Access All Areas Open Day at Z-arts

Thursday 2 February 2017
13:00 – 15:30
Z-arts, Manchester

Open to Venues, Organisations and anyone wanting to make their cultural offer more accessible.

However accessible you think your venue is, we can all make improvements.

Come and join Z-arts as we put ourselves to the test.  Joined by expert panelists who will help us all understand accessibility from a wider perspective, and some practical examples of improvements we can make.

On the panel:

TripleC is a collective of creatives who have a vast wealth of experience of the blocks people with disabilities face when approaching the arts, whose aim is to work with organisations in and around Manchester to house different groups for people with disabilities which impacts on the organisations whilst also providing a creative lifeline for people who have had their lives drastically reduced by recent government cuts.

Jenny Stott (access knowledge and youth group leader)

Melissa Johns (actress and workshop leader)

Cherylee Houston (actress and workshop leader) will happily share their experiences and knowledge and happily let you pick their brains about the current blocks your organisation faces.

Callum Hogg Founder of Access All In an accessibility and safeguarding consultancy for festivals and events. Creatively representing audiences and removing barriers to access.

Abigail Ward  is an award-winning curator, writer, DJ and project manager with over fifteen years’ experience in the music industry and cultural sector. She specialises in Greater Manchester music history; community archives; music & disability; and LGBT music culture. Abigail works regularly as a freelance project manager for Drake Music – a charity that opens up access to music for disabled people of all ages. She is the co-founder of Manchester District Music Archive.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to by the 30 January.

Thursday 2 February 2017
16:00 – 18:00
Z-arts, Manchester

Family Event:

Z-arts are opening up the building to see how we can make it more accessible for deaf and disabled people. We’d like to invite families to get your views first hand, to talk about the venue, the programme and what changes could be made. We’d like an honest conversation, and to be led by your experience of accessing arts and theatre.

Come and take part in a family craft activity, hear what we have on offer, have a drink and a piece of cake.

To find out more click here to visit our website.

Please email to book your place by the 30 January.

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