A 2016 Festival project for young carers
Young carers usually have few opportunities to take part in creative out-of-school activities. Our Young Carers projects provide an opportunity to change this.
The Festival has been working with Youth Action Wiltshire for more than five years to provide opportunities for young carers to develop their talents, creativity and confidence in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
In 2016 we arranged for young carers from across Wiltshire to work with artists from Two Destination Language to learn about traditional leather-cut shadow puppets and then have a go at creating their own. The young carers exhibited their puppets in a marquee in Cathedral Close during the Festival.
Our work with young carers is supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation, Sarum DFAS and an anonymous donor.