Accessibility in Outdoor Arts Festivals and Events (Webinar)

14 October 2020, 11.00am - 12.15pm (Hosted on Zoom)

Join Without Walls for this webinar on Accessibility in Outdoor Arts Festivals and Events.

Following the publication of the Without Walls Outdoor Art Festivals and Events Access Guide, Without Walls Access Advisor Alex Covell will share practical tools and information for event organisers to find inclusive practices when working with Deaf and disabled audiences and artists.

Alex, who is also the Engagement & Access Producer for Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, will also share experience from the 2020 edition of the festival as a case study for access provision in the context of a COVID-secure event.

This webinar offers a timely opportunity to reflect on how to ensure that a return to live events is an inclusive experience for Deaf and disabled audiences and artists.

This session will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A with the audience facilitated through the Zoom chat function.

Other supporting speakers include:

  • Daryl Beeton – Director, performer and artist with extensive experience of touring disabled-led work to outdoor festivals as one half of performance collective Wild N Beets. Daryl will share his reflections on how outdoor events can continue to widen access for both presenting artists and attending audiences.
  • Nicola Miles-Wildin – an independent theatre-maker, performer and Associate Director for Graeae. Nicola will be chairing the session.

This webinar will commence at 11:00 am (BST) on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

If you pre-registered for this session please check your email inbox for further details.

Alternatively, you can join the webinar on Zoom:
Topic: Accessibility in Outdoor Arts Festivals and Events
When: Oct 14, 2020 11:00 AM London
Webinar ID: 987 4658 1220
Passcode: 825296

Without Walls is committed to ensuring that our events are as inclusive as possible to our audience and as such, we will be working with My Clear Text to provide live captioning in English. This session will also be BSL interpreted.

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