Open Arts run a weekly programme involving drama, dance, music, writing and visual arts and in addition also produce multiple other stand-alone projects each year to engage more disabled people, including children & young people, in the arts.
For more information about our classes contact Jemma@openartsni.org
Open Arts loves to bring our groups together and work on large collaborative pieces. Here are some of the projects we’ve worked on over the years.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Spellbound Boy
In 2016 we produced an adaptation of Ravel’s Opera L’enfant et les sortilege. With a cast of over 50 of our weekly participants it brought together our Monday Players drama group, Luminous Soul dance, Open Arts Community Choir, gamelan performance group and participants from our creative writing class who recited their own poetry. Our visual art classes also worked on props and costumes for the show. It was first performed in Belvoir Players Theatre, Belfast in November 2016 and again at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast in March 2017. You can watch the show highlights in the YouTube video below.