Access Fylde Coast official launch

We welcomed more than 200 people to our Access Fylde Coast official launch at the Spanish Hall, Blackpool, in April 2019. It was an amazing event that showcased what we are about and there was tremendous support for our project. Here’s a video to give you a flavour!

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NDACA art exhibiton in Blackpool - its first time out of London

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive exhibition tells the heritage story of a group of disabled people and their allies who broke down barriers, helped change the law and made great art and culture about those struggles. Including artworks, documentary materials and ephemera. Here artist  David Heaton talks about living with a disability and  looks at the impact of NDACA’s work at both a local and national level.

Dedicated to Art: an interview with Dame Evelyn Glennie

World- renowned and profoundly deaf virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie talks about her journey as a musician and the importance of inclusion.

Tony Signs Lytham - the #LythamLegend

Tony, through our partnership with CO-SIGN, helped to make Lytham Festival more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audience members at Lytham Festival 2019. Tony signed each and every night – including for the Sterophonics, Rod Stewart and Kylie Minogue.  

He amassed a large following on social media, of people wanting to know #whoisthelythamsigner . Here he talks about the importance of making events accessible to all and why he decided to undertake the lengthy training to become a signer #LythamLegend

An Evening Of Comedy at Lytham Hall

Comedians Aaron Simmonds, Jamie MacDonald and Britain’s Got Talent 2018 runner-up Robert White performed at at Lytham Hall in September  – all thanks to our Access Fylde Project. 

Here’s Aaron Simmonds in our special pre-gig gag!

MP Jake Berry on the importance of the Access Fylde Coast project for the UK

MP Jake Berry, Minister of State for the northern powerhouse, talking about the importance of the Access Fylde Coast project – the first of its kind.

ILL-Abilities Dance Crew - Luca Patuelli on inclusion and being a world-renowned dancer

Access Fylde Coast brought the amazing ILL-Abilities to the UK and the Fylde Coast to help break down the misconceptions of disability. Here, the crew’s founder Luca talks about his journey as a disabled dancer and why he is inspiring others to have ‘no limits’ .


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