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Wiltshire Creative receives Mencap award

Stage 65 members
10 May 2018

Wiltshire Creative has been awarded the South Wilts Mencap Betty Williams Award for “going the extra mile” to help young people with learning disabilities enjoy life more or develop their abilities.

Wiltshire Creative works with communities of all ages, abilities and backgrounds through its Take Part programme, in particular its Stage 65 Youth Theatre (which recently performed Hamlet in the Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse) and Zone Club offer a platform for people with learning disabilities to be creative and express themselves whilst working alongside professional artists. Wiltshire Creative’s relationship with Mencap and Exeter House School has enabled it to open its doors to audiences and participants of all abilities.

Louise Dancy Take Part Director at Wiltshire Creative said: “Mencap is the national charity for learning disability and this is a fantastic validation of the work we do to ensure our organisation is inclusive. The amazing team at South Wilts Mencap offer us huge support in terms of mentoring so we are particularly honoured to receive this award from them.”


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Notes to Editors:

Wiltshire Creative is a new pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants.

Wiltshire Creative is rooted in, and draws inspiration from, the city of Salisbury and works beyond its boundaries and draws audiences from across the county and further afield. The creation of new work is at the heart of its programme, as it builds new relationships with audiences, artists and participants.