Leeds Playhouse and Opera North

Workshops: leeds

Over three workshops, 19 young people from across Leeds collaborated with performance artists and creative practitioners from Leeds Playhouse to explore their perspectives on health inequalities and potential solutions through creative writing, performance, and photography.
Each group met over four days online. In preparation, young people received creative packs to their door, including materials for film-making, sketching and creative writing.
Creative Practitioners, Ellie Manners and Lily Craig led interactive activities to help groups get to know each other and make everyone comfortable with sharing their experiences, feedback, and creative work remotely. 
The groups worked together and independently to explore their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, their concerns and priorities regarding health inequalities and their perspectives on policies to address inequalities.
Their creative responses took many forms, and this short film provides an overview of the diverse and insightful content they produced.

The project is supported by Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council [ES/S001913/1].