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An ambitious new project from ARC in Stockton sees them on the lookout for a new generation of talent. Young, disabled people ready and willing to take their first steps into the world of performing arts have the chance to be part of a three month program, starting Tuesday 19th April.

Aiming to give a huge platform to those aged between 18 and 25 who take part, the program also looks to challenge society’s perceptions of disabled people whilst channelling and promoting their creative voices. Led by established professionals with vast experience in performance, it’s a chance to explore modern theatre techniques, learn how to tell a story with physical movements and try out imaginative work to develop characters. Leading the group is playwright and theatre director, Vici Wreford-Sinnott.

It all climaxes with the showcase of a brand new piece of original work; friends, family and supporters will all be in attendance at ARC to see just how far the new generation of creatives and performers have come, and witness a renewed confidence and see their new range of skills. Who knows too, this may be a chance to see the first fledgling steps as a regular performer for a few fresh talents.

No previous experience is needed, just an interest in the arts and a commitment to learning and performing. The sessions will take place on Tuesdays between 4.30pm and 6.30pm and will cost £3 each, while the places are limited, so it’s worth getting in there early, as the first session will take place on Tuesday 19th April. To enquire or to book a place, contact Chloe Lawrence at ARC on 01642 665400.

It all forms part of an exciting time for an innovative and creative group of young learning disabled people in the Teesside area, after members of ARC’s 45 Days to Find My Way came up with the idea of a new night club event based at ARC, specifically for disabled people.

The group organised their first successful club night, Arctic Piranha in December, and are now busy preparing for the next club night on Saturday 2nd April, where they hope more young disabled people will come and join in and get dressed up for the glamorous Hollywood theme.

ARC’s program for young, disabled performers starts on Tuesday 19th April and the Arctic Pirhana club night is on Saturday 2nd April.

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