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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: Images to represent us as leaders

Images to represent us as leaders

Gamechangers are working on their Leadership Profiles DIY Gamechangers is DIY’s Creative Leadership Training Programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. As part of the training programme DIY’s Gamechangers have been creating their own profiles to express how they see themselves as leaders – to portray their unique leadership styles. The completed profiles will be […]

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Photo: Magical journeys into the woods for sensory learners

Magical journeys into the woods for sensory learners

DIY Core Company’s work on our new show ‘Hanging by a Thread’ is coming to fruition. It started with magical ideas Hanging by a Thread is DIY’s third show designed specifically for sensory young people to access in small groups. Devised by DIY Core Company members, it explores environmental themes. The company has, as ever, […]

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Photo: Doing Training Differently – DIY’s 4 by 8 Inclusive Music Programme

Doing Training Differently – DIY’s 4 by 8 Inclusive Music Programme

Jodie Mitson is one of six fabulous emerging musicians who took part in DIY’s unique 4 by 8 inclusive music programme. We asked Jodie to share some of her experiences with us – so over to Jodie! As a musician on this 4×8 project I have learnt a lot from the experience and would love […]

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Photo: Being the change we want to see in the world…

Being the change we want to see in the world…

Gamechangers is DIY’s ambitious Leadership Training programme for leaders with lived experience of learning disability. The programme will run for 3 years thanks to funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.   DIY Gamechangers – backing creative leaders Gamechangers is our exciting new programme for adults with learning disabilities who want to explore creative leadership skills […]

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Photo: Arts Award Success with DIY’S Youth Drama Group and beyond

Arts Award Success with DIY’S Youth Drama Group and beyond

Congratulations on their Arts Award Success to Ben Fletcher and Siddharth Bhandari (Simmi). Through work done with DIY’s Youth Drama Group, they have both gained their Explore Arts Awards. I learnt how to create a soundscape for a show using an app. Simmi To achieve their Arts Award Explore Simmi and Ben needed to: Take […]

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Photo: ‘Hanging by a Thread’ – our next multi-sensory performance

‘Hanging by a Thread’ – our next multi-sensory performance

DIY’s Core Company has been working on our next performance project ‘Hanging by a Thread’. This will be a multi-sensory performance piece based on environmental themes and highlighting the importance of connecting with nature. Over the Autumn term the Company has explored and tested out new ways with multi-sensory interactions, considered the environmental messages we […]

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Photo: Disability History Month 2022 – Shedding A Light

Disability History Month 2022 – Shedding A Light

The Covid Pandemic has demonstrated across the UK and around the world just how fragile are the Rights that Disabled People have secured for themselves and how easily we become expendable.” ukdhm.org Shedding a light on Learning Disability History DIY Theatre Company has contributed to UK Disability History Month for a number of years. This […]

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Photo: We’re delighted to announce that DIY are going to be an ACE National Portfolio Organisation!

We’re delighted to announce that DIY are going to be an ACE National Portfolio Organisation!

DIY are very excited and proud to have been offered funding from Arts Council England as part of its 2023-26 Investment Programme. We are delighted to receive the news that DIY Theatre Company will become one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Funded Organisations from 1 April 2023. For almost 30 years DIY has operated […]

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Photo: ‘Four by Eight’ is getting creative!  

‘Four by Eight’ is getting creative!  

  Music’s important because you can use music in all different ways. If you can’t use your hands you can use another body part to play an instrument and feel the vibrations. It’s accessible for anyone.” DIY Young Leader Four by Eight is DIY’s unique training and development opportunity for musicians wanting to develop their inclusive […]

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Photo: New courses and fantastic new leadership opportunities!

New courses and fantastic new leadership opportunities!

It’s a great time to get involved and try something new at DIY!! As well as new weekly sessions and courses for people with learning disabilities we have fantastic new leadership opportunities as well! Click to quickly find out more about : Sessions for young people with a learning disability Courses for adults with a […]

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