Musicians with disabilities invited to showcase their talents

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AN Amblecote college student is looking to showcase the talents of musicians with learning difficulties at an event in the spring.

Glasshouse College student Jordan Statham, who has autism, has been busy organising the bash to give people with similar conditions chance to play in public and to raise awareness of the hidden talents of those with learning disabilities.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Autism West Midlands.

Jordan, aged 18, said: “I want to make sure people realise that even though someone has a learning disability such as autism, they can still contribute to society in a creative and meaningful way.”

Gail Hickman, enrichment manager at Glasshouse College, said: “Jordan is passionate about this project and has already worked so hard on it.

“He has found funding to put on the event and has the full support of the college to make sure the event is a success.

“All we need now is the talent to come forward.”

Auditions will be held at the Glasshouse Arts Centre, on the Glasshouse College site off Wollaston Road, on Monday March 4 from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday March 9 from 11am to 3pm.

Anyone with learning difficulties and musical talent is invited to audition for the show which will be held on May 11.

To find out more or book an audition slot call Gail Hickman or Ami Blakemore on 01384 399459 or 07805 304286.

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