I CARE!

I CARE! PERFORMANCE AND PLACARD DISPLAY

GRAINGER MARKET, NEWCASTLE, UNIT 158-160  & EVENT SPACE
Tues 11 + Wed 12 June 2024, 10am - 5pm

JARROW HALL, SOUTH TYNESIDE
Sat 15 June 2024, 10am - 4pm

Marking the start of National Carers Week 2024 artist Sharon Bailey is presenting a newly commissioned piece of drama alongside a large exhibition of photographic placards, made with paid and unpaid carers across the region. 

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I CARE! is a story about love, duty and struggle.  It’s a story about people giving care, despite the challenges, and coming together to ask a simple question.  We care, do you? 

Audiences are invited to join in a rallying call to show we care and to hear about the incredible work that's being done by Carers across our region to keep our must vulnerable people safe and happy.  

You can have a photograph taken with an artwork placard, made with Carers, and witness a newly commissioned performance, telling their real life stories.  

For 8 months artist Sharon Bailey met carer groups in Durham, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Newcastle and visited homes ‘shadowing’ carers. 

Her I CARE! diaries have been brought to life by Catrina McHugh MBE, of Open Clasp Theatre. ‘Two sides of the Same Coin’, is performed by actors Judi Earl and Beth Crame, theatre direction is by Rachael Walsh and stage direction by Rachel Glover.

The placards have been produced using original designs by artist Josie Brookes, with the placards holders designed and made by Jon Codd.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, South Tyneside Council, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and No More Nowt, County Durham.

Durham Carers- Consett, Easington & Horden, Barnard Castle groups
Supportive Home Care
Crescent Home Care
Gateshead Carers
Leam Lane dementia support group
South Tyneside Carers
South Tyneside Young Carers
South Tyneside Carers Dementia drop-in
CeraCare
Newcastle Carers
St Anthony’s Home Care
Search Dementia Drop in