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Disability Initiative

Creative Arts and Craft

For those clients with a creative flair or for those who would like to try something new. If you have a passion for art and craft or if you enjoy music and drama we run a variety of sessions including:

Art Media

Express yourself through different art media, including watercolours, acrylics and pastels. Enjoy the work of visiting artists.


Get creative and try various types of needlecraft, including tapestry, knitting, sewing and crocheting. Complete your own group projects or try something new.

Jewellery Making

Create amazing pieces of jewellery using beads and learn about techniques and the latest trends. Make gifts for friends and family or even treat yourself.

Ceramics and Pottery Painting

Paint your own design on a pottery item with special paints and glazes and have it professionally glazed and fired. Pottery items charged at cost rate.

Fashion Throughout the Ages

From Mary Quant to Stella McCartney! What's in Vogue? How has fashion changed and been influenced through the years? What were your fashion disasters?

Model Making

Use your own kits or make your own models from scratch. Have fun and get creative!

Music Therapy

Have fun trying various musical instruments in a small group session run by a qualified music therapist. Find alternative ways of self-expression, dealing with stress and frustrations, and improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Script writing

Learn the basics of script writing. Access the local library to find out more about famous playwrights and their plays. Even have a go at writing your own scripts.

Play Production

Rehearse with other clients to put on a Christmas pantomime for all to enjoy at DI. Past plays have included Dick Wittington, Puss in Boots and Oliver. We put on a new and exciting production every year!

DJ Workshop

Use high tech equipment and with expert help from a professional DJ have fun learning how to scratch, fade music and operate decks. Find out more about music software, microphones and lighting effects.