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DIY’s Artwork Highlights Experiences of Lockdown

Together in Our Separateness & Back Together This June and July Eccles Community Art Gallery exhibited works which captured DIY’s responses to the Covid Lockdowns of 2020-21. The pieces were created by visual artist Claire Hignett with DIY. Claire has worked with DIY for many years and is currently running our visual arts course. The […]

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Photo: Our first ever outdoor arts production!

Our first ever outdoor arts production!

Looking Back: Facing Forward was DIY’s first ever outdoor arts production! It was also our first production since the pandemic began. A year ago, in June 2021, DIY actors hesitantly started meeting face to face again in Peel Park after a long period of meeting on Zoom. We were all nervous about meeting in person, […]

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Photo: News from our Youth Arts Programme.

News from our Youth Arts Programme.

DIY’s Youth Drama group has succeeded in securing funding and Young Leaders have shared their views on inclusion with city leaders.   It’s a big thumbs up from Youth Drama members! We are so excited to be able to develop and use new skills in our performance! Youth Drama members are very proud that their […]

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

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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