Community arts organisation Inter-Action MK is introducing a programme of day and evening workshops and social activities for people with support needs and disabilities in the city.
The programme of creative and work-based activities including art, music, media and performance, cooking and enterprise initiatives are all on offer to develop their interests and showcase their talents. The programme will be complimented by festivals, barbeques and multicultural events.
The programme will be delivered by Sarah Bament, a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience of working in education and disability arts.
She said: “I am passionate about people with support needs having a real say about their careers, life style, and of course their social lives.
“I believe in such an initiative because it will give opportunities for young people to be directly involved in the shaping of their future.
“My ethos is to have each individual person at the heart and they will ultimately create a programme to suit their vision.
“I am excited about being based at Inter-Action MK. It is such a unique location offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere, with inspiration in abundance, surrounded by lovely natural green space and the historic Old Rectory at the centre.
“Also, having professional artists working on site and contributing to Inter-Action’s programme is a major bonus as is having this fantastic space to develop environmental projects within the grounds. It is the perfect place for everyone to shine.”
The programme kicks-off in mid-September and will be running Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays day times and Thursday and Friday evenings, with an open invitation for anyone interested to pop into an introductory induction drop-in day on Tuesday, September 17 from 2pm to 8pm.