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Celebrating Digital Leaders Funding

DIY members to become ‘Digital Leaders’ thanks to National Lottery funding We are celebrating! DIY have been awarded £28,664 in National Lottery funding to put people with lived experience in the lead to tackle digital access for learning disabled communities in Salford and beyond. 2020 was an extremely challenging and difficult year for DIY. We […]

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Photo: DIY take over MIF’s ‘My Festival’!

DIY take over MIF’s ‘My Festival’!

Come and join us on Wednesday 10 February when DIY will take over of MIF’s ‘My Festival’! Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. Over the past 12 years, more than a million people have experienced MIF projects around the city and beyond. Created by leading […]

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Photo: Training our brains to learn new skills

Training our brains to learn new skills

  Why not join DIY this January – we are training our brains to learn new skills! We have 3 clubs for children and young people: Chatsworth Students Lunchtime Drama Club Youth Drama and Arts Award Club Young Leaders Our courses for adults offer a range of activites: First Steps – Song Making New Skills, New […]

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Photo: Festive Greetings with our new song

Festive Greetings with our new song

We Shall Overcome 2020 has been an extraordinary year. DIY members have not been able to perform or work in our normal ways but we have continued to be creative and to connect with others and to share our work widely. To round off 2020 DIY actors have created our own version of the protest song and […]

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Photo: Let’s Celebrate UK Disability History Month 2020

Let’s Celebrate UK Disability History Month 2020

To celebrate UK Disability History Month this year, DIY launches Free Following Patient 36 Resources. – Go straight to the Following Patient 36 Resources page. DIY created a Digital Story and now we launch our complimentary Resource Pack. This is intended to help schools, colleges and other organisations to celebrate / explore issues relating to […]

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Photo: Circus Tricks: The Animated Series!

Circus Tricks: The Animated Series!

‘Circus Tricks!’ is a Circus Inspired Music & Drama Project created by DIY Theatre Company’s Passing the Baton Groups. Passing the Baton is for young people with learning disabilities aged 10 – 30 years.  For the past year, the Young Leaders have been busy learning all about the Circus!  Thanks to original funding from Salford […]

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Photo: Silver and Gold Arts Award success!

Silver and Gold Arts Award success!

We have some very exciting Arts Award News! Even during Lockdown, our incredible Passing the Baton Young Leaders continued to work on their Arts Award journeys. We have two Silver and a Gold to celebrate! Not an easy thing to do whilst they were not able to meet, deliver workshops or perform in the ways […]

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Photo: Following Patient 36 goes online

Following Patient 36 goes online

Telling the Following Patient 36 story online – in film, sound, text and images. When Covid-19 meant we couldn’t perform live, we decided to make an online version of our ‘Following Patient 36’ story. Following Patient 36 is DIY’s current show. It explores Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities. The story […]

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Photo: 4 New FREE courses – which one will you join?

4 New FREE courses – which one will you join?

4 exciting courses – all for free and all run safely using Zoom. This September we will run sessions using Zoom so we can stay safe and connect online. Click here to see a ‘How-to-use-Zoom’ Easy Read guide. Many thanks to Learning Disability Wales for the use of this resource. You will need access to a phone, computer or […]

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Photo: Join DIY this weekend at 3 fantastic festivals!

Join DIY this weekend at 3 fantastic festivals!

DIY tour the country this coming weekend! Kicking off at Manchester Histories Festival on 5th September, then down to Watford on Sunday to perform at Enrich Festival then up to Gateshead to join the Lawnmowers for Connect LD+ … and all without leaving Manchester. Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020 Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September Due to Covid19 […]

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