Working with adults with learning disabilities

Photo: DIY BUDsDIY runs a range of projects and workshops with adults with learning disabilities.

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.


DIY BUDS

DIY BUDS is DIY’s popular weekly drama session for adults with learning disabilities. Held at Langworthy Cornerstone, sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

Photo of a DIY BUDS session

Spring Term 2020

Thursdays – 1pm to 3pm
16 January – 26 March (no session 27 February) 10 weeks
Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

Weekly sessions take place every Thursday from 1 – 3pm at Langworthy Cornerstone in Salford. Workshops are planned and co-run by members of DIY’s Friday Group.

In the New Year our theme will continue to be a “Sense of Adventure!” 

Sessions are free and everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done drama before. You can come, join in, have fun and laughter and make new friends. It helps boost your confidence and put a smile on your face. Buds can also help you to become a better actor and learn new skills.

We will be hosting a sharing event on Thursday 26th March at Langworthy Cornerstone.


DIY courses for adults

DIY runs a range of free courses for adults with learning disabilities from Salford. Past courses have ranged from drama and performance skills, to sound and voice and volunteering. Courses are supported by Community Learning at Salford City College.

If you are interested in joining one of our courses please get in touch – email diytheatre@gmail.com, or phone 0161 212 4984.

Photos from some of DIY's recent adult courses.

Photos from some of DIY’s recent adult courses.

DIY’s visual arts courses for adults with learning disabilities next term will be as follows:

Print and Stitch: Making patterns

Wednesdays – 10am to 12 noon
15 January to 25  March (no session 26 Feb) – 10 weeks
Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

This term we will make a piece of textile art and tote bag using simple sewing and printing to experiment with pattern and colour.


Making for Theatre: Creating an Exhibition 

Thursdays – 10am to 12 noon
16 January – 26 March (no session 27 Feb) – 10 weeks
Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone
This term we will be making badges, banners and designing a T-shirt for ourselves.
This work will form part of an exhibition for Manchester Histories Festival 2020!