Picture the Difference CIC

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
William Knibb Centre, Montagu Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 0SW
Mobile number:
07947 575190
Email address:
Service description:

Run by SEN teachers and parent volunteers, 'Picture the Difference' is a Community Interest Company offering performing arts opportunities for young people and adults with additional needs who are passionate about the arts.

Picture the Difference offer arts experiences, with the aim for participants to share their learnt skills through performance, through assisting in workshops and in devising their own creative projects. Picture the Difference seeks to develop participants' confidence, social, emotional and communication skills.

Arts Projects

Picture the Difference offer four-day drama/arts projects in the school holidays. They work on a 'theme' and support participants to devise their own creative responses to this, culminating in a final performance or performing and visual arts.

Monday Nights

Picture the Difference meet weekly during term time on a Monday night, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Keystone Youth Centre. These social nights are for young people and adults with additional needs aged 14 and over. Activities are organised to suit the group’s interests including: drama games and improvisation, art workshops, games nights, creative writing, dance and social events.

Club Night

Picture the Difference's 'Club Nights' take place at the Eden Centre in Kettering. They involve dance, dress up and the odd comedy spot by Picture the Difference's talented participants. Friends and families of participants are welcome.

Free Fridays

  • Tea Dance Project:
    An opportunity to learn a range of different dances such as line-dancing, barn dances and well-known fun dances and a chance to get fit, socialise and sample cakes made that morning. This will culminate in the group hosting a Tea-Dance for local groups, sharing their learnt dance skills and baked goods.
    Venue: Woodcroft Scout Centre, Kettering 10am-12pm. (kindly funded by Northampton Community Fund)
  • Art Sessions:
    Develop your own original artwork for promotion and sales via our up-coming online art shop.


On Stage

Help to create two productions a year, create 'pop up' theatre for community groups, write scripts and songs, make costumes and puppets, perform. This new group is for young adults age over 16 who have a proven talent or interest in the performing arts .
Wednesdays and Thursdays.

On the Move

Offer entertainment to local community groups such as dance, singing, music and drama. A great way to get your skills seen and develop workplace skills. No experience needed, but a genuine interest and some skills in the performing arts.

 Fridays 10.00 to 12.00 (no charge)


Arts Leader Training Programme

For adults (with additional needs) who have an art skill they would like to share with others with a view to regular volunteering and some paid sessions with Picture the Difference.  

  • personal and professional goal setting
  • arts workshop planning
  • learning styles and communication development
  • video tutorial creation
  • safeguarding training

Intereviews on Mondays during September 2019. E-mail admin@picthediff.com for more details

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Age range:
14 years - 25 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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