A Different Way Overview
Today, 29th April 2020, was the day of the A Different Way Symposium in Leicester. It was the culmination of 12 months of work, It now on hold but to mark today we wanted to share with you what we have been up to and celebrate all the partners, artists, participants and the brilliant DBP staff for all their hard work, creativity and support.
As you can imagine it’s been a tough few months for a small company like DBP and the heartbreaking reality of pausing all of our activity. Yet in this series of short blog posts we’ll share with you the #ADiffWay journey we’ve been on and share some ‘sneak peek’ video clips of the 3 R&D shows we are creating.
In 2019 we received an Arts Council England Project Grant for A Different Way, a project led by Daryl Beeton Productions, working with 7 partner organisations and 5 Disabled artists placing the access and inclusion at its heart.
It focuses on Disabled-led Theatre for Young Audiences involving national sector development by placing young people and participation at its heart. It’s a flagship programme to launch a change within the TYA sector.
It’s been an amazing journey so far, we had trained 16 freelance artists and worked with 119 young Disabled and non-disabled participants who have taken part in 34 creative workshops. We’d undertaken 2 of the 3 creative R&D rehearsals and had a script drafted for the 3rd.
But I couldn’t have done it without the amazing people behind the scenes who have helped bring it to life and kept me on track.
From left to right we have | Claire Horton… The Producer! | Miryam Solomon… The Co-ordinator | Rebecca Morris Knight… The Comms | I can’t thank you enough for your support over the last 12 months!
Read the other blogs in this series