Past Projects

Read about past work with schools and teachers

The Awfey Huge Variety Show

In summer 2016 and 2017, the Awfey Huge Variety Show brought together schools and local arts partners for a unique performance celebrating the creative talent of young learning-disabled artists on Scotland’s biggest stage. All of Edinburgh’s council-funded Special Educational Needs schools have taken part in the project. Each group was supported by an engagement artist from Capital Theatres’ network. Creativity and a child-led approach were at the heart of the project. Each year we worked together to create live performance, dance, music, puppetry, animation and short films. The content came from these brilliant young artists – their voices and their ideas – supported by professional artists. We were overjoyed to see the zest for life, creativity and quality generated by each and every group.