“A documentary short about a choir, their stories, a pandemic and the city that brings them together.”
We are excited to share with you the powerful short film, ‘Hidden’ created by Molly Glinn and Georgie Grace, students at The Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts (LIPA), featuring the fantastic members and team from the Choir with No Name Liverpool.
In the opening clip, Mike Doran from Liverpool City Council says, “The public debate about homelessness is usually framed around rough sleepers, but that’s the tip of the iceberg because there are a lot of people who are not visibly homeless”.
‘Hidden’ sets out to break down the stigma surrounding those affected by homelessness in the city and explores how many people experiencing homelessness are not only marginalised, but unseen by society.
“It’s so important to raise awareness of the different issues that people face stigma for and get ignored for, and people that are just invisible and pushed aside.” - Liverpool Choir member
The documentary provides a brilliant insight into our work and how CWNN Liverpool have powered on throughout the pandemic, continuing to provide a welcoming and supportive choir community for some of the most isolated people in the city, where they can experience the joy of singing together through the toughest of times.
"It shouldn’t matter what situation you’re in, it shouldn't matter what else is going on in your life or what box you fit into in society, everybody deserves a place to sing and have fun." - Ema, CWNN Liverpool Manager
The film features clips of our rehearsals and performances, plus interviews with our Liverpool team and choir members, who were given the opportunity to express what their choir means to them.
We love this film as it really captures what our choirs are all about – mutual love, respect, support, fun and lots of music! So, make sure to watch this unmissable documentary and share it far and wide to help to raise awareness of our choirs and break down the stigma of homelessness.
Enormous thanks to the creators, Molly and Georgie, plus our CWNN Liverpool family for creating such a soul-stirring glimpse into who we are and what we do! Brilliantly, Molly and Georgie have also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to support our Liverpool choir, so you can make a donation HERE. Thank you! X