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Mind The Gap

Mind the Gap is England's largest learning disability theatre company. It creates work with learning disabled and non-disabled artists in partnership for UK and international audiences. Based in Bradford, the company also provides training using a diverse range of theatre techniques, outreach activities and workshops for artists, students businesses, public services and third sector organisations. Our investment supports its core activities, and sustains the range and quality of Mind the Gap’s work and the new capital development.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £205,000
  • 2013-2014: £209,920
  • 2014-2015: £215,378

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Tattoo Tim

As part of our Silver Challenge, Tim Wheeler will have our company logo tattooed somewhere on his body, the more money he raises, the higher up it will go.

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Food For Thought - The Creative Case For Diversity

The Yorkshire region has many ingredients, many foods –sweet and savoury, basic and refined, popularist and rare. They are all flavourful.

The Arts Council England’s Creative Case approach requires us to use our ingredients in new ways – putting different ingredients centre stage, combining them in new formations, both expected and unexpected.

Food for Thought gave us the space to do this.

It gave us time to come together, over food, to discuss and deepen our knowledge, our opinions and our perspectives around the creative case, around diversity and difference, around the arts in Yorkshire and beyond.

What is the creative case for diversity?

Jez Colborne & Mind the Gap - Sound of the Sirens

Music video for Sound of the Sirens form the show Irresistible

IMMOVABLE Barnsley 2012

In May 2012 a giant stone block was placed in the middle of Barnsley, England
No explanation was given or trace left except a week of CCTV footage
One word was etched onto the block's surface...

Chest

Chris and the pirates find a chest in a cave, what could be inside it?

Marooned

Chris escaped the sharks, but his troubles are far from over.
Help him at www.buzzbnk.org/pirateapp

Plank

Chris gets into more trouble!

Barrel

Chris finds out that his 'friends' are not quite what they seem.

Press Gang

Ahoy there!

We’ve set sail on an adventure to raise money through crowd-funding, to make a new pirate themed app for mobile phones (Mind-the-G’App!) The app will be fun and free and we’ll use it to spread the word about Mind the Gap. Join cabin boy Chris as he visits the docks seeking adventure on the high seas.

Join us on arrr journey: www.buzzbnk.org/pirateapp

Immovable Trailer

In May 2012 a giant stone block was placed in the middle of Barnsley, England
No explanation was given or trace left except a week of CCTV footage
One word was etched onto the block's surface...

Sound of the Sirens Promo

Irresistible is an energetic and fun live event combining music, theatre and film.

Watch this promo and find out more about Jez Colborne's life long fascination for warning sirens.

For more info: www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/irresistible

Heroes

Catherine Kelly From ITV's Good Morning came to see Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap presents 'Of Mice & Men' - Making of...

Of Mice & Men was Mind the Gap’s most successful tour to date, with a total of 50 performances at theatres and arts centres across the UK. Audiences responded really well to the piece, and 83% of people who rated the show described it as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

To see what we are working on next, and find out about Mind the Gap shows you can go and see, have a look at the Future Plans page of our website.

http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/

Recording Studio session

Jez and Lisa in the Studio with Si, laying down vocals for the soundscape tracks for Of Mice and Men

Of Mice & Men was Mind the Gap’s most successful tour to date, with a total of 50 performances at theatres and arts centres across the UK. Audiences responded really well to the piece, and 83% of people who rated the show described it as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

To see what we are working on next, and find out about Mind the Gap shows you can go and see, have a look at the Future Plans page of our website.

http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/

Irresistible promo

Jez Colborne is a multi-talented composer, musician and performer. He is one of the first 10 disabled artists to be commissioned by Unlimited* to create an original work for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Driven by a life-long fascination with warning sirens, he can hear music where most of us hear noise. Working in collaboration with Mind the Gap, he is composing something truly irresistible …

Irresistible is a symphony of sirens, a musical experience that combines alarm sirens, other non-traditional instruments and singing voices to create a breathtaking choral work.

Irresistible is one of the final 12 Unlimited* commissions that will be presented as part of the London 2012 Festival. The finished piece will premier in London and Yorkshire in 2012.

http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/irresistible/

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Contact details

http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/

Mind the Gap Studios, Unit 2, Silk Warehouse
Patent Street
Bradford
BD9 4SA

53.808029, -1.7777

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