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  • Photo: It’s our 30th Birthday – we’re celebrating and you’re invited!

    It’s our 30th Birthday – we’re celebrating and you’re invited!

    DIY’s 30th Birthday is most certainly a time to celebrate! It is also a key time to reflect on our past and make plans for the future. We are holding two very special birthday events to celebrate 30 years of creating accessible and thought-provoking theatre and educational projects. Through three special projects we have been […]

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  • Photo: Happy New Year and Happy 30th Birthday DIY!

    Happy New Year and Happy 30th Birthday DIY!

    2024 marks DIY’s 30th birthday and we are going to celebrate it in STYLE! We are starting off by unveiling our 30th birthday logo, which will appear on everything – from our website to our socials and all our other communications – throughout the year. We will be celebrating our 30 years during the first […]

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  • Photo: Time and Space to do things better – our NPO journey has begun!

    Time and Space to do things better – our NPO journey has begun!

    Time and Space to do things better It’s five months since DIY became a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). In November 2022 we were very excited to hear the news that we had been offered funding from Arts Council England as part of its 2023-26 Investment Programme. In April this year we started our NPO journey! For […]

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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: 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 two members of our Youth Drama Group. They have both gained their Explore Arts Awards. To achieve their Arts Award Explore participants needed to: Take part in at least 2 arts activities to extend their experience and understanding of the arts Explore the work of at least one […]

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  • Photo: DIY’s Artwork Highlights Experiences of Lockdown

    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: 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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