Make It Happen: Make Your Work More Accessible
- Venue: Other Space
- Other: Location: Rehearsal Room 3, St. Peters Building, 6 St Peter's St, Leeds, LS9 8AH
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How can independent artists make their work as accessible and inclusive as possible, even on a shoestring budget? Our day-long session with Birds of Paradise Artistic Director Robert Softley Gale will explore practical ways to embed accessibility within your work, right from the very beginning.
This workshop is open to all artists at any stage in their career and will include working as a group, as well as focussing on your own upcoming projects and how you can incorporate accessibility into your working practice.
Birds of Paradise are a Glasgow-based theatre company currently celebrating their 25th anniversary. BOP employ disabled and non-disabled artists to produce world-class productions and projects that place disabled artists centre stage, and they work to develop future generations of disabled artists.
Find out more about Birds of Paradise and Robert Softley Gale here: http://www.boptheatre.co.uk/.
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance