Are you running a community group online or offline?

Would you like some ideas on how you can do things together while apart or physically distanced?

The Creative Doodle Book may be for you…

Mind the Gap Theatre Company and York St John University have developed the Creative Doodle Book, which encourages positive creative expression through arts-based activity.

During lockdown in May 2020, Mind the Gap successfully piloted delivery of the Doodle Book at a distance with their network of artists with learning disabilities. It proved a great way of engaging and connecting people.

We are keen to build on this work and develop the Doodle Book as a model of inclusive arts practice by sharing it with different community groups. We would love you to be one of those groups.

What’s in it for You?

  • Free collaborative support for your facilitator(s) from Access Champion Vicky Ackroyd from Totally Inclusive People.
  • A free Doodle Book for everyone in your group.
  • Up to four free online interactive activity sessions with your group.
  • Flexible models for working on-line, off-line or across the two.
  • Fun and creative sessions.

What’s the commitment from you?

  • Work with us over a four-week period, typically with your group attending up to four half-day sessions. However, different models are possible, including for groups not meeting on-line.
  • At least one facilitator to attend every session and a planning meeting.
  • Aim to continue working with the Doodle Book with your group after the four weeks.
  • Help with the evaluation.

When is it?

  • From January to July 2021- dates and times of sessions will be agreed with you.
  • Sessions are flexible and will be co-designed with each group by our lead facilitator.

For more information about the project please contact Deborah Dickinson at Mind the Gap: or 01274 487390.