In 2015/16 Carousel

Delivered

Workshops led by artists with learning disabilities

Ran over

events including club nights, film screenings and radio shows

Reached an audience of

who attended, watched or listened to a Carousel event

Generated over

press stories in printed media, and hundreds more on websites and social media

Carousel believes that learning disabled artists make a vital contribution to the world we live in. It is an organisation that puts learning disabled people in control of their art; in film, music, performance and production. Carousel challenges expectations of what great art is and who can create it. Our work is planned, managed and delivered by learning disabled teams and 50% of our Board members have a learning disability.

Whilst many of our artistic activities are programmed for the years ahead, there are ways to get involved with our work as an artist or volunteer, as audience or as a supporter. See the What We Do pages and discover the Oska Bright Film Festival, our new online graphic novel Curing Perfect, multi-media performance Creatures of the Revolution and Creative Minds, the national conversation about learning disability arts.

 

Learning disabled leaders, governance and achievements

Carousel helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, true to their voice and vision. For over thirty years we have been enabling learning disabled people to do the things you take for granted. It is a small organisation doing a huge amount; raising the profile of learning disabled art, disrupting the status-quo and enriching the lives of everyone it touches.

Years providing world class support

Find out more about us in our 15-16 Annual Review

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Our Staff

Liz Hall

Liz Hall

Director

liz.hall@carousel.org.uk
Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Senior Producer Music

gareth.evans@carousel.org.uk
David Parker

David Parker

Senior Producer Film and Digital

david.parker@carousel.org.uk
Lizzie Banks

Lizzie Banks

Oska Bright Festival Producer

lizzie.banks@carousel.org.uk

Gus Garside

Gus Garside

Creative Minds National Co-ordinator

info@creativemindsproject.org.uk
Sam Dook

Sam Dook

Carousel Singers Band Producer

sam.dook@carousel.org.uk
Dave Lavis

Dave Lavis

Spoken Word Producer

dave.lavis@carousel.org.uk
Lisa Wolfe

Lisa Wolfe

Marketing Manager

marketing@carousel.org.uk

Rosie Blackwell-Sutton

Rosie Blackwell-Sutton

Marketing Co-ordinator

rosie.blackwell-sutton@carousel.org.uk

Hanneke Koekkoek

Hanneke Koekkoek

Office Co-ordinator

enquiries@carousel.org.uk
Staff Illustrations by Sarah Watson

Freelance Staff

Katie Windsor

Music Facilitator

enquiries@carousel.org.uk

Gary Cunningham

Carousel Singers Assistant Producer

enquiries@carousel.org.uk

Steve Tovell

Music Facilitator

enquiries@carousel.org.uk

Claire Matthews

Music Facilitator

enquiries@carousel.org.uk

Carousel Trustees

Carousel is proud to have 50% of its Board positions, including the Chair, held by learning disabled people.

Patron: Lord Bassam of Brighton
President: The Mayor of Brighton and Hove

Our Trustees are:

Sarah Watson, Chair
Nick Jenkins, Secretary
Pauline Wild, Treasurer

Becky Bruzas
Diane Chandler
Claire Offley
Fran Reynolds
Derek Swindells
Jolene Wild