This New Ground
This New Ground is an ambitious initiative that seeks to elevate the artistic voices and talents of people with learning disabilities in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Their aim is to remove barriers and increase access for people with learning disabilities to lead, make and participate in the arts.
Through a rich programme of creative engagement, they raise the bar for what communities can achieve and create vital, relevant new artworks for audiences to connect with.
Flute Theatre is an award-winning company who are committed to changing the lives of autistic individuals and their families.
They create Shakespeare productions based on the Hunter Heartbeat method pioneered by their founder and Artistic Director Kelly Hunter MBE. Combining cutting-edge research with artistic excellence, Flute Theatre collaborate with neuroscientists at UCL and Goldsmiths University and are heroes to the autistic community.
CATS WHISKERS COMMUNITY ARTS
Cats Whiskers is a charity theatre group for people over 50 which was developed after working with the local community at Open Age’s New Horizons’ Centre in Chelsea for the past ten years.
As a Dive In Associate, Cats Whiskers aim to continue expanding their existing popularity with elders through their innovative film and drama related activities. Some of these outreach aims include filmmaking workshops, Q&A screenings, drama classes and performances for older people in the community.
Hammersmith resident, Simone Nyack runs after school arts and crafts clubs in local primary schools, teaching and inspiring them to create bold, abstract paintings and sculptures, and even uses art to help teach kids science.