Our Voice

Our Voice

Ellie Crabb

Whilst working with a group of adults with special needs in Dundee I discovered that none of them planned on voting in Brexit because "no one had told them about it really." Inspired to create change through art, I devised 8 weeks of drama workshops and performance devising that would empower and educate the group. The group performed their devised work to local councillors, MPs and political decision makers from a wide range of parties and also had the opportunity to talk to the representatives and ask their burning questions from the workshops. In the recent election, after doing the project, 9/10 participants voted who hadn't previously. I aspire to bring variations of this project out across Scotland in time for the next general election as I believe it is so important that no matter what your age, belief or ability, your voice is heard. This is why the project is titled ‘Our Voice’. 

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