For the past ten years we have worked alongside young people with on the Autistic Spectrum to explore music, drama and visual art.
Through a partnership with Jessie’s Fund, young people will be taking part in monthly creative workshops this year from September 2018 until April 2019.
The project aims to create a series of musical tracks and pieces of artwork which will be shared with friends and family in April 2019. The pieces of music and art will tell a story decided by the young people.
Sessions are taking place at Limelight Community Hub in Old Trafford, which is a friendly venue suitable for families with a range of other services such as a nursery, library and a cafe.
Carnage of the Animals’: Summer Creative Session
‘Songlines’ – an exciting creative project for young people aged 8 – 14 on the Autistic Spectrum – had its ‘taster’ session in September. The theme was ‘Carnival of the Animals’ where participants created their own imaginary animals which were depicted in drawings and collages, and then composed theme songs for their creations.
The artwork from the session was made into animations and was shown during the performance of Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals by Manchester Camerata on 4th October at the Stoller Hall.
Watch the video to see the fantastic story they’ve created!