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 run or take part in. Currently, these are all on hold due to Covid-19, but will hopefully resume as soon as government advice is issued when it is safe to do so.
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.
Please note: We are following government advice about social distancing, so Boogie Nights is currently on hold until further notice.
Our weekly drumming circle is held on Thursdays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at our base in Wigan. It's facilitated by Mark Cozens, a professional musician from Bom-Ta-Bom. The cost is currently £10 per person (discounted rate) - 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.
Please note: Due to limited numbers, sessions must be booked and paid for four weeks in advance.
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.
The service runs from 6pm to 7pm at our Wigan base.
Please note: We are following government advice about social distancing, so Fit Factory is currently on hold until further notice.
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.
Upcoming events (these are subject to covid restrictions and may be cancelled at short notice):
Saturday, 31 July 2021:
Our Town Live - 10.30am, Platt Bridge Community Zone
Health and Happiness Festival - 2pm, The Fire Within, Wigan Galleries
Sunday, 1 August 2021:
Drum Workshop - 11.30am to 1.30pm, The One House, Aspull
Saturday, 14 August 2021:
Wigan Pride, Wigan town centre - we'll be taking part in the parade and performance (more details to follow)
Saturday, 21 August 2021:
Big About Kids Festival, Jubilee Park, Ashton-in-Makerfield - performance (more details to follow)
Saturday, 18 September 2021:
Wigan town centre Community Day - 1.30pm to 2.30pm, performance on stage plus we'll have an information stall all day from 9am to 4pm
Saturday, 9 October 2021:
Buzz Fest, St. Helens - performance (more details to follow)
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 Afternoon Tea scheduled for Sunday, 5 April 2020 was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We will, however, be re-arranging it once it is safe to do so.
Danspiration is our weekend Dance Academy aimed at young people and adults with disabilities or autism.
It's held at our Wigan base and is facilitated by Zoei Cozens, a former professional dancer.
Please note: We are following government advice about social distancing, so the Dance Academy is currently on hold until further notice.