Our festivals are realised by an extended team of disabled and non-disabled volunteers, drawn from the communities in which we work, who run workshops and activities, perform on stage and work as stewards.
Each festival is a collaborative project that draws upon, showcases and celebrates the skills and talents of everyone involved.
Access Events also runs side projects that use art and creativity to promote inclusion and increase disability awareness, such as the Sensory Yurt.
Some things that happen at an Access Events festival: At all of our festivals we have:
• Creative workshops and activities • British Sign Language interpreters
• Bands and DJs • Hoists and a changing space
• Interactive installations • Sensory space with hand made sensory equipment
• Fancy dress • Guide dog rest points
• Mad Hatter’s tea party • Free PA tickets if it is not a free event
• Karaoke with a twist • All areas are accessible to wheelchair users
We try to help people to come to our festivals if they need it. We can book transport and accommodation and can sometimes pay for it. We’re always on hand to answer any questions before, during and after our festivals.