Resident Theatre Company at The Playhouse Lilliput are making the trip to Poland next week as part of an exciting exchange with two major European charities.
Lilliput, one of Ireland's leading theatre and disability groups, will travel to Gdansk in Poland on Monday (May 21).
During their stay they will participate in drumming workshops, a trip to a theatre festival in Akcept and in a showcase concert demonstrating what they have learned.
The group have joined forces with Germany's Internationaler Bund and The Polish Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities in a groundbreaking project which strives to use music and drumming as a means of developing creativity and confidence.
Funded by EU Grundtvig, the exciting project saw German and Polish participants travel to Northern Ireland in February this year, and take part in this year's St Patrick's Day parade.
The group of learning disabled from N Ireland will now make a return trip to Poland.
Max Beer, Fundraising and marketing officer at The Playhouse said: "This has been such a fruitful partnership between three great charities.
"They are all so dedicated to their working towards equal opportunities for people with learning difficulties, and have learned a lot from each other. I wish our representatives from Lilliput all the best on their very exciting and highly anticipated trip to Poland."
For more information about Lilliput Theatre Company contact (028)71368150.
(L-R) Lilliput representatives Rachel McClay, Brian Hasson, George Harkin, Max Beer, Frankie Elliott, Shona Doherty, and John Murphy
Internationaler Bund is a key provider of youth, social and educational work in Germany, and The Polish Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities is an institution established by the parents of mentally disabled children.
This partnership is funded by EU Grundtvig.