22nd March: 8.30pm
What They Might Be
As young people, we form relationships and a sense of belonging with our families and peers. How can anyone feel like they are a valuable member of their community if they are legally removed from their family or excluded from mainstream education?
This performance of original music is based entirely on a series of interviews and songwriting sessions conducted by Cat Barter with young people who are in alternative education. Their words, opinions and ideas have been intertwined with developmental neuroscience, social science research, and experiences from educators. Join us for this musical exploration into the dynamics of relationships, the importance of listening, and the unexpected teaching power of chickens, that reflects on the societal benefits arising from the smallest acts of connection.
Composed and performed by local musicians Cat Barter, Clare Galway and Fionnuala Fagan-Thiébot.
Cat Barter was the recipient of a special bursary awarded by the Imagine Festival last year to support new work on political art. Funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities in response to Covid-19 and the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the arts and cultural sectors in Northern Ireland, the festival developed this bursary to support new and emerging artists interested in art as a vehicle for change.