Welcome to Community Arts International

Hello I’m  Alan Lyddiard and I am a theatre practitioner working in the space between professional and community arts practise.

I write about things that interest me as well as stuff about my work and my motivation to do it. I’m currently working with Mind the Gap on creating a new performance piece Contained and a new piece for older performers Anniversary  in co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse

Working with older people

In The Kingdom That Danced Fife Performance Ensemble 2014

‘In The Kingdom That Danced’ Fife Performance Ensemble 2014 © David Wardle

I post updates, news about projects, jobs and upcoming events on the Facebook Page

Working with Learning Disabled Artists

 'Contained, Project' ©Denis Darzacq

Euan Evans Thirlwell from Mind the Gap ‘Contained’ Project ©Denis Darzacq

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This video was filmed during the creation of Searching for a City of Sanctuary  in June 2013 with partners from across the North East of England including The Cyrenians, (Now Changing Lives)  Freedom From Torture, St. John the Baptist Church, Better Days, Crossings Music Unite, West End Refugee Services, Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company and Northumbria University.

Working with people who have experienced homelessness



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