incredible, Inspiring, Inclusive – Together with the paraorchestra, we delivered another fully-inclusive event

  • Bringing the first-ever pre-performance touch tour to the Blackpool Winter Gardens
  • British Sign Language Translated event
  • Brilliant response to the Paraorchestra’s first performance of The Nature of Why in the North West

Almost 200 people flowed around the Winter Gardens while dancers and musicians merged around them in an epic performance, filling the Empress Ballroom with an outpouring of emotion and physical beauty.

Bringing the Paraorchestra’s The Nature of Why to the North West was just one of a number of accessible events the Access Fylde Coast project has brought to the area to provide fully-inclusive events for people with sensory, physical and hidden disabilities.

“A truly unique experience, each performer was unique however when all combined they created an amazing experience. I found the audio description to be a vital part of my experience so thank you to all involved.”

Rachel Ryan, of the Access Fylde Coast project, says: “The response from providing BSL at Lytham festival, which featured top artists including Kylie Minogue, providing specially adapted bikes for disabled people and their families to ride Blackpool Illuminations, to offering a fully-inclusive event with the Paraorchestra has been incredibly positive.

“We’ve been contacted by people moved to tears about what a difference it has made to them to feel fully-included and it is starting to catch on. At the end of September a brand new food, art and music event ensured good access and BSL to make it fully-inclusive.”

“Simply the most inclusive, inspiring thought provoking event ever and the touch tour and audio description of the performance was outstanding !! A huge thank you to all involved.”

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