A few words on creative access

Imagine if we could rebuild the world to make sure it’s accessible for everyone. A world where universal design is the guiding principle. This is what we’re trying to do as we build the world of Leave the Light on for Me.

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Listen up: A message for the Creative Industries

In September 2021, Mind the Gap’s Changing the Scene event closed with a rousing speech by Assistant Producer, Paul Wilshaw. This is that speech… Listen up!

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Paul Bates lands role in new Animikii Show

Mind the Gap Artist Paul Bates has been cast in Animikii’s new show The Kaspar Hauser Experiment. We caught up with Paul to find out more about his role in the show.

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Community Cast Call Out

Mind the Gap is on the lookout for people from the Bradford district to join the community cast of its new outdoor show, Leave the Light on for Me.

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A headshot of Becca Johnson. She is a white woman in her twenties with blue eyes and shoulder length mid brown hair. She has a small nose ring and is wearing a pink top and a brown cardigan. The photo is taken outside in front of a large black frame.

Blog: My first year as a Learning Support Worker

It’s just over a year since I started my new role as Learning Support Worker for Mind the Gap, in the middle of a national lockdown and global pandemic – a strange time to start any new job!

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Free National Youth Dance Company Workshop

Mind the Gap is teaming up with National Youth Dance Company to offer a free workshop for dancers with learning disabilities and/or autism aged 16 – 24 on Saturday 9 April, 11am – 1pm.

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World Theatre of the Oppressed Day

Mind the Gap will be marking World Theatre of the Oppressed Day 2022 on Wednesday 16 March with an online sharing of the company’s forum theatre workshop Anna, and a panel discussion featuring international Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners.

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Academy Open Day

On Wednesday 9 March, Mind the Gap will be opening its beautiful fully accessible building for you to find out what’s on offer at the Academy and meet staff, artists and students.

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Exploring Gig Theatre with Middle Child

It was such a pleasure to work with skilled and talented theatre makers who have a genuine interest in people. Theatre makers who are also generous, honest and good-humoured enough for us to share silly moments with.

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