THE VINCENT PROJECT enabling carers to enjoy the arts

The Vincent project is changing. Please stay with us while we make it even more helpful!

Latest news...

(10 May 2019) You can always head to the theatre? Don't worry about shows being too expensive for you. The Vincentproject is there for carers and their families... so first study the programmes at...more >
(20 Nov 2018) Thankyou to Oxford Playhouse for providing tickets for their brilliant new panto, Dick Whittington! Check out their great new Christmas show below... more >
(1 Dec 2017) Thankyou to Oxford Playhouse for providing panto tickets for some very grateful members of the audience! Check out their great new Christmas show JACK AND THE BEANSTALK below... more >
(11 Jul 2017) Thankyou to the lovely Eileen Forsey and all at Oxford Playhouse for providing access to the special relaxed performance of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Check out this brilliant show below...... more >
(10 Jul 2017) Thankyou to Ciara McCafferty for providing tickets for Children of the Night at Oxford Playhouse! Check out the marvellous show below... more >


Many carers are stopped from enjoying live theatre and music by the cost of care... wouldn't it be great if the kind people putting on shows offered free tickets, so that carers and their disabled relatives can enjoy the arts together?

If you are putting on a show of any kind:

CONTACT US to offer free and reduced tickets, so that carers and their disabled family or friends can afford to see it. Just e-mail us the details. In return we will advertise you in NEWS and add you as a GENEROUS BEARD (Vincent had a very generous beard)

If you are a carer or a disabled person:

CLICK on NEWS for ticket offers.

If you love poetry:

CLICK straight on POETRY to read Vincent's brilliant poems, which will be regularly updated from his archive.


Vincent John McKeown (1954 – 2009) was a larger than life bon-viveur, raconteur and poet with an abiding interest in the arts. Born in Maidstone, Kent, he worked as a teacher and English lecturer until the onset of multiple sclerosis made this impossible, but continued to participate in theatre and poetry until his last breath.

His great affection for live performance meant that his carers were frequently involved as spectators and, occasionally, performers.Vincent believed that enjoying the arts is something that carers and their disabled relatives or friends should be able to do together without any barriers. Too often, carers are ground down by all of the practical issues relating to disability and forget that there is a world of arts out there for them to enjoy.

Unfortunately, the cost and access arrangements for disabled people often mean that this world is not as available to carers as it should be. The Vincent John McKeown Memorial Fund has been set up to help remedy this.

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