King’s Lynn carers stage cabaret show

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Lynn Arts Centre provided the venue for a special show marking the end of months of hard work by young carers on a research project that saw them taking to the stage to perform an original cabaret.

Providing an exciting crescendo for The Art & Wellbeing Action Research Project, the show was put on for friends, family, and special guests including Lynn’s deputy mayor Colin Manning, and his wife Julie.

The project started in May as a means for young carers and care leavers to engage with each other and learn new skills through group sessions such as painting workshops, drumming lessons and music tutorials.

The project members received a £150 bond from the Arts Centre for group activities, including seeing Pocket Dream and Blackout in the Guildhall Theatre – which helped inspire their own show.

Provided with tutors and a venue by the Arts Centre, the group met every Sunday to prepare and rehearse for their final performance of their original show, This Is What Made Us.

The show featured a range of performance styles including singing, comedy, poetry, dance and even a live installation art piece. The Arts Centre team congratulated the Art & Wellbeing participants on a wonderful, successful show and hopes to continue working with them.