SHYPP “If you walked a mile in my shoes” performance at the Courtyard, Hereford – Wednesday 23rd May
By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
SHYPP - Supported Housing for Young People Project - does vital work. Its formal mission is "to provide 16-25 year olds across Herefordshire with housing, training and employment opportunities." Although housing is the bedrock of what they do, they work with young people who find themselves in often dreadful circumstances with little understanding of how to climb out and give them the training and confidence to do just that.
This confidence was on display at this performance where a number of performers told their own real live story in music and poetry and home made film. It was very professional - requiring some slick cueing between performances - done faultlessly. It was divided into four sections 1) If you walked a mile in my shoes 2)Emotions and Experiences 3) Questions and 4) Survival. It was very moving and well done all who made it happen.
For more information on SHYPP, go to this link.