Essex Vocal Coaching is closely affiliated with EPPA (Equal People Performing Arts): a charity that exists to provide access to the arts for people of all abilities, needs and backgrounds. Whether they are serious about a career in the arts or just want to be involved in Dance, Drama and Music for the love.
The Charity facilitates a number of initiatives:
- The building in Rayleigh provides a safe space, with experienced staff for people with additional needs
- PALS (Performing Arts Life Skills) takes place during the day and is an opportunity for adults with additional needs to learn necessary life skills, socialise and perform!
- The Mushroom Theatre Company is for children of all abilities and provides all the classes of a 'normal' dancing School, but integrates people of all abilities.
- EPPA is Essex County Council's preferred supplier for Short Breaks - half term workshops for people with additional needs
Although this already sounds like a lot, there is so much more EPPA can be doing to help support people with additional needs and their families. If this is the kind of cause that feels as close to you as it does us at EVC, please talk to use about how to get involved. And of course, all donations are always welcome: