Arts and Drama
The Theatre Chipping Norton regularly puts on relaxed screenings and performances.
These are open to all, but with changes made to be accessible for people who might find a standard cinema or theatre experience challenging, including those living with dementia and learning disabilities.
To see all current relaxed performances and screenings, visit http://chippingnortontheatre.com/?p=whatson&g=all&s=relaxed
Telephone: 01608 642350 (Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 2pm)
Address: The Theatre Chipping Norton Ltd, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NL
The Let’s Play Project provides play and leisure opportunities for disabled young people age 5 – 25 years old. It is based in Twyford, Banbury.
They are commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council to provide activities for disabled young people all year round, both in the school term and during all the major holidays.
They operate on a self-referral basis, so please contact them for more info.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01295 263694
Thomley is a place for people of all ages and abilities.
They are based on a 9 acre site and they have: a soft play area, art room, sensory room, bike track, zip wire, play rooms, imagination room, fort, cycle track, park, music room, imagination room, teenage den and much more!
PLUS they have additional activities on selected days, such as: giant bubbles, woodwork, sports workshops and music therapy workshops. People with and without diagnosis are welcome at Thomley, they have focus days for for everyone - preschool, teenage, adult, quiet, family, community and more.
They are based in Worminghall, Buckinghamshire - just outside Oxfordshire, but of course everyone from Oxfordshire is most welcome!
Address: Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Buckinghamshire HP18 9JZ
Phone: 01844 338380 (office hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm)
Contact Page: https://thomley.org.uk/contact-us/
KEEN provides social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs. It is a registered charity and a joint organisation of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.
They run four regular, weekly sessions during Oxford University term times: AllSorts, Zig-Zag, KEEN Teens and GrEAT Social. GrEAT Sports, their newest session, runs all year round.
- Office: 01865 264 173
- Mobile: 07508 629 443
Where: Various locations in Oxford depending on the activity/session, for example St. Clements’ Family Centre on Cross Street, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre, New College Sports Ground on St Cross Road.
The Shadowlight Artists are a unique collective of Oxfordshire based artists with learning disabilities. The group have had tremendous success with the showcasing of their work in mainstream galleries and at national & international festivals.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/Shadowlightartists
Phone: 01865 792731
Email: [email protected]
Anjali Dance Company runs weekly classes during term time for young people with learning disabilities which encourage creative expression and provide an opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique and performance skills. There will be opportunities each term to be involved in a performance.
The class is open to anyone with a learning disability aged over 12 years who loves to dance.
Open Class is held on Tuesday evenings, 5.30 – 7.00pm, at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury. The fee is £80.00 per term and £8.00 for a taster session.
Telephone: 01295 251909
Contact Form: www.anjali.co.uk/contact-us
Address: The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury OX16 5QE
Song Unite offers an inclusive, quality and creative art, song writing, recording studio and television production experience. Groups of students are inspired to collaborate to create and write an original song, record and produce it, and more. Workshops and Projects are targeted at all age groups - children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and special educational needs.
Song Unite link and work together in partnership with Schools, Organisations and Groups within the community in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK. Projects are adaptable to group requirements and needs and range from 2-hour introductory "taster" sessions to one week creative projects.
Telephone: 07977 145677
E-mail: [email protected]