South Wilts Mencap: News

South Wilts Mencap news along with local and national stories relating to people with learning disabilities.

Meadows Drama Group presents Mayhem at the Meadows

MeadowsDramaGroupThe Meadows Drama Group (a group for adults with learning disabilities) will be performing their new production ‘Mayhem at the Meadows’. The Meadows Drama Group perform on Thursday 25 August at Sarum Academy, 1.45pm. The performance is very interactive with plenty of audience participation and opportunities to sing and dance along.
The production is an original pantomime, developed and scripted by the group, taking their favourite pantomime characters and setting them to the music of the 70’s and 80’s.
Tickets are available to reserve either by phone (on 01722 432400), by email (amy.dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk) or to buy on the door (space providing).

New Horizon Summer BBQ

NewHorizonBBQ2New Horizon Club invited everyone to join them at River Bourne Community Farm for their summer BBQ party. Amanda Parsons rocked the barn with her gorgeous tunes whilst club members had so much fun on the dance floor. Jeremy and John Walsh kept the sausages sizzling on the BBQ. Barmen Nigel and John Bartlett made sure the drinks flowed. A wonderful group of women prepared a second feast in the marquee with a country and western band as the backdrop. Visit New Horizon My Life page for more photos.

Inspiring Art at Salisbury Cathedral Fun Day

Cathedral fun daySouth Wilts Mencap and Salisbury Cathedral Education Department invite you to an exciting workshop in the Cathedral on Tuesday 16th August 1pm to 4pm. Our fun day is for young people from South Wiltshire with a learning disability aged 15–25. Cost just £5.

At 1 pm we will be welcomed by the Cathedral staff and look at some of the inspiring works of art in the Cathedral. Then we will take part in a craft workshop inspired by the colourful work of Dale Chiluly. After refreshments we will have an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ moment where we talk about reflection and what it means ‘to reflect’. From 3.45 to 4 pm there will be an organ recital in the Quire before saying goodbye and collecting our completed craftwork to take home.

Booking early is very important—closing date is 4th August. Download a booking form here.

 

August Young Fun Days

youngfundayThanks to funding from Salisbury City Council, South Wilts Mencap are running three young fun days in August for children aged 5 to 14 years old and their siblings. The fun days are on Wednesday 10th, 17th and 24th August. Download all the details here.

Evening Songs: Working together in harmony at Salisbury Cathedral

LaFolia - Salisbury Cathedral by Ash Mills“Amazing. Inspiring. Emotional” Salisbury Cathedral hosted a unique event as students from Exeter House Special School sang alongside Salisbury Cathedral School, performing work they created together. The project, run by music charity La Folia Music aims to give new experiences to all the young people involved. The songs are inspired by the traditional Evensong service, which takes place in the cathedral every day. For the first time in hundreds of years permission was granted to change it. This video by BBC South Today shows the preparation that took place in the lead up to the performance.

Photo by Ash Mills

Sign up now for Greg’s Games 2016

medalGreg’s Games 2016 is here! Put Friday 26 August 2016 in your diary and complete your booking form to enter a variety of events. Sarum Academy is the venue for Greg’s Games providing indoor and outdoor facilities (weather permitting of course). We start at 10am and hope that you will join us for The Big Picnic lunch after the events.

Learn more about our annual games and download the registration form here.

Book your place for two days of inspiration at Roche Court

Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red) for WEBPAGE 4 (3)The next Fun Day event is over two days at Roche Court Educational Trust. The activities are designed for people from South Wiltshire aged 14 to 30 with learning disabilities. The Fun Day event will be on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 August. Learn more about our Fun Days and download the booking form here.

Photo: Michael Craig-Martin ‘Wheelbarrow (red)’ 2013 © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park