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Brave Art goes to the Theatre

The Brave Art Project is off to an exciting start this term with a new Theatre Arts Course.  All the students had the fantastic experience of seeing either the musical Kinky Boots at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, or the Secret Garden at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.  In Bury students had a touch tour before the performance where they met the creative team and explored backstage, getting a close up experience of sets and props and meeting the cast.

We kicked off the 12 week course with a workshop with Director of the Secret Garden, David Whitney to explore the themes and characters of the play, and in Ipswich we have a workshop exploring movement from Gecko theatre.  In the coming weeks we’ll be working with artists and costume designers and dancers to develop our own creative responses to both plays. Students will be making props and sets, exploring drama, dance and movement, and visiting both theatres to look at lighting, sound and sets.

We have a couple of student spaces left on our course in Ipswich. For details visit


Brave Art is an arts training course for adults with learning disabilities, Brave Art offers students the chance to enjoy exploring a variety of art forms whilst developing creative and life skills.

Students work alongside professional artists for three 12-week terms each year. Through artist-led sessions, cultural trips and public celebrations of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.

Courses take place one day per week, in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich