Creative Connections

Meeting on a Tuesday evening, our Creative Connections group continues to go from strength to strength. With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, and in partnership with The Pelican Project, we are making regular performance work with 13 young adults and their parents and enablers.

Participants have a range of learning and physical disabilities; the inclusive environment encourages them to engage with each other’s learning and physical needs and celebrate their achievements through performance work.

Meet the group
A group photo of the Creative Connections group, featuring members, enablers and parents. Creative Connections member Izzy is displayed on a television screen through a live video feed.
Photo by Ralph Whitehead

Creative Connections gives the opportunity for groups from different settings to come together to make work but also to socialise and learn more about other participants lived experiences of a variety of disabilities and social / learning needs.


Charlotte, a parent at Creative Connections, waves a wooden stick wrapped with fairy lights over a smiling Ben, who is sat in a wheelchair.
Photo by Ralph Whitehead

Recently, the group staged for their first major performance piece Potholes on Mars in front of a live audience at the Northcott.

We are also thrilled to support participants and their families to attend Northcott shows through its Pay It Forward campaign.

Potholes on Mars Pay It Forward

It is good to experience opportunities to act, which is an unusual opportunity to explore. There is a varied profile of the attendees led by people not afraid to challenge and stretch project users.

Parent of participant

Get involved!

To learn more about the group or to join, please contact our Children and Young People’s Producer Lisa Hudson.

Email Lisa
Creative Connections member Zoe smiles at an enabler, who is holding a piece of paper.
Photo by Ralph Whitehead

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