Epic Arts open day

Epic Arts do fantastic work with deaf and disabled students in Kampot, on Cambodia’s south coast. Whether its their successful outreach programme, or their educational help to the disadvantaged, as well as their incredible arts and performance workshops and vocational training, not to mention their lovely cafe in downtown Kampot. If you are in this popular riverside town, take time to pay them a visit. Even better, if you visit them this coming Friday, 29 July, you can join them for a special performance day at the Epic Arts Center. Two especially created pieces will be performed by the dance troupe whilst the Kampot Traditional Music School will also perform two folk dances. Lots of other activities too as well as refreshments and it’s all free from 3pm.

Epic Arts believes in a world where Every Person Counts (EPiC) and where people living with disabilities are valued, accepted and respected. Epic Arts aims to change people’s attitudes towards disability. They hope to nurture the abilities of those usually termed disabled by society through arts workshops and an arts café. Their workshops provide an environment where disabled and able-bodied people can interact, build confidence and express themselves creatively. They began life in Cambodia with dance workshops and performances in Phnom Penh; however when the team moved to the rural town of Kampot, things really took off.  A need for tea and delicious cakes soon led to the setting up of Epic Arts café, and a need for a fully-accessible building brought about the Arts Centre in 2009 – the first of its kind in South East Asia.

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