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Half Moon runs a ‘Play in a Week’ project as a holiday drama activity for young people with disabilities.
At the start of the 2019 Summer holidays we ran a week-long drama and music summer school, for young people with physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities, creating a collaborative piece of theatre in just five days. Performance Works was funded through the generous support of the Charles S French Charitable Trust, the Edward Gostling Foundation, the Mrs Smith and Mount Trust and St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
Across the week, participants worked on the story, the music and video and created props. Set in a mysterious museum, the characters were set a series of challenges that must be completed to avoid total disaster.
We are very grateful to the Charles S French Charitable Trust, the Edward Gostling Foundation,
the Mrs Smith and Mount Trust and St James’s Place Charitable Foundation
for funding this summer school.
Previously, Half Moon worked in partnership with Futureversity to run the programme in Tower Hamlets for 12 years until the summer of 2012. The project was specifically designed for neurodiverse young people and young people with physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities, offering them the chance to explore their individual creativity within a framework of structured, supported and inclusive drama activities. Many previous Futureversity partcipants have gone on to join our Solar Youth Theatre, a specialist group for disabled teenagers.
We are always looking to fund the programme through a variety of different trusts and foundations to be able to offer a one- or two-week programmes in holiday periods. If you are interested in helping us with fundraising, please contact us.