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St Julie’s Does It Again At NOW Festival!

Feb 8, 2024

St Julie’s Does It Again At NOW Festival!

This week, St Julie's Performing Art students headed to the Liverpool Lighthouse Theatre to perform as part of Liverpool's city wide 'Now Festival', a festival that explores children's mental health

Now Festival has now entered it's ninth year and St Julie's are proud to have been involved since the beginning!

This year's theme focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). With a three-year strategy launched to transform the way Liverpool City Council responds to violence against women and girls (VAWG), St Julie’s students explored this as their chosen ACE. 

They delivered a powerful performance entitled '1 in 4' where they looked at the concept of men giving flowers to women as an apology for acts of violence. The girls stood strong, spoke out and vowed to not become a woman 'silenced by flowers' and in their word exclaimed, 'We are Liverpool's women and girls, and we can buy our own flowers'. 

The audience and judges were moved by the students performance and praised the important message they shared. They were awarded 'Best ACEs Message' of the festival and were delighted to receive overall award as 'Winners of Now Festival 2024'. 

The students look forward to sharing their performance more widely in the coming weeks.