ActionSpeak - catching up with Kezia and George
Published on 3 August 2021.
ActionSpeak is Travelling Light’s free theatre group for young disabled people aged 16+, provided in partnership with WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living).
Sessions are free to participants and run Wednesdays 7pm-8.30pm.
We caught up with Kezia and George, two of our ActionSpeak members to find out what they enjoy most about coming to ActionSpeak sessions, some of the favourite activities they take part in and how they would describe ActionSpeak to new members. George is 24 years old and has been attending ActionSpeak since the group started, 4 years ago. Kezia has been attending ActionSpeak for about 2 years.
Can you tell us some of the things you like about coming to ActionSpeak?
Kezia: “I like it because we are a family and we all get on, and we all support each other, and what needs we have. And Angie’s just really lovely and we all get on as one big family – and it’s just lovely”.
Tell us about how you feel when coming to ActionSpeak sessions.
Kezia: “Really happy, joyful and really excited about doing it.”
Can you tell us your favourite things you do in an ActionSpeak session?
Kezia: “I like singing and dancing, and playing with my friends, playing hide and seek. I like to talk to my friends.”
Are people friendly at the group?
Kezia: “They are friendly and very chatty and very kind.”
What would you say to someone new who is thinking about joining the group?
Kezia: “Don’t worry about coming here, you’ll be safe with Angie and I’ll show you what we do and I’ll introduce you to me and Angie.”
Can you think of 3 words to describe ActionSpeak?
Kezia: “Fun, happy and exciting.”
And the things you love most about ActionSpeak?
Kezia: “Playing the games and doing a scene as well – doing a play is really fun.”
ActionSpeak member George
Taking part in a session - March 2020.
Can you tell us some of the things you love about coming to ActionSpeak?
George: “I love coming here because of Angie, Lou and all the staff, and seeing all my friends. Making a play up and making up different scenes and that.”
What are some of the favourite things that you do at ActionSpeak?
George: “My favourite things are being creative and doing different scenes with friends. Creating stuff, dressing up, making a funny scene, making dance moves to show to our lovely parents and other friends who don’t come here.”
Describe ActionSpeak in 3 words?
George: “Happy, exciting, creative.”
Find out more about ActionSpeak on our Take Part page.
Can you support our fundraising campaign? In summer 2021 we are fundraising to support ActionSpeak and Louder Than Words from Autumn 2021 onwards. Find out more.
Watch our film
George, Kezia and other members of ActionSpeak and Louder Than Words discuss what they enjoy most about attending, alongside insights from the facilitators.