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Looking Back: Facing Forward, learning from history to help us in the future

Looking Back: Facing Forward During Spring 2022 DIY’s core company has been dividing its time between The Angel Centre and Peel Park as we worked on our Heritage Lottery Funded Looking Back: Facing Forward project. We wanted to explore what we could learn from history to help us in the future: We have been looking […]

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Photo: BUDS are Re: Connecting and exploring the themes of friendship, community and environment.

BUDS are Re: Connecting and exploring the themes of friendship, community and environment.

BUDS are Re: Connecting this spring! This Spring DIY BUDS wanted to start re-connecting with each-other in person and in a safe, supportive space. This is why BUDS are working on a new project called ‘Re: Connect’, funded by the National Lottery Awards for All Programme. During our Re: Connect drama sessions BUDS have been […]

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Photo: Introducing ‘Four by Eight’

Introducing ‘Four by Eight’

‘Four by Eight’ is our new music based programme Through ‘Four by Eight’ DIY Theatre offers unique training and development opportunites to emerging musicians with and without learning disabilities alongside a programme of music based workshops and residencies offering high quality engagement in music for children and young people with learning disabilities. Thanks to Youth […]

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Photo: Exploring LEx Leadership: What does it mean to DIY?

Exploring LEx Leadership: What does it mean to DIY?

An Online Event – Friday 18th February. We are holding this event to share our experience of Lived Experience Leadership, launch our new film and explore what LEx Leadership means to us. Click here to book your place using eventbrite. Lived Experience Leaders are: “Change-makers, innovators and leaders who have activated their lived expertise to […]

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Photo: Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year 2022!

Here at DIY we are looking forward to 2022 with lots of new activities and projects! Our Core Company will be starting back on Tuesday 18th January. We will begin the New Year with a new project that builds on our successful Inside: Outside Research and Development Project from last year. We will be Looking […]

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Photo: Getting to grips with “Lived Experience Leadership”

Getting to grips with “Lived Experience Leadership”

Lived Experience Leadership – what does it really mean? DIY Leaders have been getting to grips with “Lived Experience Leadership” (Lex Leadership). The Lived Experience Leaders Programme DIY Theatre Company is one of 48 organisations taking part in The National Lottery Community Fund’s Lived Experience Leaders programme. Running from 2021 to 22, the programme is […]

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Photo: Inside : Outside – Sharing some moments from our R&D

Inside : Outside – Sharing some moments from our R&D

DIY’s Core Company has been working hard this term on Inside: Outside our Outdoor Arts Research and Development Project. A fantastic and meaningful performance” Audience feedback The aims of the project were: to enable DIY artists and performers to connect creatively after a long period of separation owing to Covid 19. to develop Outdoor Arts […]

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Photo: Latest Arts Award Congratulations – its Bronze x 3!

Latest Arts Award Congratulations – its Bronze x 3!

Congratulations to Passing the Baton members Viv, Georgia and Lewis who have all achieved their Bronze Arts Awards! Extra praise is in order as they all succeeded when, to stay safe during the pandemic, they could only connect via Zoom. This really was an extra achievement! These are just the latest Arts Award achievements for […]

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Photo: Let’s get motivated – join us this September

Let’s get motivated – join us this September

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 […]

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Photo: Lockdown Roundup

Lockdown Roundup

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance and centrality of arts and creativity in all our lives and we have been amazed by the incredible energy and resilience of group members and the phenomenal creativity and versatility of the DIY freelance team. Long periods of uncertainty have meant we have had to use our improvisation […]

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