Arty Party Sharings

Sharing out creativity

A Wulfrun Home

A Wulfrun Home was a fantastic project exploring what home means to us.

Arty Party Performers, members of WOW Theatre company in Wolverhampton, and children from Westcroft Sports and Applied Learning College all came together to share words movement and images of home.

These performances were woven together by storyteller Cat Weatherill to create a memorising evening of story, image, words and movement for audiences at The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton.

Whilst the theme of home can be all about being together, the performers certainly felt this, through the process of making the performances and the experience of rehearsing and performing together at the theatre.

Here is a slide show of some of the images from A Wulfrun Home.

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This enthralling and poignant evening of performance would not be able to take place without the support of partners and funders.

A big thank you to The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, Creative Black Country and Shropshire County Council.

Arriving departing and the bits in between

For the last ten weeks we have been exploring ‘arriving and departing and the bits in between’, its been a rich vein of creativity laughter and gravity.

Theres lots to a share, Il get round to some of it.

Today after lunch we made some stories in answer to simple questions.


I left because…. I was upset

On the way I met…an angel

I found an old shoe

In the end, I was so sorry what happened to my mum in town on that rainy day.


I left because..they told me to go

On the way I met Mr T

I found a ring in town and took it too the police station

In the end, thank god, I found her.


I left because I wanted to look for a girlfriend

On the way I met a boyfriend at the pub

I found a rough diamond

In the end, I got a dog instead.


I left because… I wanted to go to the forest

On the way.. I met my girlfriend

I found out she had met someone else

In the end… I shot her.



On the way I met.. myself

I found pebbles, no to tell you the truth it was just a stone.

In the end,cupped in my hand, a very soft cotton butterfly.



Movement Practise







Setting free

Like a Kite


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A Blanket – Improvisation

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A cloak for Darth Vader

A bull fighters cloak

A magic carpet for a snake charmer to sit on

Folded up and changed into a baby

A dancing form

 A headscarf for an old lady

 A tent

Hands escaping

 A shelter

 A robe for a queen.

A Woodside Home

Here’s a few highlights from the brilliant Arty Party show ‘A Woodside Home’ including Arty Party Physical Theatre, Shropshire inclusive Dance and live music by Simon Cresswell. All beautifully filmed by JTV Production and introduced by storyteller Peter Chand. Funded by the BBC Perfoming Arts Fund and Community First.

Many thanks to all the performers and all the people that supported us in making this lovely event.


Arty Party Radio – Week 3

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Our final weeks broadcast the usual exciting mix of drama, interviews and fantastic music brought to you by Jonathan and Chloe with Erica behind the mixing desk. Music by Beat Express, Catherine O’Rourke and The 1st Chancers. A big thanks to European Social Fund for making this all possible.





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Here are some pics and links for the bands on this programme




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Catherine O’Rourke


The 1st Chancers

Arty Party Radio Week Two

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This week Arty Party radio is brought to you from Sean Nightingale and Georgie Dawson , with Mervyn behind the mixing desk.
Sounds from Heavy Loaded, The First Chancers and The Fuzz Bomb Band are woven between sketches and plays from Arty Party.Listen loud, enjoy and tell your friends !

The Show featured music from


Heavy Load

The 1st Chancers

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and the fuzz bomb band

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We have been very busy over the last few weeks, putting together three exciting radio shows.

The shows feature sketches and plays by Arty Party alongside music by some fantastic learning disabled bands including Dele Fakoya, The Fish Police, and Beat Express.

Each week for the next three weeks we will be posting up a new show on here.

Please listen to the shows all the way through , there is some great music and much more.

and don’t forget to let us know what you think about Arty Party Radio

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and a big thanks to the musicians and bands, 


Dele Fakoya


Beat Express


The Fish Police

The best place is by the fire

No session today due to all the snow and ice. But the space by the roaring log fire is in demand.

Change (version 1)

If we don’t show emotions it gives the audience a chance and space to create their own pictures and ideas about what is going on and the relationships between us.

Not acting is a big as skill as acting.

Many thanks to ‘The frantic assembly book of devising’ for some of the ideas behind making this work. This is a simple , no edit, one shot version of the piece a more complex version will follow.


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