Monster Extraction is an ongoing My Pockets Project that invites people to create songs, puppets, films and performances about the monsters in their lives.
We created this film with the mums of children with disabilities. Throughout the Covid lockdown we worked with this group of funny, brave and clever women. Their chosen Monster was the system they have to navigate as they try to support their children and get the help they need. What we created together delivers a powerful message about how we treat carers.

We have been working with an amazing group of female carers, supported by an organisation ‘Butterflies’, who care for people with Dementia. They have created this beautiful song and video to reflect the effect that these illnesses have on their loved ones and in turn themselves. Their kindness, commitment and empathy is truly heart warming.

The project also worked on the Orchard Park estate in Hull.  Working with the local community to create a Monster Extraction show.  It featured the monsters of the people who live on the estate and the final performance was attended by over 300 residents.

Monster Extraction is funded by Spirit of 2012, The Department of Culture Media and Sport and Back to Ours.

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