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Special dance project with Kinship Carers Liverpool

In the Palm of My Hand was a special project which drew together dance artist Paula Hampson and composer Chris Mellor with a group of women and children from Kinship Carers Liverpool, a registered charity that supports all members of kinship families in the community; carers, children and young people.

With support from Bluecoat, Hampson and Mellor worked creatively with members of the group to explore ways to raise awareness of the role of a kin carer through text, movement,music and film.

Their work culminated in a weekend of public performances at Bluecoat in February 2019 and a short documentary film made by First Take, which gives an insight into the project.

Please take the time to watch and share this film. Help us raise awareness of the plight of kinship families and spread the word about what happens when artists and communities come together. 

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To support Bluecoat to continue to offer opportunities for artists and communities to come together and make an impact, click below to make a donation. 



To support Kinship Carers Liverpool to continue the work they do for kinship families, click the icon below and click the donate button in the top right hand corner. 





Created as part of INHABIT, Bluecoat's three year programme of New Dance, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England. 

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