Projects for Young People with Autism

Musical Portraits

Musical Portraits is creative music and art project specifically designed for young people aged 10-14 on the autism spectrum. The project is a collaboration between Wigmore Hall, the National Portrait Gallery and Turtle Key Arts. Participants work alongside professional musicians and artists to create their own works of art and music inspired by portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Each project culminates in a performance at Wigmore Hall.

There is a 4-day summer workshop for new participants, and a 2-day February workshop for returning participants. Throughout each project young people are encouraged to develop their creative skills, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise with others in the group.

Applications for the summer Musical Portraits project are now open. To find out more visit: https://www.turtlekeyarts.org.uk/mp

Come&CreateCome and Create

Come and Create is a monthly music club at Wigmore Hall for young people aged 15–19 on the autism spectrum. The group explores and creates new music together alongside professional musicians. Each session finishes with an informal sharing for parents and carers, and the chance to spend time together as a group.

Everyone is welcome, from experienced instrumentalists to those who have no musical experience and want to try something new.

Booking is essential as places are limited. For more information contact Lydia Nickalls on 020 7258 8249 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Come and Create is primarily designed for young people with low support needs, but anyone is welcome to get in touch to find out more.