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North North Symposium – Tuesday 6th March 2018


Headway Arts are thrilled to a be hosting a national symposium bringing together an exciting collaboration of stakeholders from within the arts community with artists, arts organisations and venues coming together for discussions, critical conversations and debate. The North North Symposium will look at themes such as: – What does quality mean for learning disabled […]

Clipped (part of MADHOUSE re:exit) at The Place’s Resolution Festival

Michael Wharley

Monday 19th February, 8pm In the 1900s, people with learning disabilities were often locked up in long-stay hospitals for life, separated from society, community and family. To give residents a moment of joy, nurses put caged birds on the wards. These birds sometimes became so depressed that they stopped singing. In 2018, people with learning […]

Carlisle Culture Bazaar

Prism Arts Studio Theatre will be performing The Monkey and the Crocodile, a traditional Indian folktale,  on Saturday 17 February as part of Carlisle’s Culture Bazaar.  The shadow puppet performance will be 10 minutes long and will be performed 4 times during the day.   The Culture Bazaar 2018 is taking place on Saturday 17 and Sunday […]



Directed by Len Collins and starring actors from Galway’s Blue Teapot Theatre Company, the award winning film Sanctuary had its first UK Festival Premier at last year’s Oska Bright Festival. It launched this month at selected UK cinema at Home Manchester where it is currently showing   Dates for forthcoming UK screenings can be […]

The Daniel Wakeford Experience – Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM


MOTH CLUB Valette Street, E9 6NU Hackney, Hackney, United Kingdom TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Pure and ecstatic pop from a charismatic and honest individual. Daniel Wakeford is a singer-songwriter from the UK’s burgeoning learning disabled music scene, based in Brighton. Daniel has been writing and recording music since 2009. He has amassed an impressive […]

Oska Bright Film Festival, 15 – 17 November, Brighton


The Oska Bright Film Festival is the leading international festival of films made by, or featuring, people with learning disabilities. It is produced, managed and presented by a learning disabled team. It’s back with an exciting programme of films including a new LGBTQ+ strand. Special events include Q&A’s with directors and film makers, a glitzy awards ceremony […]

The Out There Art Fair 2017


Start your own art collection; or grow your existing one! Take home a unique, contemporary artwork from ActionSpace’s affordable art fair. At The Out There Art Fair, see the work of over 50 ActionSpace artists exhibited in the ActionSpace Studio at Cockpit Arts, where many of the artists create their work. Dates: 23 – 26 […]