Future Stages is a participatory arts intervention programme supporting young people who are considered ‘at risk’. Practitioners such as Augusto Boal and Dorothy Heathcote have inspired the drama methodologies adopted. The programme is specifically designed to support young people aged 5 - 12 years from disadvantaged circumstances who find themselves on the brink of exclusion or other crises. Working in partnership with local authorities, schools and pupil referral units, the project aims to give young people effective lifelong tools that they can use to maximise their strengths and so break the cycle of deprivation, not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
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Demonstrate! is a dance-led participatory arts programme for young people aged 8 to 14 on the autism spectrum with complex and profound disabilities.
Demonstrate! has engaged local children and young people in 14 phases of workshops during term time and school holidays for the last three years. Each phase includes a performance for the children’s families and stakeholders. It is a fully inclusive project, where siblings are welcome to participate.
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