Performance of 'Hear Us!' on a large scaffolding tower in park with platform at the top where young peopel went to make speeches and sing. They are projected on large screens, lit up against the fading light

'Hear Us!'

Commission for Leeds2023 Children's Day: Reimagined

Working with Fevered Sleep and Leeds2023 and co-created with Leeds Young Creatives, 'Hear Us!' explores the things that young people from across Leeds wanted to be heard, their demands, hopes and dreams.

Written for 1000 school children from across the city and performed with young drummers from Rock School UK, the piece was the finale of Children's Day:Reimagined, a day of activities and adventures in Roundhay Park in June 2023.

There were challenges along the way - including torrential rain on the day itself (this photo is from the dress rehearsal). But it was a learning curve - and I learnt a lot from the young people and creative team.