The ROARsomes are an arts and activism leadership group for young disabled adults in their late teens and twenties. Founded in the same year as ROAR Festival in 2017, a disability youth arts festival, the group have led on curating the festival and have worked closely with Cowley Road Carnival and the Winter Light Festival to bring inclusive spaces into community spaces.

The ROARsomes meet weekly and create artwork in response to issues they feel passionately about. Throughout the pandemic, the ROARsomes have continued to meet online and have produced a wide range of artwork responding to their experiences of lockdown.

The group is led by Su Frizzell and Mike Smith. For more information about the ROARsomes, please contact [email protected].

The ROARsomes are funded by Arts Council England and Oxford Community Foundation. 

 “Roarsomes keeps me happy, entertained, occupied and safe", ROARsome participant, 2021