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Did you see us?

There were plenty of opportunities to see DIY during Learning Disability Week – we were even on the TV! The theme for the 2024 UK Learning Disability Week was “Do You See Me?” It aimed to highlight the importance that people with a learning disability are “seen, heard and valued.” DIY chose to celebrate our […]

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Photo: Adding the finishing touches – DIY’s 30th Celebrations

Adding the finishing touches – DIY’s 30th Celebrations

Everybody at DIY is getting very excited about hosting our birthday events in June. We are just adding the finishing touches! All our birthday projects are all in their very final stages, we are just adding the finishing touches! We think everything is looking great so we are looking forward to sharing the finished works […]

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Photo: It’s our 30th Birthday – we’re celebrating and you’re invited!

It’s our 30th Birthday – we’re celebrating and you’re invited!

DIY’s 30th Birthday is most certainly a time to celebrate! It is also a key time to reflect on our past and make plans for the future. We are holding two very special birthday events to celebrate 30 years of creating accessible and thought-provoking theatre and educational projects. Through three special projects we have been […]

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Photo: On the road again – Hanging by a Thread

On the road again – Hanging by a Thread

DIY Theatre Company have been on the road again with our sensory show Hanging by a Thread. Hanging by a Thread is DIY’s third show specifically designed for sensory audiences. All the children were smiling” DIY Actor Created by DIY’s skilled company of artists with learning disabilities, the show invites intimate audiences to connect with […]

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Photo: DIY Artists & Leaders lead the way at Greater Manchester Universities

DIY Artists & Leaders lead the way at Greater Manchester Universities

‘Thanks to everyone at DIY for welcoming us in, this has been one of my favourite experiences during medical school…The people have all been fantastic and had a huge impact on me. Keep on being the amazing, inspiring people you are!” Medical Student, University of Manchester This Spring term, DIY’s Core Company and Gamechangers have […]

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Photo: Spotlight on Amy – Transforming Leadership

Spotlight on Amy – Transforming Leadership

I am a part of Transforming Leadership. It is run by a drama company in London called Access All Areas.” Amy, DIY performer and leader Two of DIY’s Gamechangers are part of a national initiative to develop learning disabled and autistic cultural leadership. Called Transforming Leadership, the initiative is being led by a network of […]

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Photo: Happy New Year and Happy 30th Birthday DIY!

Happy New Year and Happy 30th Birthday DIY!

2024 marks DIY’s 30th birthday and we are going to celebrate it in STYLE! We are starting off by unveiling our 30th birthday logo, which will appear on everything – from our website to our socials and all our other communications – throughout the year. We will be celebrating our 30 years during the first […]

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Photo: Lighting up young peoples’ faces

Lighting up young peoples’ faces

DIY goes into schools and lights up peoples’ faces” This year’s UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) runs from 16th November to 16th December and the focus is ‘Disability Childhood and Youth’. This offers a great opportunity for DIY to highlight the cultural education work we have been doing this term and to spotlight some of […]

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Photo: Launching our Gamechangers Leadership Profiles – marking Disability History Month

Launching our Gamechangers Leadership Profiles – marking Disability History Month

DIY Gamechangers is DIY’s Creative Leadership Training Programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. It is making a difference by increasing the opportunities available for creative leaders with lived experience of learning disability. Now, DIY Gamechangers have created a series of profiles that express our individual identities as leaders. The profiles have been launched on a special […]

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Photo: Amy and Charlotte travel to develop leadership skills

Amy and Charlotte travel to develop leadership skills

Transforming Leadership is an exciting national initiative to develop learning disabled and autistic cultural leadership. It is being led by Access All Areas and is funded by Arts Council England. It will run until March 2025. The aims are to: Share skills and best practise in co-directing and inclusive governance amongst all partners Create training and pathways for […]

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