We introduced ten young carers to the RSC Collection so they could select items for an online gallery, alongside the reopening of The Play’s The Thing in April 2023.

The group were able to handle museum items, learning how best to care for them alongside creative writing and performance poetry activities with Birmingham-based spoken-word artist Kurly McGeachie. The group were finally ready to curate their exhibition after exploring costumes relating to their own interests: immersive theatre, colours and modern takes on Shakespearean costumes. 

The three workshops were part of  Like I Care, a social engagement project inspired by the theme of care in My Neighbour Totoro.  

Ewan, aged 13

“It was fun and exciting to learn about what the curating process is.”

Molly, aged 15

“I loved every moment of it and loved learning about the costumes and props.”