We did it
On 17th June 2019 we successfully raised £5,124 with 77 supporters in 28 days

To create an inclusive 2-day Arts Festival that attracts an audience made up of disabled and non-disabled young people and their families.

by The Ordinary-Extraordinary Team in Dartington Hall, England, United Kingdom

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Mark Thorneywork 9th June 2019

Amazing charity, if they get the funding Phab Torquay will also benefit from some a imation sessions at the youth club. Let's get this crowdfunding over the line. If everyone who has given, could give a further £10 it would almost be enough.

Mark Thorneywork 6th June 2019

Torquay Phab Club hope to get involved in the animation and the guys are involved in the festival. Please help Lifeworks raise the rest of the money by Thursday as this is a brilliant event and if we can all add to it and build it bigger and better each year! A festival run by for people with disabilities is such a great idea and for the young creators leading, it's a fantastic experience and chance for growth. Lets all get behind this Crowdfunding and get it over the line. DEADLINE IS THURSDAY 16th JUNE!!!

Tina Lee Tozer 6th June 2019

To Sarah and the team of wonderful young people - an extraordinary event for really exceptional young people. Good Luck - you will do it !!

Moira Devlin 3rd June 2019

The Newton Abbot Ukulele group want to wish you all the best! What you are doing for The Arts is just fantastic. We hope to come and play for you sometime! Thanks for all your hard work.

Andrew Gilbert 2nd June 2019

Lifeworks does fantastic work with disabled young people and the Ordinary/Extraordinary Festival is a great initiative - the similar one in 2018 was wonderful and opened up a host of opportunities!

Kenneth F Hutchinson 1st June 2019

I have had the honour of working as a volunteer with some of the young people involved in this project. Their motivation and energy is inspirational, and they deserve our support in every was possible.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Your very own Animation Workshop

To thank you for your HUGE generosity the Ordinary/Extraordinary team would like to offer you an exclusive opportunity - an animation workshop run by them - could be great for your kids or maybe your local school or if that's all a bit to much - tickets to the Festival if you just want to help make it happen.

£20 or more

Be a Festival Angel

Become an Ordinary/Extraordinary Angel and help make this fly. To say thank you all angels will be credited at the event on the Ordinary/Extraordinary Angel Wall.

£20 or more

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A Day Pass to the Ordinary/Extraordinary Festival

A Day Pass to the Ordinary/Extraordinary Festival; "Access All Areas" Fridays programme includes a family quest; a relaxed screening, inclusive dance & drama performances; animation workshops, vintage gaming and live music. Saturdays programme includes dance; drama, parkour & animation workshops, vintage gaming, live music, a collection of short films created by learning disabled young film makers and a relaxed screening of a family favourite.

£30 or more

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An invite to the Ordinary/Extraordinary Seminar

An invite to the Ordinary/Extraordinary Seminar which this year explores well-being and connection for learning disabled young people. Learning disabled young people, Parent/carers, professionals, social care and arts organisations welcome. The event will take place in the extraordinary Great Hall at Dartington, refreshments and lunch included in the price.

£50 or more

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2- day Festival & Seminar Pass - Access all Areas

2-day pass for the Ordinary-Extraordinary Festival & Seminar "Access All Areas" Family fun; a safe space to share ideas, a 'comfortable' place to experience the new, to workshop with artists expert in their art form & in creating an inclusive environment. To participate on your own terms without being judged, to enjoy fabulous festival food - to dance, listen, watch and join in, to be among young artists wanting to make a difference to you.

£50 or more

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An Ordinary/Extraordinary Zumba Class

Some of the young people leading Ordinary/Extraordinary are into keeping fit - they are soon to launch a regular Zumba Class in Totnes to keep fit AND connected all at the same time. For £50 Lifeworks Young Volunteers supported by their Coordinator will come and run a Zumba workshop especially for you and your friends or if that's all a bit to much - tickets to the Festival if you just want to help make it happen.

£100 or more

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A DJ lesson with Ordinary/Extraordinary Music Lead

One of our Music Leaders working with the Turning Tides Project to develop the music component of the Ordinary/Extraordinary Project is himself an expert DJ who has performed in Festivals across the SW - supported by our Young Volunteers Coordinator our Music Lead will help you learn some of his skills and have a go.

£100 or more

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A personal animation made just for you

To say thank you for your investment the learning disabled young artists who you are helping learn new skills in animation will create a personalised animation - just for you - or if that's all a bit to much - tickets to the Festival if you just want to help make it happen.

£150 or more

A DJ for your community event or party

Make your event extraordinary with your very own Ordinary/Extraordinary DJ who comes with Decks; PA and lights all to make your event go with a bang or beat - tell him the type of music you're into and he will try and fit into your vibe! Or if that's all a bit to much - tickets to the Festival if you just want to help make it happen.

£250 or more

Promote your Brand as an Event Sponsor

Local, regional and national business wanting to raise brand awareness in Devon are invited to sponsor the Festival. We will include your business logo on all event marketing. Festival reach is significant; Through the Devon Local Offer we reach over 3000 families with disabled children; through working with Soundart Radio we reach over 8000 local listeners, through working with Dartington Hall we reach 20,000 + arts consumers.

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