Hope's Diary

Hope's Diary

Hope's Diary from Eileen Botterill on Vimeo.

This play is about children’s experience of poverty written, developed and performed by children and young people in the north east, about a day in the life of a character called Hope, looking at poverty through a child’s eyes.
The play was a collaboration between Children North East, Helix Arts and The Live Theatre, and was first performed at the Child Poverty National Conference at The Sage, Gateshead on 23rd November 2011.

Hope's Diary Trip to Parliament June 2012 from Eileen Botterill on Vimeo.

Hope’s Diary was performed at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 20th June 2012. The event was hosted by Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West, who is currently Shadow Children and Families Minister.

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