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Evaluating Nature Connectedness through the senses, emotions, beauty, compassion and meaning

How can people with learning disabilities be supported to engage with the urgent environmental issues of today? As a Learning Disability Theatre Company we believe we have a distinct part to play in ensuring that everyone is offered opportunities to engage in environmental issues and to move towards environmental activism. For a while now, DIY […]

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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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Photo: DIY take over MIF’s ‘My Festival’!

DIY take over MIF’s ‘My Festival’!

Come and join us on Wednesday 10 February when DIY will take over of MIF’s ‘My Festival’! Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. Over the past 12 years, more than a million people have experienced MIF projects around the city and beyond. Created by leading […]

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Photo: Training our brains to learn new skills

Training our brains to learn new skills

  Why not join DIY this January – we are training our brains to learn new skills! We have 3 clubs for children and young people: Chatsworth Students Lunchtime Drama Club Youth Drama and Arts Award Club Young Leaders Our courses for adults offer a range of activites: First Steps – Song Making New Skills, New […]

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Photo: Festive Greetings with our new song

Festive Greetings with our new song

We Shall Overcome 2020 has been an extraordinary year. DIY members have not been able to perform or work in our normal ways but we have continued to be creative and to connect with others and to share our work widely. To round off 2020 DIY actors have created our own version of the protest song and […]

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Photo: Let’s Celebrate UK Disability History Month 2020

Let’s Celebrate UK Disability History Month 2020

To celebrate UK Disability History Month this year, DIY launches Free Following Patient 36 Resources. – Go straight to the Following Patient 36 Resources page. DIY created a Digital Story and now we launch our complimentary Resource Pack. This is intended to help schools, colleges and other organisations to celebrate / explore issues relating to […]

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Photo: Circus Tricks: The Animated Series!

Circus Tricks: The Animated Series!

‘Circus Tricks!’ is a Circus Inspired Music & Drama Project created by DIY Theatre Company’s Passing the Baton Groups. Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Passing the Baton* is for young people with learning disabilities aged 10 – 30 years.  Thanks to original funding from Salford CVS, we were able to visit The Lowry […]

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Photo: Silver and Gold Arts Award success!

Silver and Gold Arts Award success!

We have some very exciting Arts Award News! Even during Lockdown, our incredible Passing the Baton* Young Leaders continued to work on their Arts Award journeys. We have two Silver and a Gold to celebrate! Not an easy thing to do whilst they were not able to meet, deliver workshops or perform in the ways […]

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