We are excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for Manchester's young disabled people!   This project gives young disabled people the opportunity to explore GMCDP’s archives on the Disabled People’s Movement, one of the largest in the UK. 

Alongside this, young disabled people will be equipped with the skills and confidence to present their findings in the form of a performance or piece.  

What is it?

A weekly course to explore the process and skills of performance making.
No previous experience is needed but a willingness to listen, create and develop your knowledge of disability history and theatre. You might not know much about which areas of theatre you are interested in yet or you might be keen to test out your performance skills, writing, develop tech theatre knowledge and design. 

Each week will involve developing skills and confidence towards a performance project. The format of the project will be decided by you, the young disabled creatives.

Who runs the workshops?

The project is organised by GMCDP, Contact Theatre and Archives+. There will be a mixture of delivery from each of these organisations. 

Contact Theatre will deliver creative development sessions whilst Archives+ will deliver history sessions.

GMCDP will be there to facilitate and support your access throughout.   

Where are they?

Workshops will be online initially to ensure COVID safety. They might develop into in person workshops when we get to rehearsal stages. 

You will need a device and online access to attend the workshops – Please let us know if this is a barrier to attending.

When will workshops start? 

We are currently meeting every Monday afternoon at 3:45pm, for around 1 hour. This may change depending on what the group finds best. 


We will be able to support you to access this course. Please let us know anything that could help you attend the workshops.

For more information and to sign up please contact Gemma Roberts, 
Email: gemma [at] gmcdp.com (subject: Young%20Creatives%20Programme)  
Phone/Text: 07367755691

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