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Herts Year of Culture 2020

Enrich Festival 2020

Herts Inclusive Theatre hosted their first online ‘Enrich’ festival which ran over the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September via Zoom and YouTube. The festival was a free weekend event which was held in Watford last year. It was created to give space and visibility to amateur and professional artists with learning disabilities, break down social barriers and challenge misconceptions. HIT believe that learning disabled artists make a vital contribution to the world we live in and that their work needs to be promoted, recognised, and valued. Using visual and performing arts, HIT hoped the event would provide an outlet for expression and an opportunity for the artists and the audience to engage in new activities and forge links with the wider community.

The weekend included showcasing the work of performing arts organisations who put artists with learning difficulties and disabilities front and centre, to display a variety of performances and workshops. Organisations involved included; Access All Areas, Graeae and Electric Umbrella. HIT also took part and hosted their very own comedy workshop and were so excited to have HYOC's very own mascot, YOCI to join them.

It was jam packed with a variety of performances and workshops all run by professionals, meaning there was definitely something for everyone!

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