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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: 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 looking […]

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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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Photo: Transitions


June and July have been a period of great change and transition for us all. Members of DIY’s core company have been transitioning from the digital world to meeting up face to face as part of our new Inside: Outside project in Peel Park. DIY has also been working with children from Springwood Primary School. […]

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Photo: Overcome your digital monster and ‘Enjoy Your Time Online’

Overcome your digital monster and ‘Enjoy Your Time Online’

DIY’s new film will help you ‘Enjoy Your Time Online’ DIY is currently developing an exciting Digital Leaders project, funded by the National Lottery Community fund. As part of Learning Disability Arts Week 2021 DIY launched our new film ‘Enjoy Your Time Online’. ‘Enjoy Your Time Online’ is a film created by DIY’s Friday Group […]

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Photo: Sound Sculpture Trail for Peel Park

Sound Sculpture Trail for Peel Park

The 2021 Spring term found DIY working in partnership with the Salford Ranger Team and Friends of Peel Park. We made a Sound Sculpture Trail that will enhance visitors’ experience of this lovely Salford green space! Art Inspiration: Using the sculptures in Peel Park as inspiration, DIY members created and recorded a series of six […]

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Photo: It does make a big difference!

It does make a big difference!

DIY Theatre Company has created a new film to encourage people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters to give digital a go! It does make a big difference! It is really daunting for all of us to try something new and a lot of us are quite scared of technology, but DIY members’ experience […]

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Photo: Our Salford – Made Perfect!

Our Salford – Made Perfect!

DIY’s New Skills, New Choices group share their great ideas. The second term of our New Skills, New Choices drama course has been a great success. This term has seen group members exploring choices and aspirations, not just for themselves but for the city of Salford as a whole. They used a range of theatre […]

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Photo: Celebrating Digital Leaders Funding

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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