Let’s get motivated – join us this September

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Let’s get motivated and develop new skills – join us this September.

We have fabulous friendly groups and clubs for children and young people and inclusive courses for adults. Thanks to our great funders all sessions are free to attend. What are you going to get involved in – read on for inspiration.

I’m looking forward to everybody getting motivated”
DIY member


logo for DIY's Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton* is our dedicated youth arts programme that works with children and young people with learning disabilities. We currently have two weekly groups for children and young people:

Youth Drama Club

We have a very exciting term ahead as our Club sessions are back in person. This will mean plenty of drama games and lots of fun creative activities, exploring our imaginations and meeting new friends.
Youth Drama Club new term starts 21st September at The Beacon Centre on Tuesday at 6pm.

Our Youth Drama & Arts Award Club is open to young people aged 10 – 24 years. It develops confidence through drama, music and the arts. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification.

Young Leaders

We are very excited as our Young Leaders sessions will start back in person this term. We will be exploring ‘What makes a Leader’ using a variety of art forms to showcase their creative work.
Young Leaders new term starts 20th September at Langworthy Cornerstone on Mondays 5:30pm – 7pm

Our Young Leaders Group is open to young people up to from 11 to 30 years old. The group helps young people to support one another to develop their facilitation and leadership skills.

I’m looking forward to everyone getting involved and working together again”
DIY Young Leader


Photo of a DIY visual art class at Langworthy Cornerstone

Our courses for adults this term:

This term we have two new courses for adults which will help learners improve drawing and music skills using inclusive methods.
Both courses start on Thursday 23rd September will be at Langworthy Cornerstone. The course will run for ten weeks with a break for October half term. Contact DIY by emailing emailing diytheatre@gmail.com for more information and to register your place.

First Steps: Taking time to look and draw

Thursday Mornings 10am –12pm.

During this course we will learn to look carefully at objects and images and observe shape and line. We will work in a peaceful environment that encourages quiet concentration. Using artist pencils and crayons we will learn to draw calmly and slowly to develop an understanding of drawing tools and the confidence to use them.

First Steps: Music, Sign & Song

Thursday afternoons 1–3pm.
Our Music, Sign and Song course will start on the UN International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September. The day is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other Sign users. The 2021 theme “We Sign for human rights” highlights how all of us – deaf and hearing people around the world – can work together to promote the right to use Sign languages

Come and join us and learn some popular songs through sign language. We will be exploring different music, songs and artists and having fun singing and signing together.

Contact DIY by emailing diytheatre@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us!

Each term DIY aims to offer new and different courses. Keep up to date by visiting our Creative sessions for adults


Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund all Passing the Baton Clubs and groups are free!

*Passing the Baton was DIY’s dedicated youth arts programme that worked with children and young people with learning disabilities  from 2019-22. It was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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Cover image of the Evaluation of DIY's Passing the Baton Programme




Thanks to Community Learning at Salford City College these courses for adults are free to Salford residents. Logos of our funders for courses and groups this autumn The National Lottery Community Fund and Community Learning at Salford City College