KEY CLUB, PRODUCED AND DEVISED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS, IS AN ARTS CLUB FOR PEOPLE FROM 16 TO 30 YEARS OLD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS.
The club meets once a month on a Saturday morning at The Lyric Hammersmith, each meeting consists of a two-hour creative arts workshop presented by professional artists, followed by a social break. Recent workshops have included creative writing, singing and song-writing, film and video, visual art, script-writing for TV and Radio, drama, circus skills, photography and stop-frame animation.
The members create great art, learn new skills, work together in groups, discuss their experiences and become friends. The Key Club encourages communication and inspires confidence. It is a place where the members can relax and be themselves. It has prevented some youths from hiding in their rooms, enabled others to become independent travellers, and it has been instrumental in helping people onto further education courses.
The Key Club was originally devised and created by Turtle Key Arts in 2003 as a response to the lack of creative activities available to young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders once they have left full time education. It was recently selected by the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing to be listed as an example of good practice. “The Key Club not only allows members to create great art and learn new skills, it also helps them to develop friendships and inspires confidence. Members have become independent travellers as a result of skills developed at Key Club, developed and forged friendships for the first time and it has proved instrumental in helping young people onto further education courses and into employment.”
Key Club is run by Turtle Key Arts with funding from John Lyon's Charity and City Bridge Trust. Special thanks to Marina Kleinwort Trust and Henry Smith Charity.
KEY CLUB IS FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP TURTLE KEY ARTS CONTINUE THEIR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUSTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL
Nearest Tubes Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly) Hammersmith & City (Hammersmith & City/Circle)
Sat 23rd Sept 2017
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Sat 18 Nov 2017
Sat 16 Dec 2017
Sat 20 Jan 2018
Sat 17 Feb 2018
Sat 17th Mar 2018
Key Club Morning 10am – 1pm OR Key Club Afternoon 2pm – 5pm
Member's attend either the morning or afternoon session.