Heart n Soul
Allsorts - Creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities
© Photo by: Photo by Christopher Andreou
A photograph from Heart n Soul's Allsorts session depicting a man standing a room, wearing a silver foil coat. In the background are other people sat drawing at a table.
© Photo by: Photo by Tim Mitchell
A photograph from Heart n Soul depicting a group of performers outside, two are wearing dark glasses and pink party hats with tinsel, a black waistcoat and pink bow tie and gloves. They are holding a cane with a glitter ball on the top. In the background, are others are wearing green costumes with a silver martian head dress.
© Photo by: Photo by Felipe Pagani
A photograph from Heart n Soul depicting four members of a musical band on stage. One is holding a megaphone and laughing. In the background, two are playing electric guitars and one is playing the drums. Projected on the back wall of the stage is a picture of a man with letters spelling out "THE FISH POLICE".
Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. We offer a range of opportunities for people to take part, train in a new skill, or develop their artistic talents. Artists and participants share their work live, recorded or online for as many different people to enjoy as possible. Our vision is of people with a learning disability living full and equal lives with independence, freedom and pride.
We make inclusive creative spaces where people are free to express themselves and learn. We encourage experimentation in all things.
Key Artists include award-winning singer Lizzie Emeh and live band The Fish Police.
Key Events include the multi-media club nights The Beautiful Octopus Club, for adults, and Squidz Club for young people.
Key Projects Allsorts – creative arts for adults taking part, Do Your Own Thing – creative arts for young people taking part, Heart n Soul’s SoundLab – award-winning innovative digital music-making project
Allsorts - Weekly creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities aged 18+
Do Your Own Thing - Monthly creative sessions for young people with learning disabilities aged 10-25
The Beautiful Octopus Club - Multi-media club night, held at Southbank Centre. Open to all.
The Squidz Club - A club night for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25) their friends and families
“The band create some of the catchiest and most uplifting left-field pop music you will hear” The Guardian talking about The Fish Police
“I find it more invigorating and funny the more I listen to it… If I’d have passed on to them (my children) Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, I feel like I’d have given them a lesson in an objective standard of beauty, but actually it’s this which is about our experience and life and hanging out together, you kinda hope they remember that really, having a laugh with their parents at a hilarious, brilliant song.” – Stewart Lee, Radio 4 –talking about The Fish Police’s track Chicken Nuggets For Me
“I don’t dress up my real life, I say it how it is’ says soul singer Lizzie Emeh on her music. It’s the heart of the appeal of this pioneering artist, the first with a learning disability to release a UK-wide album” – M magazine talking about Lizzie Emeh
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