Who We Are

Picture the Difference (PtD) is a Kettering-based, community interest company offering the creative and performing arts to young people and adults with additional needs. We take our work into the community, giving participants the chance to volunteer, skill share

and to develop both personally and professionally. 

PtD has an inclusive policy, run by both experienced special needs teachers and also young adults with additional needs who have talent in the arts.

What We Do

We offer weekly arts sessions, games nights,

holiday projects and evening club nights.

Typical arts activities will include:

drama improvisation; scripted performances;

Shakespeare; art creation and sales; film; poetry;

song writing & performance; singing; dance.

We also offer support and encouragement for those who want to develop a specific arts skill.


Our Aim

We offer high quality arts experiences, with the aim for participants to share their learnt skills through community performance, by assisting with creative workshops for schools and other groups and in devising their own creative projects. The work we do helps to develop confidence, social-emotional and communication skills.

We want all our participants to be recognised for their creative ability not their disability.

PtD Vision

"Using difference to picture a difference and to make a difference."

Mark  Zoe  James

PtD Core Values


We provide a supportive community where everyone has a place and belongs.


We believe that in order to feel valued everyone needs to contribute to their community.


All our creative projects are purposeful and promote self-worth, self-expression and positive mental health. We believe everyone has a purpose and a unique talent which we aim to nurture.