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Back in Lockdown 1 last year, UNION was really pleased to be awarded some additional funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation which allowed us to continue supporting the participants who had been part of UNION 19.

Apart from the radio programmes, online meetings, and individual coaching sessions that the reUNION programme has allowed us to deliver, we were also able to commission 6 reUNION projects so that people could “develop models of creative working with people in a time of social distancing and beyond.” Those projects have been really successful and include creative dream work, art packs, postal projects and an interactive story development, as well as this one… Mariana’s Song.

Poppy Crawshaw, UNION 19 graduate explains:

“We’re really excited to share our trailer for Mariana’s Song, a multisensory film made specifically for older people in care homes who may experience sensory deprivation. Over the next few months, the piece will be piloted in care homes, alongside a multisensory box. We will be working with care staff who will be workshopping on our behalf, thanks to support from Sunderland Culture.
We want to say a massive thank you to Helix Arts, UNION and Northumbria University who helped make this project happen.”

Have a watch of the trailer and, to find out more, contact Poppy and Woven Nest theatre via their facebook page:

Mariana’s Song Trailer from Danielle Giddins on Vimeo.

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