Birthday celebrations at Superstar Arts in Worthing

Founders Jo Sullivan and Jo Telling with participants and the dragon they have made with 3D artist Roy Kelf
Founders Jo Sullivan and Jo Telling with participants and the dragon they have made with 3D artist Roy Kelf

Superstar Arts is celebrating a successful five years in supporting adults with learning disabilities.

The not-for-profit community interest company provides a variety of creative projects in the heart of Worthing, giving members an artistic outlet and the opportunity to really be a part of the community.

Jo Sullivan and Jo Telling, directors and co-founders say a lot has happened since they started running the company.

In a joint statement, they said: “We will continue with our aim and focus for inclusion and to always give our participants a meaningful, high-quality positive experience, developing everybody’s creative ideas and make the artistic contribution of adults with learning disabilities more visible in the community.”

The creative projects have continued to grow, as have the group holidays, and a friendship group has been launched so members can socialise and take trips together.

Artwork is now showcased at a regular exhibition, where some of the many lovely items made are for sale to support self-funding and the Superstar Arts Choir performs to provide uplifting entertainment.

Robert, one of the members, said: “Superstars has made me more confident and given me many new friends. I feel at home here.”

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