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Inclusive Sensory Station Session – 2023

Sat 01 Apr, 1:30 pm2:30 pm

About the event

Kirklees Year of Music 2023 and HLF present: a free afternoon of activities designed for children and young adults with additional needs, physical and mental disabilities (self-soothing calming areas and resources available).

Led by dance, drama teacher, Salma Zaman, who embeds inclusive SEND teaching and learning creative strategies within her workshops.

This session will use words, movement, dance and music to engage with participants in a teacher-led workshop, as follows:

  1. Read aloud interactive storytelling
  2. Take part in movement and dance
  3. Make your own music with resources

If you would like to discuss access issues in advance of the event, please contact Salma at: [email protected]

Salma Zaman is a qualified and a trained teacher in dance and drama, a creator of SEND workshops, and the founder and artistic director of Salma’s Bollywood Academy (SBA), which was awarded the title ‘Best Dancing School’ for 2019 for its inclusivity.

Salma is also an award-winning author of children’s books: Bollywood Princess; Help! I Can’t Dance Without My Bhangra Pants (centred on her own son, who has autism); Sally and her Super Snot; Greedy Gertie, which features a cow who is a wheelchair user; Florence and her Fantastic Farts and schools project The Liber Populi Chronicles. With Thom Craigen, she has produced an inspirational and representational activity book, I Can Do Anything Colouring Book, created to celebrate girls of different South Asian heritages and encourage them to consider a wide range of professions.

With a colleague Nisha Lall, Salma has also produced videos and downloadable activity packs for SEND families for the My Family Creates project, commissioned by the Huddersfield Literature Festival and available on the Festival website.

Event Date: Saturday 1 April

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: TEN Queen Street, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street HD1 2SP

Tickets: Free (booking essential)

Age guidance: All ages (under 16s and vulnerable adults should be accompanied by a parent or carer)

Access Guide: 

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.


We cannot be held responsible for the facilities provided by the venue.

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Sat 01 Apr
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street
Huddersfield, HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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