Diversity in performing arts celebrated in Wellingborough next week

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The Castle in Wellingborough presents d.a.p.a – an annual festival of workshops, performances and more, all celebrating diversity in performing arts - next week.

It will take place from Monday to Wednesday and includes activities ideal for children and young people, with or without disabilities, and education professionals.

As part of d.a.p.a, on Monday The Castle welcomes Bamboozle Theatre Company, a company which specialises in creating inclusive theatre for young people. They present The Meadow Land, an imaginative performance designed specifically for young people with PMLD. This multi-sensory show allows the small audience to explore and engage at their own in the four performances at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Each performance is limited to six people and is Free. Book by emailing alex@thecastle.org.uk.

Bamboozle also offers a Continued Professional Development Session at 5pm on Monday to discuss and explore some of the techniques they use in this performance and other areas of their work. The session is perfect for anyone working with children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. This session is priced at £10 per person.

On Tuesday at 10.30am The Castle will show a ‘relaxed’ screening of Paddington (PG). With low level lighting, and reduced sound volume, this film screening is autistic friendly and suitable for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Tickets are priced £2 with free carers.

Isebrook SEN College visit on Wednesday at 10am with a free interactive performance workshop with neon costumes and props under UV lights, performed by the post-16 students that is ideal for an inclusive audience of all ages. The performance will be followed by a workshop will give audience members a chance to make neon masks and learn a dance routine before performing what they have learned in the session.

D.a.p.a will conclude with the Community Arts Platform on Wednesday at 1pm. With performances from schools, colleges and groups, this performance is an inclusive platform to celebrate work from groups with and without disabilities. Tickets are priced £6.

Further information can be found by visiting The Castle website on www.thecastle.org.uk or by emailing alex@thecastle.org.uk. Tickets for the performances can be purchased by calling the box office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk