Artwork by disabled children brings Banbury shop front to life

An empty shop window in Banbury town centre has been brought to life with an eye-catching display of artwork produced by disabled children.

The pictures and other works of art were produced during a summer scheme run by Let’s Play - one of a number of organisations commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council to provide short breaks services for children and their families.

It formed part of a countywide partnership project involving more than 300 disabled children and young people aged from five to 21.

The work culminated in the staging of the county’s first disability arts festival, which demonstrated how arts and culture are being integrated into the support provided for disabled children and their families.













Deb Kerrison from Let’s Play said: “We were delighted to be part of such an innovative working partnership. The young people we support produced some great “Graffiti” art work which we have incorporated into a banner promoting our charity. They also had the opportunity to make a short film, produce some Animation and make musical instruments.

"It was a pleasure to see the enjoyment our young people experienced in producing some fantastic art work and we hope that shows in the exhibition on display.”