On Monday 11 September, learning disabled adults will be able to attend a free taster session for our Mid Wales Academy drama training course, based at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
The course has grown out of our year-long Pathway scheme, which is now ready to expand into our professional performance training – the Academy. Open to adults with learning disabilities or autism, who want to pursue a career in performing arts, our Mid Wales Academy joins the highly successful Academies already established in Cardiff, Carmarthen and Prestatyn. Students here have developed skills in physical theatre, acting for screen, dance, clown, improvisation and many more, and have performed all over the UK and Europe.
Students need to be committed, focused, hard-working and able to participate in the sessions independently. They will work with tutors who are professional arts practitioners initially for 1 day per week, expanding to 2 days per week when student numbers have increased sufficiently. The course is ongoing, 50 weeks per year, breaking only for Easter and Christmas.
The taster session will be from 9.30 – 3.30 at the Dance Studio and will give people the chance to experience a typical Academy day and meet the Hijinx team delivering the course.
Hijinx’s Chief Executive, Clare Williams, said “After a great year with the Pathway course, we are delighted to be expanding into a full Mid Wales Academy. The past two years have been tremendous for all our Academies, and to be offering the same level of training and opportunity to students in Mid Wales is very exciting.”
For more information or to book a place on the taster day email Dan McGowan or telephone 029 20 300 331.