The aim of No Shoes Day is to help Zambian theatre company Barefeet to raise funds to travel to Europe to represent Africa and Zambia at a prestigious international theatre festival by Brouhaha ‘Youth in the world- Unlocking the Potential of the Cultural and Creative Industries’.
The 2014 Brouhaha festival is being held in Liverpool which has inspired the sounds of global bands like the Beatles. Barefeet will take this opportunity to introduce to the people of Liverpool the sounds of the African drums and create inspiration through Zambian folklore which will leave viewers mesmerized. Furthermore we will travel to the USA and Ireland where we will perform at different festivals and events and will raise awareness for Barefeet and Zambia.
The ultimate goal of Barefeet is to use the arts as a tool to assist in withdrawing children from the streets altogether. Through initiatives like ‘Youth in the World’, they are able to encourage those who have benefited from Barefeet as well as inspire those still living on the streets. The young people travelling this year have an opportunity to fulfil their dreams on an international world stage and experience an adventure they never thought possible.