Monday, 6 October 2008

The BIG Bridges festival project: Disability Arts Festival in Bolton

An explosion of theatre, art and music.

A youth theatre company based at the Octagon Theatre, activ8 Bridges, has organised a festival aiming to help young people with disabilities to discover, develop or celebrate their creative talents. It takes place at Rumworth School in Bolton on Saturday 18 October between 10am and 6pm where various activities will take place.

The day includes; two performances by local disabled youth theatre companies; a gallery showcasing young people’s work along with an interactive visual art workshop; a multi-sensory theatre experience described as a living storybook; an opportunity to meet and ask questions to adult actors with disabilities; chill out room for parent and carers with refreshments; a workshop for young people on how to devise original pieces of theatre and information on how to get work experience.

Special guests include; the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith; the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Edith Conn; the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Anthony Connell; members of Bolton council, and the Octagon Theatre’s Principal Patron, Sue Hodgkiss, DL.

The event is suitable for young people of all abilities accompanied by families or support workers. If you are interested in attending the event please call activ8 on 01204 556501 to book your place.


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