Over at Brighton Fringe HQ we’re always trying to come up with new ideas to improve what we do, and this year we’re very excited to announce our brand new Freedom Season! We’ve spent a lot of time looking at how we can champion accessibility for the audience and also showcase the amazing talent of artists with access needs.
As a result, we’ve partnered with several venues throughout Brighton which lead the way in access. We’ll also be collating events which are either created by, or accessible for the Deaf and disabled. All of the information about the Freedom season will be widely available through our website, brochure and newsletters, so you’ll always be able to check details relating to accessible events and venues.
Another aim of this season is to work with different communities within Brighton to produce all different kinds of media including reviews, promotional videos and much more. We’ll be posting these on the Brighton Fringe website and in our Freedom Season newsletters so keep ‘em peeled!
We’ve learnt so many new things about access already, and we can’t wait for future years so we can improve what we do further.
So, what kind of entertainment can you expect to see part of the Freedom Season? Well, here’s a taste of the events we’ve got lined up for May:
Boxes - Purple Theatre
From One Heart to Another - The Theatre Shed
Grace Eyre Street - Purple Playhouse Theatre
Subira - Subira Wahogo
The State of Us - Danceability Collective
Vanessa - Purple Theatre
Harry Hay: Founder of the Radical Faeries - Philip Taylor
Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out - By Stealth Aspies
These events have a range of accessibility options so you’re bound to be able to find something to experience, in the inevitable circumstance you’re left hungry for more Fringe, we’ve teamed up with venues across Brighton that champion accessibility. All of our partner venues have wheelchair accessibility including wheelchair friendly toilets and hearing loops.
Purple Playhouse Theatre - 36 Montefiore Road, Hove
Komedia Main Space - 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton
Sallis Benney Theatre - 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton
Friends' Meeting House - Ship Street, Brighton
That’s all from us for now, we’ll be producing blog posts and newsletters requarly so make sure you sign up to our Freedom Season mailing list and follow our blog so you can keep update with all things Freedom!