen and colleagues, toured residential care homes and day care centres for the elderly with engaging performances.
The settings challenged the youth circus members, who by all accounts were open to the challenges and were wonderful in all ways.
Funded by the City Council's local ward initiative 'U-Decide,' children, young people and the elderly really benefitted. Young people were supported to apply for funding and prepare & complete the tour.
The children and young people were able to showcase their creative talents and circus skills gained through regular, circus workshops based at St Ninian's Hall Wilbraham Rd M21 and also show their understanding of the elderly and the importance of cross community communication and consideration. The youth arts workers take an holistic approach to the young people's creative, personal and social development.
In Longford Residential Home, there is a wonderful photographic display of the event and below a FBk letter of thanks from the care home.
Chorlton Good Neighbours also enjoyed a performance and kindly made a small donation to the arts project in appreciation - Thank you.
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Longford Residential Care Home Thank you.
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