Taking Flight Theatre

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See below for information on our Symposium event, as well as info on our new Youth Theatre programme for d/Deaf or the Hard of Hearing young people.


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Croeso Cynnes I bawb - A Warm welcome to All
PARK AND DARE THEATRE, Treorci, CF42 6NL
Fri 28th February 2020, 10:00AM

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Are you relaxed about relaxed performances? Do you know your quiet spaces from your Sonic Story?

Welcome to Taking Flight's 5th Access Symposium, hosted by RCT Theatres and in collaboration with hynt. Funded by Arts Council of Wales.
This symposium will explore all elements of creating the warmest of welcomes for everyone - especially for those people who may find traditional theatre etiquette a barrier. In the morning Jess Thom (Touretteshero) will present A Warmer Welcome - Relaxed performances from Start to Finish on the theory and practice of relaxed performances. In the afternoon Derby theatre's Access Manager Andrew Tinley will present on 'the barrier isn't access'- an exploration of simple, effective tools to make venues more relaxed in their engagement with artists, young people, staff and audiences. Delegates will leave with practical ways to make changes in their organisation or artistic practice.

This is an all day event. Tea and coffee will be provided.


Taking Flight Youth Theatre

Are you D/deaf or Hard of Hearing? Come and have fun, build confidence and learn new skills with Taking Flight’s FREE Youth Theatre, starting January 11th 2020 (meets every Saturday in term time).

We meet once a week at The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay at various times and all sessions are led by both Deaf and hearing staff, in BSL and English. The cost is free as the youth theatre is funded by BBC Children in Need.

What will we be doing?
• Playing games
• Making new friends
• Gaining confidence
• Learning new skills
• Going on trips*
• Being silly and having lots of laughs!

(*Ages 8 and above)

To book a place or ask questions,
contact Beth (hearing) on:
beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk
or call / text: 07785 947823