We are proud to say we are making this years People’s Day more accessible than it has ever been! Here are some of the ways we are doing that:
- For the first time ever, we will have a sensory zone (located near the George Lane entrance – see map below), where those with autism can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festival to relax, or a place they can borrow noise-cancelling headphones. This will be a darker and quieter space, with many sensory activities such as making a bird feeder, smelling herbs, sand play and more. This area will be manned by volunteers from the Can Do project.
- A sign language interpreter will be present to address any queries and sign performances for those who need it.
- We are working with the Alzheimer’s Society to make the festival as friendly as ever for those that suffer from dementia. Staff and security will be trained as Dementia Friends, meaning they will be able to provide the best support possible.
- The George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances have step-free access and the park has smooth paths running in all areas. You can borrow wheelchairs on the day and all toilet blocks have accessible toilets.
- There will also be an accessible viewing platform for the Dance for Life Stage, meaning everyone can enjoy the music we have to offer here – both here and on all other stages.
Here are some of the way we are assuring People’s Day is truly that – a day for all people! For more information, click here and we hope to see you on July 8th.