Using verbatim, storytelling, beatboxing and dance, care-experienced young people will share uplifting and challenging reflections on the care system. The performance explores the positive potential of foster care and its histories through creative practices, and hopes to change the stigma and negativity attached to being in care.
Young people have repeatedly said that there could be more space for trust and empathy in the way in which adults care for young people. The event seeks to explore what can make magical moments in care, moments that matter. Moments that live long in the memory.
This is part of a 7-year participatory process with care-experienced young adults led by The Verbatim Formula and People’s Palace Projects. In partnership with the Foundling Museum in London and a team of artists, researchers, and performers, the project will discover and extend histories and practices of artistic care.
"How can I trust you to hear me? If I share my desires and dreams, will you listen? Will you help me to realise them?" (Care-experienced young person).