Contact Person

Kelly Turnbull

Organisation Address

Gosforth Civic Theatre
Regent farm Road
Newcastle Upon tyne
United Kingdom

55.0106883, -1.6223799

Areas covered

Who we are: Liberdade is a Community development Trust that works with people with learning disabilities and autism in the North East of England, we run a number of arts and health initiatives that enable you or those you care for to get involved with our organisation. Since 2003 we have worked with hundreds of different organisations delivering training, social enterprise support, creating films and workshops and have taken part in regional and national events representing the learning disabled community. At Liberdade we use the arts as a tool for change both within our participants and also throughout society as a whole. We don’t just train people to be performers we use the process of performing and being a member of the company as a mechanism for personal and social development. Performing and creating films enables our members to have a collective voice it instils confidence and creativity, it promotes valuable life and work skills but most importantly its promotes social value. At Liberdade its not about how talented you are or what you can do, its about belonging first and then finding and honing your skills to contribute to the organisation as a whole.