Despite the storm outside, our spirits were high as we celebrated our Special Gig-Arts Event in Carterton on Monday 30th November 2015. The ICE Centre venue played host to our event which welcomed more than twenty young people with severe learning difficulties and physical and mental health problems - Some from local supported housing and others from a special needs group at Abingdon and Witney College.
It was an exciting day of inclusive art music and drama which culminated in an improvised stage show performance. All the participants gained awareness of their passion for art and music, and for many it was a first time experience to take part in a show. The participants cheered, "This is brilliant!"
Gig-Arts was delighted to receive support from A-Plan Insurance who are based in Carterton. Representatives from A-Plan were keen to meet the Gig-Arts participants and join in with the event. The company will also be displaying the colourful 'Happy Tree' artworks which were made from recycled materials during the Gig-Arts Event. A-Plan will also be joining Gig-Arts again on Monday 14th December from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at a Gig-Arts Giving afternoon at the ICE Centre in Carterton. Opportunities to use the Arts to unite business communities and special needs groups are an excellent way to build an inclusive community and an appreciation that we all have creative talents to share.