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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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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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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An image of Liam Bairstow - an early thirties white man with downs syndrome. He has dark hair swept across his forehead and is wearing a white t-shirt. he is pictured against a dark background.

Liam Bairstow on Staging Change

Staging Change was created to give artists with learning disabilities like myself more independence and more opportunities outside of the company. It has allowed us to gain work experience, present at conferences and work on events.

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Climate Change Double Bill at Lister Park, Bradford

As part of Bradford’s Summer Unlocked programme, Mind the Gap will be presenting two free family friendly pop-up performances in Lister Park, Bradford on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 September.

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Reclaiming Our Space

After a year of dancing in our bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms, when we safely returned to our purpose-built studios, we had to re-learn how to be in the space together again.

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Mind the Gap Social Club

10 weeks of new things to do… from home this summer! Mind the Gap is running a free summer social club for adults with learning disabilities and autism from Bradford.

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Making Anna Online

“In spite of the challenges we faced, both inside and outside of the Studio, this production has been a joy to make”

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New Performance Academy Programme

“The new programme will replace the current four-day per week Performance Academy course with a more structured and rounded package.”

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