The Whole Shabang!
STOP PRESS..... STOP PRESS...
Mr Brown and Miss Green return for our forthcoming Family Clubs - see What's On for details....
NEW DVD WITH SIGNED SONGS IN MAKATON PLUS CD - AVAILABLE NOW! "REG & BET...ALL AT SEA" BUY FROM OUR WHAT'S ON PAGE OR GIVE US A RING!!
FABULOUS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS - BOOK & CD "THE WHOLE SHABANG! VOLUME ONE" WITH MAKATON SIGNS BUY FROM OUR "WHAT WE DO - RESOURCES" PAGE OR GIVE US A RING!!
Look out for details of our Spring 2014 events on our What's On Page. Little Tiddlers for preschool children will run until week commencing December 16th - then back in January.These projects are funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme and are FREE!!!!!
SHABANG! are Kim Reuter and Russ Elias - theatre practitioners with over twenty years experience of creating music, song,drama and theatre for special needs settings.
We are part of a triad of arts companies who came together to realise the renovation of The Watershed, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire into an accessible participatory arts resource. This is now our base and where we host the majority of our work.
We work exclusively within the field of special needs. We are musicians, performers, designers, makers, Makaton signers and are both qualified teachers. We combine these skills to create a blend of our own peculiar educational tomfoolery breaking through the fourth wall and invite our audience to participate in a special and unique shared experience.
We are a long standing partnership - a double act - a pair of eccentrics, committed to creating accessible arts to children, young people and adults with additional learning needs. We are all equally different - so live, love, laugh and learn... Welcome to our web site - we hope you enjoy it!
WATCH SHABANG! HERE: http://youtu.be/yRJfKJoYgWU
What others have to say:
"What Shabang! created was a world of beauty and imagination! They help re-create the awareness we had as children - that we are one with the world β with nature........"
Westport Adult Services
"We really appreciate being included β your creative energy always brings about some amazing work from all our pupils "
Teacher, Longley School Huddersfield
"A bonding experience for children, staff and teachers β we all had a great time "
Teacher, Lydgate School, Huddersfield
"It's great fun, productive, flexible and sneaks in some learning to boot!"
Support Assistant, Adult Services, Kirklees
"The sessions were a balance of fun, music, creativity and accomplishment"
Museum Officer, Kirklees
"We are all still humming the songs - Thursdays have not been the same since!"
"The setting was exactly right for a project where everyone had their share of attention, everyone had time to choose, everyone had time to make a response and everyone, including staff and parents had their share of Shabang's attention"
Youth Music report
"The best part of the week"
Parent, Child Development Centre, Kirklees
"I like meeting people and new friends"
Child with autism
"However my lad behaved we were accepted, welcomed and valued"
Parent of child with autism
"Wonderful β like therapy"
"Children have bags more confidence to join in and try out activities"
"Shabang! β the best thing since sliced bread!" Headteacher, Northampton
Thanks to everyone who has given us permission to use their images in our photography galleries, and in particular John Scully for many of the fantastic images on this site.
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