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.


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“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.

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