We are Branchline.
A Social Care, Play and Arts collective.
We believe all young people have the right to experience and explore creativity.
We support learning disabled young people to take part, lead and progress in the arts.
Branchline is a partnership between Lifeworks Charity Ltd, Play Torbay, SPLASH, Soundart Radio, Dance in Devon, Daisi, Dartington Hall Trust and RIO (Real Ideas Organisation)
Ordinary Arts Festival
Curated by learning disabled young people, Ordinary Arts is a new festival drawing together the work of artists with labels from across the south west:
Family Day: Taiko Drummers, Big Band, Orchestra, and inclusive workshops in: animation, dance, music and steam punk mask making + quiet space in the SPACE Studios and relaxed screening in the Barn Cinema plus a Masked Ball in the Great Hall – everyone welcome – who will you be??
Dance in Devon is working with Far Flung Dance Theatre and the young curators to create a flashmob choreography for the Masked Ball.
Teen Day: Film making, music and graphic art workshops, parkour, yoga, Zumba and hula-hooping – vintage gaming and Comicfest – Comic art and Cosplay is coming to Dartington + bands, DJ’s and Glam Transform beauty space.
Summer Heat was a Branchline project delivered by Dance in Devon and Play Torbay. We worked with children and young people in Torbay and at Mayfield School to try out different dances including; capoeira, Bollywood, contemporary and street styles.
Mystery Quest October half term 2017
Dance in Devon worked with Play Torbay on one of their fabulous Quest projects in October half term. Inspired by the writings and explorations of Agatha Christie, young people aged 7 and over devised a fun, exciting and interactive promenade theatre QUEST performance for all the family involving audiences in bringing history to life!
And…they did it all in a week! This was a collaborative production with young people from Play Torbay, final year Drama & Performing Arts Students from the University of Gloucestershire and Far Flung Dance Theatre as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival at Torre Abbey.
You can see Play Torbay’s photo gallery of the project here