Disability Friendly Film day

FREE EVENT – FOR ALL THE FAMILY

 Disability Friendly film with lower sound and higher lights


At Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

 Saturday 17th May  Showing at :  11am and 2:30  Plus: between 12:30 and 2:30 there will be a FREE sandwich lunch provided for everyone, extra entertainment for children and information stands for the adults.


To book your place:    Email: wales.events@cafamily.org.uk

Phone: 02920 396624 or Text: 07904 672614


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My First Inclusive Ballet at Theatre Severn

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coppelia_8 CS5This April, Theatre Severn welcomes renowned dance company the English National Ballet as they present My First Ballet: Coppelia.
My First Ballet: Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker, a beautiful doll (Coppélia), a pair of star-crossed lovers, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity. Of course love triumphs over all and the finale is a breath-taking celebration of the lovers’ marriage.
The My First Ballet series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. The ballets are danced by second year students of English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.

My First Inclusive Ballet

English National Ballet School, in partnership with Kings College London, Widgit and Sign2Learn have been working together to make ballet more accessible to children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

In order to make the performances more accessible English National Ballet have created a range of bespoke learning resources. Using graphic symbols downloadable prior to the performance, families, carers and teachers of children with learning difficulties  and disabilities, can better help children’s understanding of the story, ballet and going to the theatre.

These resources are available to download now by going to http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/my-first-ballet-coppelia/ and clicking on ‘Symbol Resources’

My First Ballet: Coppélia premieres at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury on 5th & 6th April. Details can be found by visiting their website at www.theatresevern.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01743 281281. Please do ask about group bookings as discounts maybe available.

AFC Saturday Youth Club & Parent/Carer consultation

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Action for Children Saturday Youth Club will be running EVERY Saturday from 8th February 2014 (except during school holidays).

The Youth Club currently runs fortnightly and offers a variety of activities for 4-18 year olds on a Saturday from 9.15am-1pm. Places need to be booked and AFC cannot guarantee a place if less than 2 weeks notice is given. Only 2 bookings can be placed at a time.

For further information or to book a place please contact AFC on 01743 344696.

Consultation meetings

AFC have organised parent/carer consultation meetings to discuss plans for their upcoming playschemes, day trips and residential trips over the next 12 months. The consultation meetings will take place on the following days:

  • Tuesday 4th March, 1pm at The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.
  • Wednesday 5th March, 9.30am at The Willows (address above).
  • Wednesday 5th March, 6pm at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury. SY3 7PY.

If you are unable to make the consultation meetings but would like to provide AFC with your thoughts and any ideas please contact them on 01743 344696.

Autism West Midlands – Parent Workshop & Activities

Autism West Midlands LogoHere is a summary of what Autism West Midlands have coming up in early 2014 for families with children on the autism spectrum, including their half term activities and a parent workshop on teenage issues.

Full details are on the website links.

NEW – Producing music workshops (using a professional music studio) on Saturday afternoons in Oswestry for 10-18 year olds. Starting 8 Feb 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382715

Games and Lego for all ages in Shrewsbury Monday 17 Feb 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382735

Please also remember that the Saturday Board Games Groups are still meeting each month in Whitchurch and Market Drayton (9-18 year olds). Contact Hilary McGlynn if you would like more information: 0788 110 9586 or hilarym@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Photography workshops at half term for 10–18 year olds at Attingham Park. A choice of a full day on 19 February or a half day on 20 February 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382725

Stay and Play for under 5s in Shrewsbury – Fridays 10.00am-12.00 pm on 24 January, 21 February, 25 April, and 30 May: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/index.php?page=event&event_id=907663

Workshop for parents “Teens on the autism spectrum” Saturday 22 March, 9.30am to 12.30pm in Shrewsbury:              http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk//events/index.php?page=event&event_id=919485

Residential Trips with AFC Shropshire Activity Support

AFC LogoSaturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2013

Black Country Museum (including Santa hunt) and Merry Hill Shopping

Enjoy a day out at the Black Country Museum before heading to the pub for tea with a night in a hotel before a day of shopping at Merry Hill.

Age: 9-18 year olds or families (age 4+)

Cost: £70 per child or £150 per family (2 adults & 2 children)*

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2013

 

Saturday 25th January – Sunday 26th January 2014

Jungleland Telford Town Park including bowling & cinema!

Enjoy exclusive use of Jungleland with access to all the activities on offer before sleeping there! A visit to the cinema and tenpin bowling is also included. The evening meal and breakfast is included.

Age: 9-18 year olds

Cost: £70 per child*

Closing date for applications: 29th November 2013

 

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014

Trip to Arthog activity centre

Specific activities will be arranged closer to the time depending on the group but activities could include gorge walking, canoeing, rock climbing and many more! The weekend will be custom made to suit the group who will be sleeping in ‘bunk rooms’. All meals are included.

Age: 9-18 year olds

Cost: £100 per child*

Closing date for applications: 29th November 2013

 

*A £10 non-refundable deposit will be required for each person to secure a place. The option of paying in instalments is available.

If you are interested in receiving more information and a booking form regarding any of the trips please call Debbie or Mandie on 01743 344696. Alternatively you can email deborah.king@actionforchildren.org.uk or amanda.ellis@actionforchildren.org.uk

Please note all young people applying must have an ‘All In’ registration number.

NEW!!! AFC Saturday Morning Youth Club

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AFC Shropshire Activity Support are pleased to announce that as of Saturday 7th September they will be running a youth club from 9.15am-1pm for 4-18 year olds. The club will run at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PL.

Places need to be booked 2 weeks in advance by calling 01743 344696.
Bookings can be made for 1 hour to a full session and sessions are currently free of charge.
All children/young people must be registered with ‘All In’ and registration numbers will be required when booking (bookings cannot be taken without the ‘All In’ number).

If your child/young person has not accessed the Shropshire Activity Support services before (either Playscheme or outreach) then an appointment will need to be made where necessary forms and information can be obtained and completed prior to attendance.

There will be a variety of activities taking place including; sports, games, arts & crafts, computer games, DVD’s, sensory & messy play and much more.

Future dates for the Saturday Morning Youth Club are:
* September: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
* October: 5th, 12th, 19th
* November: 2nd, 16th, 30th
* December: 7th, 21st
2014 dates
* January: 11th, 25th
* February: 8th, 22nd
* March: 8th, 22nd