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Arts, craft and gaming

Darley's Youth and Arts Centre

Octagon Family Centre, Walker Street, Hull
Monday to Friday 3:30—5:30pm (Age 8-13)

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30—8:30pm Age 14-21 (24 with SEND)

Crafts, Xbox, music, DJ, pool, table tennis, gardening and more.

Contact Scott for more information - 0789 1544 228


Contact Details:

Octagon Family Centre,

Walker Street,


Scott - 0789 1544 228


Spectrum Gaming is an online community for autistic young people which has three main intended outcomes:

1) Building Friendships - A lot of autistic young people are lonely, isolated and struggle with friendships. We wanted to create a community where autistic young people feel comfortable and can make strong friendships in a safe way. Our main provision is our online community, that anyone from across the UK can access. We also run meet ups for young people who live in the Greater Manchester area.

2) Increasing Self-Acceptance - Because of how much people misunderstand autism and the way it is diagnosed, unfortunately many autstic people hate their diagnosis or feel ashamed of being autistic. We want to make sure as many autistic people as possible are able to accept their differences and live the happiest lives they can

3) Advocacy - We don't just want to be a community that enables autistic young people to develop meaningful friendships and develop a more positive perspective of autism. We want to create a movement that will have a positive influence on society through advocacy, and enable strategical change to ensure the needs of autistic young people are met across the UK. We have created a platform where young people can share their voices through content, talks and more. You can see some examples of content we produce on our YouTube channel.

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Local-Offer-Hull-1973201096297827

and Twitter https://twitter.com/Spectrum0Gaming

Website: Home | Spectrum Gaming

We aim to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people and to empower, raise confidence and give a voice to them primarily through the creative and performing arts. To support, nurture and raise their aspirations as individuals in order to help them be, not only rounded, contributing adults, but also successful ones.

Freedom Road Creative Arts (FRCA) was launched in July 2008 to offer young people in the Hull area workshops in Drama, Dance, Song-writing and Singing.


In 2002 the Rights and Rights and Participation Project, (RAPP), established with the support of Hull City Council and Arts in Health a drama group called the Platform Project. This ran until 2005 and proved to be a creative way of engaging with young people in care and it provided a positive outlet for them to express themselves.

Following work with the KANDU Project from Wiltshire in October 2004, RAPP decided to extend the remit of the drama group to include not only young people in care but young people in need or at risk and by using more art forms.

In late 2005 and in line with the Every Child Matters agenda, Iain Thompson took over as the Creative Coordinator and the Project was renamed Freedom Road Creative Arts and now incorporated workshops in drama, dance and song writing.

By 2007 several performances were performed such as Grease the Musical at NAPA's Studio 2 Theatre and singing group Freedom Road performed at the House of Commons as part of the Wilberforce 2007 Celebrations.

In 2008 FRCA was granted charitable status and now operates as an independent service.

Check the News section of the website to follow in chronological order the history of Freedom Road Creative Arts, including the many performances, trips and events that have taken place from 2008 to the present day.


Contact Details:

Email: info@freedomroadcreativearts.com

Website: Freedom Road Creative Arts

Last updated: 11/17/2021