An all-night vigil and 24 hour pilgrimage around the streets and green spaces of Liverpool, inspired by the fairy tale The Handless Maiden, and the personal stories of people living and working in the city of Liverpool.

Finding Us

Finding Us On Our Journey

If you are choosing to meet us during our journey when we are travelling between various locations you can use this link to track movements of The Handless Project over our journey. This tracking program will be updated once we reach important locations and means you will be able to find us without searching too hard […]

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The Handless Project Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Release Title: The Handless Project: Journey Dates and Times: Friday 19th May, 5pm – Sunday 21st May, 2am Venues: The streets and green spaces of Liverpool Booking: Full ‘Handless Project’ details announced as artist invites people to join her in 24-hour journey around Liverpool A sleepover in Liverpool Cathedral, sunrise […]

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When it all changes-change

You may already know this, but the part of the Handless project that was to happen at the Unity Theatre is moving. It has to move because the much-awaited renovation of the building is taking its own time (as it should). This has unseated a lot of events, not just ours and we are in […]

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Why are we walking?

I started The Handless Project because I needed to heal (physically from thyroid cancer and emotionally from a lot of other things) and this weird old story about a girl who heals herself was so helpful to me that I wondered whether it would help other people too.

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Why silence?

To collect stories, you really have to listen. On the 20th May 2017 myself and two colleagues Vicci Riley and Joanne Tremarco, will be walking around the city of Liverpool for a whole day. Long stretches of this walk will be conducted without speaking.

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Time and Time

Marketing deadlines have forced me to make decisions about the project that I don’t feel quite ready to make, but putting them into my workflow hasn’t hurt me. I have made the decisions and feel that they were the right ones.

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If you are wondering what we are up to we are going back over more than 18 months worth of interviews and images so that we can share those stories in a way that is meaningful. I don't want to rush this. I don't want to undermine the relationships we started by abandoning some of the fearlessness inherent in the story of The Handless Maiden in order to turn experiences into products. More will come. I promise. When it does it will be the best we can do. It will be worth waiting for.

Aleasha x

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More photos from last night's workshop. ...

Sharing stories of places special to us, some told for the very first time and creating another, more personal layer on the map of Liverpool. Big thanks to Aleasha for involving us in the 'Handless Project' and dramatic retelling of the Handless Maiden story.

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Back on the workshop trail. This time at Merseyside Polonia and featuring a full length telling of the Handless Maiden story. ...

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Where will the project go next? Let us know your thoughts. Photo: @AleashaChaunte at LAAF16 Julia Thorne

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Sunset at Everton Brow, looking over our beautiful city with @AleashaChaunte and @HandlessProject ❤️

Thanks @LivCathedral for making this moment happen. #thehandlessproject

What a lovely experience walking in silence and singing with @HandlessProject Even the ducks agree

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