A Call to Care, a creative documentary-style film exploring nurses’ experience during the pandemic and their hopes for the best future of care.
Co-created by artist collective archipelago, writer Zia Ahmed, and nurses from the Royal College of Nursing, the piece will combine first-hand storytelling of nurses’ stories, music, poetry and more to produce a joyful, enlightening and true to life portrayal of the experiences and hopes of the nursing sector and our caring communities.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About the artists
archipelago is a theatre-based collective led by Beth Knight and Laurence Young. They produce vibrant and political work in a joyful manner and are passionate about the depth and richness co-creation with communities can bring to stories that reflects the state of the world we live in.
Their previous work An Act of Care premiered at HOME in January 2020, A fiercely political punk gig theatre show about the NHS, An Act of Care was redeveloped in light of the pandemic as a short film and a new play that will be touring the UK in Spring 2022.
A Call to Care is a HOME Homemakers commission, with additional support from Camden People’s Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Civic, Barnsley