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We’re Passing the Baton now!

Passing the Baton’ is our exciting new project looking at provision for young people with Learning Disabilities in Salford. Passing the Baton is funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities. The project will provide exciting new opportunities for young people with Learning Disabilities in Salford. Over the next 3 years we aim to develop our Young […]

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Photo: DIY starts work on our new show – Following Patient 36

DIY starts work on our new show – Following Patient 36

Following Patient 36 The inspiration for our next big show! During May 2018 a group of DIY actors were involved in a fantastic collaboration with London-based theatre company Access All Areas. Our actors played Patient 36, a resident of the imaginary ‘Paradise Fields’ institution. Patient 36 guided audiences on a journey around the institution and […]

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We will be Passing the Baton!

DIY is starting the New Year with an exciting new project called ‘Passing the Baton!’ The project, funded by BIG Lottery Reaching Communities, will run for the next three years. DIY will receive almost £150,000 which we will use to expand our programme of theatre activities for children and young people with learning disabilities. Passing the Baton! […]

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Photo: Celebrating DISCOVER Arts Award Achievements

Celebrating DISCOVER Arts Award Achievements

Congratulations & Celebrations!!! Congratulations to the 49 young people with PMLD on achieving their  Discover Arts Awards through DIY’s Give Me Space! programme this year!!! As DIY’s Give me Space! tour comes to an end, we have just completed the last of our Discover Arts Award projects with young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities […]

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FREE Support for Arts Award

Calling all Arts Award advisers! This November DIY Theatre Company are working with Trinity London to bring you two free opportunities to support your practice: Refresh your Arts Award knowledge at a free support surgery Explore a range of ways to develop Arts Award in different settings. Free support surgery for trained Arts Award advisers Thursday […]

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Conference Success

A Question of Leadership was a day-long event co-hosted by Curious Minds and DIY Theatre Company at Liverpool Hope University on Thursday 13 September 2018. The day was attended by 120 teachers, cultural organisations, artists, performers and academics and throughout the day we explored the themes of leadership research and cultural education and inclusion through […]

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A Question of Leadership Conference

The ‘A Question of Leadership’ conference is for those who: Believe it is essential that EVERYONE has access to high quality Arts and Culture. Are keen to re-shape the word and concept of leadership Want to challenge the limiting perceptions of who can be a leader Believe it is important to develop research in these areas Schools, […]

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Create your own accessible theatre

Sharing the Space! Training Event – Tuesday 12th June “This is an amazing, eye-opening training and I would recommend it to anyone looking to work in this field.  It is quite the experience” (Participant, University of Salford Training Event) Sharing the Space! Are you interested in creating accessible theatre for young people with profound and multiple learning […]

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Photo: It’s Fantastical Disruptive Underground – DIY are involved.

It’s Fantastical Disruptive Underground – DIY are involved.

MADHOUSE re:exit DIY Theatre Company is currently taking part in an exciting and challenging collaboration with Access All Areas to bring their immersive performance [MADHOUSE re:exit] to Manchester. Access All Areas is a London-based company which creates award-winning, urban, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic artists. They have invited DIY Theatre Company to be […]

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Photo: We filled the space! DIY shared news and future plans.

We filled the space! DIY shared news and future plans.

Thanks to everyone who helped us Fill the Space! at our recent ‘At Home’ event. In fact we need to apologise for the tight squeeze getting everyone in! We had a great afternoon and learned a lot from each other.

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