'They said I shouldn’t sing…’ Challenging stigma and improving inclusivity
Start date: Spring term 19 June
Autumn term 6 November
Time: 7.00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Friends Institute, Highgate
What stigmas are present which stops clients/pupils/parents or teachers from engaging in arts workshops?
Do you have a client or pupil who you feel would benefit from accessing arts opportunities, but their family or friends prevent them from getting involved?
This workshop focuses on identifying and understanding stigmas which might bar people from accessing arts opportunities and finding practical solutions.
Sarah studied music at the University of Birmingham, but has supported and facilitated community arts workshops since she was a teenager. She now teaches art, music and drama in primary, secondary and special schools and recently recruited and directed a brand new children’s chorus for Midland Opera’s production of Turandot. For BCAT she has worked with learning disabled elderly service users at Deelands Hall and in Balsall Heath and she is one of the facilitators for the BCAT Starz project running this Autumn. Sarah is passionate about improving access to the arts and the opportunities her work brings for her to meet new people and learn new perspectives. Her favourite colours are blue and green and in her spare time she loves dancing and African drumming!