A performance and arts centre for people with learning disabilities had its official launch day which showcased members' creativity.

Impact Community Arts Centre in Horsenden Lane South, Perivale , opened in February but waited until the tenth birthday of their day service- Impact Outreach Network- to throw their celebration last Saturday (September 20). 

The ribbon cutting ceremony and countdown was done by MP for Ealing North Steve Pound, Mayor of Ealing Councillor Tej Ram Bagha, Perivale ward Councillors Munir Ahmed, Tariq Mahmood and Charan Sharma and the celebrity guest and patron, actress Alice Eve.

About 400 friends, parents and carers of service users enjoyed a range of performances including sign dancing choreographed by members, a performance by Impact Allstars, flautist Keith Waithe and the Ealing Mencap band I Love Thunder.

 

Exhibitions of artwork, photography, ceramics, poetry and creative writing were around and tours were given of the building to show off Impact's theatre , music recording studio and IT area.

Impact director Kim Mughan said: "Every single performance was to a packed theatre. It was fantastic.

"We released one balloon for each of our service users, with their name, email address and phone number on it so people can return them.

"One has been returned already from Tunbridge Wells and another from Ashford in Kent."