Arthur’s Club began in lockdown, inspired by my son who is a Makaton user.

Through reading him his favourite books, we saw how alive the stories became when combined with signing, it was as if they became 3-dimensional.

We also saw how my son, his cousins and friends were all engaged equally. Inspired, we set out to create fully inclusive content, both live and digital.

We make our work with Creatives, Speech and Language Therapists, Special Educational Needs Communication Specialists and Makaton Tutors.

We are so proud of what we have created to date and look forward to welcoming new audiences, and saying a huge welcome back to our current Arthur’s Club members.

Becca – Artistic Director

We create compelling, high quality and imaginative content for children in new and exciting ways. Inclusion is at our core. We tell stories that everyone can enjoy together – and importantly everything we do is fun.
We are Arthur’s Club.
Our Story

As a specialist, Becca, Arthur’s Club’s Artistic Director has vast experience in theatre, as well as being a Makaton tutor, so has the unique skill set required to consult with theatre and dance companies to add elements of key word signing into shows, ensuring the storytelling is both creative and inclusive.

Recent work includes consultation on theatre shows with; Cousin Jack’s, Coppice Theatre, o-region, Jasmine Cole Productions LTD and dance shows for CSCAPE.

We have worked with UK Safer Internet Centre to collaborate on a key word signed film campaign for their 5 -7 year old audiences for their national 2024 safer internet campaign.

To get in touch for inclusion consultancy for your show, click here to contact us for availability and costings.

Language Creates Reality

We champion inclusion in everything we do and are hugely proud of our global, award winning campaign – Language Creates Reality - exploring the importance of language when talking about Down syndrome

Click here for a link to our website and free resources:

Language Creates Reality was awarded a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister and became the second most watched news story online across the world when featured on the BBC. It is now a part of many national campaigns and training programmes.

We have presented to a variety of organisations on the importance of both inclusion and language.

Recent work includes; The Met Police, The Rotary Club, many medical establishments and School Trusts.

"Her presentation and resources are supportive, educational and inspirational." Tanya Banks, Education Standards Lead SEND, Kernow Learning Multi Academy Trust

Becca also sits on the ITV News West Country Diversity Panel.

Arthurs’s Club Light – Storytelling Sessions

‘Arthur’s Club Light’ offers key word signed storytelling sessions for children and Makaton users in a workshop style environment. Venues include; stories in schools, libraries, shops, gardens, museums, in fact, wherever there is a good place for a story!

Recent work includes; The Rhyming Rabbit –Heligan Gardens. Short signed storytelling sessions - Curnow School (a Specialist Provision School) and Illogan School for their highly successful ‘Inclusion Day’.

Arthur’s Club currently have a digital storytelling offer in development.

Makaton Training

Using our expertise we offer Makaton Training Level 1 – 4, including taster sessions.

Recent work includes; training for Cornwall Library Service, The Sensory Trust, parents, schools and various charities.

Please get in touch to find out more.

Our projects and services

Thom Axon, Saskia Dady, Charlotte Perry, Paul Barrett.

Alison at Fernbank Advertising, Anna Mansell, Anna Wilson, Angie Emrys-Jones, CDSSG, Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek, Becky Simpson, Ben Kernow, Charlie Bunker, Chris Baker, Claire Marshall, Cllr Connor Donnithorne, all the staff at Cornwall Libraries, Craig Barr-Green, Ellie Williams, Emma Hogg, Emma Moles, The Femmes, Gabby Vautier, Gemma Rigg, Guy Watson, Helen Jones, Helen Tiplady, Ica Niemz, Jack Morrison, James Henry, Jasmine Cole, Cllr Jayne Kirkham, Jonathan Bray, John Brolly, Joshua Pharo, Jo Tracey, Josie Sutcliffe, Kate Francis, Ken Ross, Kim Nicholls, Kirsty Cotton, Lauren Syrett, Lowenna Hosken, Matthew Thomason, Minack Academy, Annie and Bill – Miracle, Neal Megaw, Mydd Pharo, Naomi Jones, Nikki Drewett, Rebecca Cobb, Rose Barnecut, Rebecca Morden, Sally Knight, Simon Ryninks, Tamsyn Lewis, Tibo Travers, Vanessa and Simon – Blackbird Pie, Zoe Curnow, Zoe Finn- Rowland.

My family, All our generous Crowdfunder friends, You, our new audience.

And of course Arthur who is the inspiration behind it all.

Thank you, love Becca x

Special thanks go to these members of the Club, each person adding something that has made it what it is today…
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