TURTLE KEY ARTS IS A CHARITY AND ALL OUR PROJECTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, WE NEED HELP TO RAISE FUNDS SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE THE WORK WE DO.
SOME OF THE EXCITING ARTS PROJECTS WE CURRENTLY RUN...
THE KEY CLUB (STARTED 2003)
A MONTHLY ARTS CLUB FOR PEOPLE FROM 16 TO 30 YEARS.
Filmed in 2014
TURTLE OPERA (STARTED 2001)
DURING NINE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS THE GROUP EXPLORE A VARIETY OF CREATIVE DISCIPLINES. THE CHILDREN WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL COMPOSER AND DIRECTOR TO CREATE THEIR OWN MUSIC AND STORY WHICH CULMINATES IN A PERFORMANCE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
Filmed in 2018
“I don’t mean to be dramatic about it but Turtle Opera has completely changed our lives. Pascal walked out of the first session, and it was as if “Oh my god, it’s ok to be autistic”. For the first time in his life he picked up the phone and he now talks regularly to his grandparents in Australia. He is a changed child.” - Mother of a participant.
MUSICAL PORTRAITS (STARTED 2010)
DURING A WEEK IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS, THE PARTICIPANTS USE THE PORTRAITS AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AS A STIMULUS TO CREATE THEIR OWN VISUAL ART AND MUSIC.
Filmed in 2016
THEATRE UNCONTAINED (STARTED 2016)
A NEW PLAYWRITING PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE.
Filmed in 2016
SPECTRUM YOUTH THEATRE (2014) Creating puppets and a play working with the Little Angel Theatre.
WORD OF MOUTH (2012 & 2013) A series of poetry writing workshops.
TURTLE MUSIC (2010) Music and drama workshops.
DJ BACH (2009) Young people experienced Bach as he has never been heard.
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY (2009) A week-long film making course.
OSJ KEY RHYTHMS (2008) Creating original music with instruments made from recycled household objects.
DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKING (2006-2008) Meeting once a week for seven months to produce their own documentary film.
DANCE IS KEY (2002) A week long collaborative dance and movement project.