Shabang! creative opportunities for people with additional needs

Shabang! are Kim Reuter and Russ Elias - theatre practitioners with over twenty years experience of creating music, song,drama and theatre for special education 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 additional learning needs. We are musicians, performers, designers, makers, Makaton signers and 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 were lucky enough to win the National Diversity Awards 2014 in the category Community Organisation Award for Disability

We are a long standing partnership - a double act - a pair of eccentrics, committed to creating accessible arts for children, young people and adults with additional learning needs. We are all equally different - so live, love, laugh and learn...

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My Location

The Watershed

22 Bridge Street

Telephone: 01484 848 073

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My News

Shabang Time / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-22T00:00:00Z">Wed 22 Jul 2020</span>Shabang Time / Wed 22 Jul 2020

We have some news for you! In September Shabang will be launching a new digital project. “Shabang Time” is our new Live YouTube session especially ...

Choose Happy - Shabang&apos;s Calendar for 2018 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-12-08T00:00:00Z">Fri 08 Dec 2017</span>Choose Happy - Shabang's Calendar for 2018 / Fri 08 Dec 2017

Shabang's new calendar for 2018 is now on sale featuring children and young people with additional needs. This year the theme is 'Choose Happy' and in...

New Shabang Calendar 2017 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-11-30T00:00:00Z">Wed 30 Nov 2016</span>New Shabang Calendar 2017 / Wed 30 Nov 2016

Shabang's new calendar for 2017 is now on sale featuring children and young people with additional needs. This year the theme is 'Put Us In The Pictur...

My Events

Shabang 2015 Calendar / <span >Thu 04 Dec 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-01-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Jan 2015</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Shabang 2015 Calendar / Thu 04 Dec 2014 to Thu 01 Jan 2015 (1 month)

We have created a stunning full colour calendar with Makaton signs and symbols. Each page features children with additional needs from Shabang's proje...

Dream Catchers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-07-20T00:00:00Z">Sun 20 Jul 2014</span>Dream Catchers / Sun 20 Jul 2014

Dream Catchers - a monthly family club for young people with additional needs, their siblings and family members. Informal, fun, creative event with p...

Day Dreamers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-07-19T00:00:00Z">Sat 19 Jul 2014</span>Day Dreamers / Sat 19 Jul 2014

Day Dreamers - a monthly family club for young people on the autistic spectrum, their siblings and family members. Informal, fun, creative event with ...

My Opportunities

Shabang Live Online / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-31T00:00:00Z">Sun 31 May 2020</span>Shabang Live Online / Sun 31 May 2020

A series of twice daily live online performance and music events from Shabang including stories, singing, signing with Makaton and general all round f...