WE ARE GOING FULL TIME!
We are excited to announce that we are now taking bookings for our full time sessions. Starting 15th April, and running every week for 13 weeks (not including school holidays) which will take us right up to the summer holidays!
Click below to find out more and sign up!
Welcome to Rising Stars…
The Rising Stars Project will be providing fun, free and engaging performing arts based groups for children and young people with a diagnosis of autism (or who are undergoing diagnosis).
We are pleased to be offering this project completely free of charge and our friendly team are here to support you and your family.
All of our activities are aimed at people with a range of past experiences, so even if you’ve never done any performing arts before there’s no need to worry - you’ll be able to have fun and join in all the same!
But what is it we actually offer? Well, we have a whole range of things, including drama games, character building, improvisation, dance classes, workshops for writing, acting and directing, and so much more. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about all kinds of performing arts related subjects in a fun, safe, supportive and inspiring environment.
Make Memories, Learn Skillsand Grow Friendships
The Project is Free to Join
By the end of your time on this project you will have had a fun time and created lots of memories, but we also want you to have something to take away with you. That’s why we will be creating ‘showreels’ for Rising Stars participants, a little something to remember all you have accomplished. This might include videos of performances, group work, discussions, games, improvisations, scripted work and much more.
Finally, we will be ending with a Rising Stars Showcase, a day where you get to show something off to your family and friends. This might be a performance you have created solo or with friends, it might be a script you have written, a song, a dance, a video or short film you’ve made, an art installation, or basically anything creative you might produce. We want this day to be a celebration of you and all you have achieved, so we really want you to let your personal interests shine!
Thank you for showing interest in the Performing Arts sessions being held at Daisy Chain, codenamed ‘Rising Stars’
I hope you managed to jump into one of our taster sessions either virtually or face to face over the last month, however no worries if you were unable to attend.
We now have our full time timetable up and running, this was put together through feedback and information gathered from everyone who signed up around the most common days people were able to attend. We are aiming to start Thursday 15th April and these sessions will run every week for 7 Weeks until May Half Term then 6 Weeks until the Summer Holidays.
Thursday Session Aged 10+
Friday Sessions Aged 10+
Saturday Sessions Aged 5-11
Saturday Sessions Aged 12-18
6:30pm - 8pm = Movement
4pm - 5:30pm = Sounds
9:30am - 10:30am = Drama
1:30pm - 2:30pm = Drama
6pm - 7:30pm = Drama
10:30am - 11:30am = Sounds
2:30pm - 3:30pm = Sounds
11:30am - 12:30pm = Movement
3:30pm - 4:30pm = Movement
To sign up for our full time sessions please head over to:
During March 2021, we're holding virtual taster sessions for the Rising Stars performing arts project!
You can try out movement, sound or drama - or all three!
These sessions, like the rest of Rising Stars, are free thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need.
Sessions are one-hour long and are available on the following days:
Friday 5th March
● 4pm - Movement● 5pm - Sounds● 6pm - Drama
Saturday 6th March
● 11am - Movement● 12pm - Sounds● 1pm - Drama
Friday 12th March
● 4pm - Drama● 5pm - Sounds● 6pm - Movement
Saturday 13th March
● 11am - Drama● 12pm - Sounds● 1pm - Movement
During the Easter Holidays we will be hosting sessions on the 31st March and 7th of April
31st March for those aged 5-11, where you can sign up for either Sounds, Movement or Drama, or all three.
You can sign up for those here:
31st March Workshops
7th April for this aged 12-17,
where you can sign up for either Sounds, Movement or Drama, or all three.
7th April Workshops