A NEW arts project is being launched for adults with learning disabilities.

Norton Priory Museum is starting Blue Room, a new inclusive arts programme for young adults with special needs who like art.

Blue Room, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is run by Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for contemporary arts.

Now a new group is starting at Norton Priory Museum thanks to Arts Council funding.

Interested young adults are invited to find out more about Blue Room by attending a series of free taster days in the summer holidays.

These will take place at every Friday in August from 10am to 4pm.

Norton Priory Learning Officer Susan Brownrigg said: “The Blue Room project is for learning disabled young adults aged 18-25.

"Group members will meet at Norton Priory every Friday, from 10am to 4pm, starting in September.

"Working with an artist facilitator and guest artists, Blue Room members will go on an exciting journey together, learning about contemporary art and artists, developing a range of art skills and creating their own artwork.

"Members will make their own artwork and films and share them with thousands of people. They make new friends and develop new skills and confidence. Some members help to run activities for children.”

Bluecoat’s head of engagement Bec Fearon said: “We can accommodate young people with complex and pan disabilities and will be providing support as part of your Blue Room membership fee, should you want to join after your taster session experience.

"At the free taster days we’ll be making art together, both inside and outside, and having a brilliant time!"

To become a member of Blue Room at Norton Priory it will cost £54 per week and includes support from a trained social care professional.

To book onto any of these taster days or to find out more about Blue Room contact katrina.s@thebluecoat.org.uk or call 0151 702 7761.

Interested young adults can bring along their own personal assistant to a taster day.