For the first year at Brighton Fringe we're very excited to present the Freedom Season! The Freedom Season is a programme of events that are accessible to a range of audiences with access needs, including those with visible and invisible disabilities. The season also showcases and supports the work of Deaf and disabled participants.
Today we present an interview with one of the Freedom Season events taking place at this years Fringe, Singing Hands Summer Spectacular by Singing Hands
What is your event about?
The Singing Hands Summer Spectacular show is an interactive, multi-sensory, Makaton-signed experience suitable for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Suzanne and Tracy will sing and sign as they jump like kangaroos in Australia, wade through the jungle in Africa looking for wild animals or as they go on a day trip to the Zoo and the Farm! They will also include some up-tempo pop songs themed around the concepts of friendship and happiness.
Why did you decide to make it?
Singing Hands perform all around the UK bringing the repertoire from their popular DVDs to life.
What should audience members expect?
A fully interactive, Makaton signed experience. Fun, laughter and lots of singing.
What are your plans post-Brighton Fringe, with this or other work?
We have a number of other shows over the summer, including the Hammond Theatre, Hampton and the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year in a row. Our new DVD, "Singing Hands goes POP!" is due to be launched very soon.
What advice do you have to other creators about making their event more accessible?
Include Makaton signing to help enhance understanding for those with communication or learning difficulties.
What would you like to see at the Freedom Season next year?
Plenty of fun, participative music events for those with a wide range of disabilities.
- 07 May 11:00 - 11:50
Tickets £8.00 - £12.00
Brighton Spiegeltent, Old Steine Gardens, BN1 1GY