The Whole Shabang!
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2014 CALENDAR WITH MAKATON SIGNS & SYMBOLS IS HERE! BUY FROM OUR WHAT'S ON PAGE OR GIVE US A RING!! LIMITED RUN!
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:
â€śWhat 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 â€“ with nature........â€ť
Westport Adult Services
â€śWe really appreciate being included â€“ your creative energy always brings about some amazing work from all our pupils "
Teacher, Longley School Huddersfield
â€ťA bonding experience for children, staff and teachers â€“ we all had a great time "
Teacher, Lydgate School, Huddersfield
â€śIt's great fun, productive, flexible and sneaks in some learning to boot!"
Support Assistant, Adult Services, Kirklees
â€śThe sessions were a balance of fun, music, creativity and accomplishmentâ€ť
Museum Officer, Kirklees
â€śWe are all still humming the songs - Thursdays have not been the same since!â€ť
â€śThe 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 Shabangâ€™s attentionâ€ť
Youth Music report
â€śThe best part of the weekâ€ť
Parent, Child Development Centre, Kirklees
â€śI like meeting people and new friendsâ€ť
Child with autism
â€śHowever my lad behaved we were accepted, welcomed and valuedâ€ť
Parent of child with autism
â€śWonderful â€“ like therapyâ€ť
â€śChildren have bags more confidence to join in and try out activitiesâ€ť
â€śShabang! â€“ the best thing since sliced bread!â€ť 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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