We run lots of events and regular out-of-hours activities throughout the year which are open to everyone - you don't have to be a member or student of More Than Words to attend. They are a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialise and have fun!
We also regularly perform at community events organised by others. Most recent events include Wigan Pride, Rotary Community Day, Warrington Disability Arts Festival, Spectrum Disability Talent Showcase and Leigh Carnival, to name a few. If you are organising a community event and are interested in us performing, please get in touch.
Take a look below at the out-of hours-activities and events we have coming up, including our next social evening...
Boogie Nights is our monthly inclusive disco, held at our base in Wigan. It's normally held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 10pm and is aimed primarily at young people and adults aged 18 and over with disabilities and/or autism.
Boogie Nights costs just £5 per person (PAs/support workers get in free). Tickets are sold on the night. It's a safe environment and everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a student of More Than Words to attend.
Snacks and drinks are available to purchase, and guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol.
Free parking is also available.
The next Boogie Nights is on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.
Our weekly drumming circle is held every Thursday from 4.30pm to 6pm at our base in Wigan. It's facilitated by Mark Cozens, a professional musician from Bom-Ta-Bom. The cost is just £5 per person (PAs/support workers come free), which includes 90 minutes of drumming, a short break and refreshments. Support can also be provided, if needed, for an additional cost. It's for ages 16+ and members of our drumming circle regularly perform with us at events in the community, but this is optional.
'Bang The Drum' is our new community drumming circle, starting 19 November 2019, for people of all ages and abilities. It's held on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm at 67 Bolton Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8AA.
Fit Factory is for people of all ages and abilities who want to take part in accessible sports, gentle exercise and team games. We make activities inclusive, so that everyone including wheelchair users can take part.
We also offer weight management advice and weekly weigh-ins for those struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Please note: This service starts on 13 January from 6pm to 7pm at our Wigan base.
We love performing and taking part in events in the community! We perform short drama pieces and incorporate drumming with our friends from Bom-Ta-Bom.
We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including our popular afternoon tea. Any profit we make goes towards our annual Christmas Ball and providing subsidised social activities for our students.
Our next fundraising event is an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, 5 April 2020 from 12.30 to 4pm. Tickets are £10 per person and can be bought by contacting the office on 01942 735426. Unfortunately, tickets can't be purchased on the day.
Danspiration is our weekend Dance Academy aimed at young people and adults with disabilities or autism.
It's held at our Ashton base and is facilitated by Zoei Cozens, a former professional dancer.