Wheely Different

No barriers award winners



WDTC are proud to be members of National Council for Voluntary Organisations and have been accredited with Disability Confidence membership


Wyred and creative this project will bring people together to create a community space for activities they want to see such as cheerleading, dancing, drama sessions and an arts festival. The space will be available for a range of different groups to use including young people, older people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and people with disabilities or dementia.


  Poem by Sarah Baker


I love to be in WDTC
It makes me shine like a star in the sky
on a cloud of paper white you maybe surprised to light up my life
with tears of joy in my eyes

  Poem by Samantha Leake

Wheely Different and emotions what can I say
It more than just meeting up for a day
We sing, we dance , we act all the way
The friendship we receive is better than pay

We cover street ,musical,contemporary and more
We cannot wait to get though the door
Everything stops when tea time is called
But we're quick enough back on the floor

A friendly face awaits at the door
Our extended family is always on call

We have had a fun filled year which has been hard work for the team but very worthwhile with many things achieved. Last August we were the opening act at The National School Games in Loughborough which was totally exhilarating and a wonderful experience.
Going into autumn we were full out on rehearsal to performing Snow Queen at The Civic, Stourport. We received a great deal of praise and were over the moon with the response. The production was our most expensive show to date and left us with extra fundraising to do, but, it was worth every penny to be able to get our wheelchair members on stage with the hire of a professional ramp.
During December, we visited our friends at Brook House and e entertained the residents, performed in Kidderminster as part of Christmas Entertainment, sang at ASDA and set about plans for 2018!
Into the new year, fundraising event planned and cream tea and quiz sorted. All our show ideas were discussed and we decided to produce a variety show in 2019 and concentrate on support to local events in 2018 in order to reduce our costs.

Emotions were asked to be part of the KFA Moves to the Rhythm festival at Birmingham Symphony Hall on June 9th. All I can say is the team were amazing ambassadors for what can be achieved if you believe. Proud does not begin to cover it.

At time of writing, we are preparing to take part in Bromsgrove Festival, working on next year's show, planning our Theatre Education outing to a relaxed performance of Matilda at Birmingham Hippodrome, planning our social outing to Weston (first time trip for a few), putting our Christmas Entertainment programme together, rolling out new wheelchair dance course in Autumn and much more we have to plan for community support events.

We have to thank everyone that has supported us in any way, there is no way we could achieve what we do without you. Together, we change lives.

WDTC have supported Cllr Nicky Gale in her 2017/18 year as Mayor and we have been honoured to be one of her chosen causes. The association has not ended as Nicky remains one of our patrons and we hope to work with her again in the future months.

Supporting Dementia Awareness Week

Wheely Different Theatre Company and Emotions Para Dance UK officially support the D.A.B (dancers against bullying) movement. We all have either known someone or we have been the victims of bullying and we, as a group, as a team, as friends, have a zero tolerance to bullying. We build lives, we do not destroy them #together

Don't forget to get your tickets for The Snow Queen.

Wheely Different's next performance will be the 'Snow Queen a Pantomime' at the Stourport Civic Centre on Thursday the 30th of November at 1pm and Friday the 1st of December 2017 at 1pm & 7pm.

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased via our ticket line 07821 762649

Enquiries via wyreforest.slsw@yahoo.co.uk

WDTC Joseph Poster



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To founding member Elaine Ball for being awarded the Mike Oborski No Barriers Award.