On Wednesday 2nd December, we had Mind the Gap join us for our workshop day. Mind the Gap are Englandâ€™s largest learning disabled theatre company and came to us all the way from Bradford. Supported by bait, Mind the Gapâ€™s group of 2 non-disabled artists and 6 disabled artists facilitated two workshops while Headway Artsâ€™ associate artist Tom Burton facilitated the other two. Everyone who attended got to experience at least one workshop. Attendees included The Twisting Ducks, students from Cleaswell Hill School, learning disabled artists from Tynedale Centre in Hexham and The Pottergate Centre in Alnwick, as well as our artists from Headway Arts.
Headway Artsâ€™ workshops explored the Come on Down 2015 theme of adventure with Tom discussing alternative dream holiday destinations and asking artists to put pen to paper.
Mind the Gapâ€™s workshops also played with our theme of adventure through fun games and exercises that were thoroughly enjoyed by all. In the afternoon, the workshop has a specific focus - the legacy of the Magna Carta.