Who Cares Tour: In Ciaron’s Words

By October 6, 2017Uncategorized

Throughout ​this​ ​project ​I ​have ​grown ​as​ ​a ​person ​as​ ​well ​as​ ​a ​carer​.

Seeing ​everything ​come together​ ​as​ ​well ​ ​as​ ​my​ ​sister’s​ ​project ​as​ well. ​ ​Watching ​them​ ​grow​ ​alongside​ ​us​ ​made ​us feel ​so ​connected ​with ​it​. ​The ​project ​I ​am​ ​involved ​in ​is​ ​a ​ ​verbatim​ ​play​, ​and ​despite ​my prior​ ​prejudice ​and ​lack​ ​of ​knowledge ​of ​verbatim​ ​I ​have ​ ​actually​ ​found ​the ​project ​quite amazing​, ​it ​helps​ ​me ​express​ ​my​ ​feelings​ ​in ​a ​way​ ​that ​ ​benefits​ ​me ​but ​also ​benefits​ ​others​ ​as it ​can ​be ​represented ​within ​art ​that ​others​ ​can ​ ​enjoy ​and ​find beneficial​ ​to ​themselves.
Working ​with Matt ​allows​ ​me ​to ​talk​ ​about ​my​ ​experiences​ ​in ​life ​and ​reflect ​on them​ ​in ​ ​a proud retrospective ​way​ ​. ​Then ​seeing ​it ​slowly​ ​but​ ​surely​ ​manifest ​as​ ​a ​script ​ ​composed ​with ​other people’s​ ​life​ ​experiences​ ​and ​feelings​ ​makes​ ​me ​overjoyed ​on ​a ​ ​level ​beyond anything ​I ​had ever​ ​felt ​​before. It​ ​existing ​in ​​itself ​is​ ​a victory​ ​worth ​ ​celebrating.
The ​ ​process​ ​of ​ ​the play​ ​involves​ ​four​ ​different young carers/Young ​adult ​carers​ ​who ​all ​ ​express our​ ​experiences​ ​and pinions​ ​on ​things​ ​like school, life, entertainment ​​and ​most ​ ​importantly caring ​and ​then ​a ​genius​ ​in ​adaptation. Matt ​transforms​ ​the entire ​thing ​ ​into ​ ​a dramatic​ ​masterpiece ​ ​greater​ ​than ​all ​creation ​ ​….maybe ​not ​that ​good​ ​but ​​close. ​ ​Then ​watching the ​entire​ ​thing ​on​ ​the big ​stage ​made ​me ​weep ​with​ ​joy​.
My​ ​smaller​ ​sister​ ​a.k.a ​Mara ​as​ ​a teenage ​girl has​ ​recently​ ​been ​ ​involved ​ ​with ​ ​a ​ ​project ​ ​of ​ ​her own​ ​that​ ​made ​me ​happier​ ​than ​even my​ ​own ​project. ​ ​For​ ​very​ ​deep ​ ​brotherly​ ​reasons seeing ​her​ ​up ​there ​in ​beautiful ​photography​ ​and ​reciting ​majestic​ ​poetry​ ​I ​ ​found ​hit ​close ​to home ​for​ ​the ​ ​third ​annual ​carer’s​ ​day​ ​collaboration ​with ​The ​Lowry​ ​and Salford ​young ​carers. ​

​It was​ ​a ​massive ​milestone ​for​ ​her​ ​and ​all ​of ​them​ ​I’m​ ​ultimately​ ​proud ​of ​all ​she’s​ ​done. ​ ​It ​made me ​especially​ ​happy​ ​because ​she ​has​ ​a ​public​ ​speaking ​fear​ ​that ​she ​had ​to ​ ​overcome ​as well as​ ​it​ ​being​ ​a ​​personal ​issue. ​It ​really​ ​goes​ ​to ​show​ ​the ​power​ ​it ​can ​ ​have ​on ​people ​involved ​in the ​project ​can ​grow​ ​as​ ​people ​by​ ​doing ​ ​it, ​ ​so ​imagine ​the ​ ​effects​ ​that ​the ​pieces​ ​of ​media ​can have ​on ​others.
In conclusion, ​ ​I ​ ​find ​ ​it ​ ​a ​ ​wonderful ​experience ​ ​that ​ ​can ​ ​be ​ ​numinous​ ​and ​ ​altruistic​ ​despite ​ ​it ​ ​being entirely​ ​human​ ​in essence. ​ ​It overpowers​ ​me ​at certain​ ​times​ ​but I ​ ​can’t ​thank​ ​The ​Lowry​ ​enough.


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