Creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities

Term starts 22nd April for all adult sessions!

We have 4 different sessions to try:

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The Backstage Project

Pulling back the curtain to explore off-stage roles in theatre!

Welcome to Term 3 of The Backstage Project : Realising Stage Design

This is a next steps programme for people 16+ with learning disabilities, to further advance skills gained in our Introduction to Stage Design sessions.

Sessions start Tuesday 23rd April 2024, 18:00–19.45  in the fabulous Studio Space at Pendleton College’s School of Theatre.

After Easter Participants will learn about :

  • Lighting Equipment
  • Lighting Installation
  • Stage Drawing

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with this project please contact us – to find out more and book your place.

logos of The Pendleton School of Theatre and Adult & Community Education at Salford City College.

Our thanks to Pendleton School of Theatre and Community Learning at Salford City College for their support of our Introduction to Stage Design course.

photo; a blond smiling woman hold up a picture of leaves for us to see.

Looking at Art and Nature

Visual Art Sessions

This term we are working with visual artist Nerissa Cargill Thompson.

We will be looking at the theme of art and nature. This will include looking at the work of artists and using a range of techniques to create our own work inspired by them.

Thursday mornings 10am– 12.00 noon.

Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ.

Sessions are free to Salford residents and everyone is welcome!
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photo: 2 people are having fun holding up masks to their faces. One looks like an animal, with golden brown furry face and red ears. The other mask, is very detailed and pretty.

BUDS – fun drama for everyone

DIY Buds logo showing lots of stick people in a circle

The Island – a stranger visits!

This term DIY BUDS are continuing their Island theme. The group will be working towards creating a short drama piece. This will be presented at a sharing event on Thursday 20th June at Langworthy Cornerstone.



Everyone is welcome to come along and give BUDS a try. You can join in some drama games, meet new people, have fun and learn new skills!


Somewhere I belong”

The more we unite the more the flower blooms”

Find DIY BUDS on Thursday afternoons 1–3pm at Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St., Salford M6 5QQ.
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close up photo: a young man dressed in dark sports wear is sitting holding up a bell. Beside and in front of him women are also holding things. They are all concentrating on what each other are doing.

Next Steps:

Introduction to Drama Course

These sessions are specifically for people attending Aspire at St George’s.

This course will build on previous First Steps courses in partnership with Aspire.

Last term the group looked at travelling on lots of different forms of transport – trains, boats, and planes. This new 10-week course will draw on these ideas to create a series of scenes on the theme of journeys. Learners will develop devising skills and work towards creating and sharing a short drama piece


Monday afternoons 1–3pm

We will again be working in partnership with Aspire to offer the course at St George’s Community Hub.

Logo of Salford City College - Adult & Community Learning

Thanks to Aspire and Community Learning at Salford City College for their support for this course.


DIY run a range of projects and workshops with adults with learning disabilities which usually change each term. Please sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date with what’s on offer.
We are always keen to work in partnership with other organisations, so please contact us if you would like to discuss possible collaborations or projects.