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TES SEN Show and The Schoolwear Show

It was a bit of a logistical challenge and a pretty exhausting few days but we had such great responses about TomTag and our new stickers at these events that it was definitely all worthwhile.

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We’ve now got plenty to keep us occupied following up on all the contacts made and sending out orders. Thank you if you came to see us at either event – it was great to meet you all. We hope you’ll keep in touch by following us on Twitter or Facebook where you will be first to hear about the even more exciting new products we are planning!

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Where the people are the theatre

Orkid Ideas are proud to be co-sponsors of a new marketing banner for COTTON SHED, East Lancashire’s only inclusive theatre group.
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Cotton Shed was formed in 2007 as a part of a ‘shedlink’ scheme run by Chicken Shed, the hugely successful London-based inclusive theatre company. Cotton Shed shares the values of its London counterpart, offering access to theatre regardless of age, ability or background. It is a professional theatre company that works using an inclusive creative process, embracing individuals with a myriad of disabilities and encouraging everyone to contribute. The result is entertaining and outstanding original theatre that celebrates diversity.

My autistic son attends the Cotton Shed Youth Theatre group. Under the direction of professional theatre artists he has built his confidence and talent at his own pace. He particularly enjoys the safe, nurturing environment and through the skill of the professionals has been involved in some fantastic and inspiring productions.

Cotton Shed currently runs groups for Beginners Theatre (ages 4-7), Children’s Theatre (ages 8-11), Youth Theatre (ages 12-16) and Company Theatre (ages 16+) at Haslingden Primary School near Rossendale.

Pop over to the Cotton Shed website www.cottonshed.co.uk to watch an inspiring documentary and find out more about their work or how you can get involved.