Home is where their hearts are

Published: 1 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Umbrellas in the Sun Credit: Magdalen Bartlett

A heart-warming expression of love for Manchester by young people who call it home is to be performed October 16 and 23 at Cross Street Chapel in the city.

Devised, sung and acted out by the young participants, Umbrellas In The Sun is the culmination of a project to bring children of the world together and be creative.

The project, initiated by Manchester’s Afrocats, was postponed during COVID. But volunteers also stepped in to support families with no access to TV, radio or wi-fi to find out about the dangers to their health, to keep their children in education and know where to find support.