Create brings drama to lives of young people with learning disabilities

Young people take part in the Create workshop

Young people take part in the Create workshop - Credit: Archant

Talented young people with learning disabilities spent a week making their own dance and drama performance thanks to the charity Create.

With the help of a grant from The Queen’s Trust, the twelve participants created a story involving sharks, dolphins and an Abba versus Michael Jackson dance-off.

The week of workshops culminated in an informal performance at the Tower Project in Whitehorse Road.

The group are all part of the project a community organisation which provides services for those with learning disabilities living in Tower Hamlets and the surrounding boroughs.

Create’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Nicky Goulder said: “Adults with learning disabilities can suffer from social isolation and marginalisation and this project is enabling participants to have fun and learn new skills in a supportive,collaborative environment.

“It is our huge privilege to give them this opportunity.”

The Create charity has run more than 4,500 creative arts workshops for disadvantaged and vulnerable participants since it was launched in 2003.