Liverpool is a city of rich culture and heritage. But what does it mean to be a young person growing up in this city? DaDaFest is pleased to announce we have been awarded Heritage Lottery funding (HLF) for an exciting project called Recipe for Scouse: the heritage ingredients of our unique Liverpool identity.

We are thrilled that the Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) will be our heritage partner for this project.

A group of Young Disabled people from Merseyside have led on the project development and will continue to make key decisions. They will explore and re-interpret the ‘ingredients’ of Liverpool’s cultural and historical identity, reflecting how these have evolved over time, and contribute to their own identities today.

The project is part of our on-going programme to empower young people through training and practical experience in the Arts. Improving their self-confidence, skills and qualifications to increase their future choices.

Watch a video about the project, featuring some of our Young DaDa members, here:

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 30,000 projects, allocating £4.6billion across the UK. Visit the website here: www.hlf.org.uk

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The Heritage Ingredients of our Unique Liverpool Identity.

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