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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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A group of people stand in a theatre studio. There are musical instruments and microphones in the the middle of the room. The floor is brown and the walls are draped with blackout curtains.

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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A lady in a white jumper with dark shoulder length hair sits on the left of the picture next to an older gentleman with a bald head. He is wearing a blue t-shirt and brown cardigan. Both people are wearing glasses and are smiling.

In Memory of Geoff Middleton

Mind the Gap was very sad to hear about the passing of our dear friend Geoff Middleton in January at the age of 97.

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Four people (two women and two men) running through a field with trees behind them.

Leave the Light on for Me and Climate Change

“Conversations about the climate crisis are largely confined to the white middle classes. People with learning disabilities and autism are often left out of these conversations along with other community groups.”

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A programme for the Mind the Gap show Paige

Paige: Reflections from Emma Gee

Board Member Emma Gee reflects on Mind the Gap’s Paige photobook, which documents the real life experiences of parents with learning disabilities.

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A group of people stand in a circle, facing each other, slightly crouched with their arms outstretched towards the centre of the circle.

Saturday Morning Youth Dance Sessions

Thanks to funding from Yorkshire Dance, Leeds based inclusive contemporary dance company MeshDance has partnered with Mind the Gap to deliver a series of Saturday morning dance sessions.

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A white man with grey hair and a beard sings into a microphone. He has headphones on and there is a large black dome behind the microphone.

Jez attends a Songwriting Camp

At the end of summer 2021, Artist Jez Colborne attended a week long song writing camp with Tileyard Education. We caught up with him to find out what they got up to.

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Four people sit on chairs. They each have a virtual reality headset and headphones on.

ThickSkin visit Mind the Gap

This week, Performance Academy students welcomed ThickSkin Theatre to Mind the Gap and enjoyed their virtual reality show ‘Petrichor’.

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A white mid twenties man stands in a rooms with windows in the background. He has blonde hair, is wearing thick black rimmed glasses and is wearing a knitted Hollister jumper.

Q&A with Performance Academy Student Theo Griffiths

Performance Academy student Theo Griffiths talks about the return to live activity and what he’s hoping to get out of Mind the Gap’s new three year course, in partnership with York St John University.

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