The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company is an arts organisation that is run by and for people with learning difficulties.
The group explores the world of music, writes and performs songs and performs at local festival and gigs
The Lawnmowers is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), a status awarded by Arts Council England which has described its NPO’s as taking a civic leadership role in the community. We became one of only five organisations in Great Britain to win an international collaboration award from the London Olympic Committee under its Unlimited Programme. We were the only learning disabled project to be selected to work with the international Points of Contact and the youth Cultural Warriors programmes.
Our ambitious programme caters for a range of ages, abilities, needs, aspirations, and experience. We have a deep understanding of the barriers to artistic development that people with learning difficulties face. Low socio-economic status, lack of educational opportunities and lack of cultural understanding are some of the factors that prohibit people with learning difficulties from flourishing in the community.
Lawnmowers Members are called upon by learning disabled individuals, organisations (statutory and voluntary), bodies such as NHS Trusts, University students, lecturers & departments, teaching colleges, schools and adult learning providers to provide drama, performances, outreach and creative workshops to help them with issues relevant to LD.
Registered in England & Wales Charity No: 1084229 Company No: 3995521