Your Festival – An Inclusive Participatory Arts festival 5-6 July ’19

Your festival is an accessible and inclusive arts festival for young people age 10-25 with additional physical and learning needs.

Get inspired in the arts through workshops and performances.


Hi there – Your festival is nearly upon us and all the planning is paying off! We have booked lovely weather, and fabulous activities to take part in all day.

Final details are below: we are doing our best to finalise all the details for the festival, some of these timings may change before Friday…



Most activities will start at around 9:30 – 2:30pm on Friday and 11-5pm on Saturday

When you arrive – Please can you make your way to our New Walk entrance, – 50 New Walk, which is more or less opposite the museum and register when you arrive in the registration tent in the garden. – if you end up on Wellington Street and need to come through the building, please ring the bell


Our café is open this Friday and will be run by the wonderful team from Ellesmere Academy –  the menu is below


The Saturday café will be ran by the wonderful shavince@cafe




Photography – There will be a photographer present – if any young person is unable to be photographed or filmed please let us know when you arrive.


Risk assessments all attached.


First Aid – Our staff are trained in First Aid however, we appreciate that you will be more familiar with the needs of your young people than we are, so, in the event of the need for First Aid it would good if we can work together on this.

Toilets – We have various toilets located around the building, (see map)  with an easy access toilet (with Hoist and Bed) on the ground floor and 1st floor landing (no hoist or bed)

Finally! – if anyone is available for the launch its on Thursday 4th July 5-7pm also – the launch of the showcase of artwork by young people who have attended Soft Touch Arts’ Creative Studio alternative education. Individually and as a group, they have used artistic styles such as sculpture, music, photography, digital manipulation, animation and painting to produce their annual exhibition Creative Minds.Featuring live music from our Ellesmere academy band. The Exhibition is called Creative Minds. – refreshments available.

get tickets here for the Saturday here