Inclusive Online Easter Workshops from The Courtyard

Hereford City Life - 29th March 2021

The Courtyard is delighted to be hosting a range of Inclusive workshops via Zoom for young people this Easter.

Having previously delivered a range of successful, Inclusive workshops in person, The Courtyard’s Education team have worked alongside a variety of accessible arts practitioners to create a series of digital alternatives. The workshops are suitable for young people aged 10-15 with or without additional learning needs or disabilities.

“Since our Inclusive project launched, we have run several creative workshops for young people with additional needs and disabilities.” Says Courtyard Community Education Officer Rebecca Cook, “These workshops include different art forms such as drama, music and dance. But most of all, they are a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and have fun! Despite working online, we hope these new workshops continue to encourage young people, develop their skills and provide an opportunity to work with exciting, forward thinking companies.”

Launching the series of workshops on Monday 12 April at 10am is a session with accessible theatre company Open Theatre. Movement, Music and Fun will introduce participants to non-verbal physical theatre practice and give them the opportunity to explore different senses, use their imaginations and connect with other participants and an experienced facilitator via a digital platform.

On Wednesday 14 April at 10am, DanceFest’s Michele Holder will be leading a Dance Workshop for disabled and non-disabled young people. The session will include a warm up and participants will have the opportunity to learn a short routine as well as make up their own dances.

Finally, participants can create their own journeys and adventures through movement and sound in a fun filled Sensory Storytelling Workshop with Catherine Rachel on Friday 16 April at 10am. Catherine is a practitioner at Snoezelen, a multi-sensory centre in Worcester.

All of the Inclusive Workshops will take place via Zoom, links and room codes will be sent via a booking confirmation email.

For more information about The Courtyard’s Inclusive Easter Workshops visit courtyard.org.uk. Please note that phone lines are currently not in operation at the moment, please email boxoffice@courtyard.org.uk for any queries.

The Courtyard’s Inclusive Easter Workshops are kindly supported by Herefordshire’s a Great Place and the Elmley Foundation through the My Place scheme