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Performance Challenges Perceptions to Mark National Poverty Week

A thought-provoking production by Unidentified Drama Leicester highlighting the issue of poverty in Leicestershire, will be performed at The Crumblin’ Cookie Coffee Bar on Leicester High Street on Wednesday January 30 at 7pm.

The show has been organised by Leicester Charity Link as part of a local campaign to highlight poverty during National Poverty and Action Homelessness Week (January 26 – February 3).

The production will be performed by students and graduates from De Montfort University and is called ‘Voice on Poverty’.  It will portray three characters, each living in different states of poverty and is intended to encourage debate about the issues and causes of poverty both locally and nationally.

Following the show there will be discussion about the performance and poverty in Leicestershire led by the Unidentified Drama’s director Aminata Kamara and Leicester Charity Link’s director of marketing and fundraising, Susan McEniff.

Susan McEniff spoke about the importance of raising awareness about the level of poverty which exists in the county: “Poverty is nowhere near as rare in our county as many of us would believe it to be.

“There are many children who go to school without breakfast, or come home to no hot dinner. We very much hope this production will encourage discussion about the poverty which plagues our communities whether or not we realise it. Perhaps then we can work together and obliterate it once and for all.”