Accessibility

EADF aims to be an inclusive festival and open to participants at all levels, ages and abilities. Gravity & Levity have a history of working with D/deaf and disabled artists and have developed an inclusive approach to teaching that enables each participant to chart their own journey through the training.  

The tutors have excellent communication skills and awareness and we would undertake an initial conversation in advance of the training in order to establish bespoke communication/participation ground rules. Some classes will be more suitable than others so if you are unsure of what to book and at which level then please contact Lindsey on info@gravity-levity.net

We will endeavour to support anyone wishing to experience or continue training in the aerial arts, (where it is safe and appropriate to do so). We regret however that we are unable to provide specialist support with regards to BSL interpreters, audio describers or any PA you may require to fully participate. We welcome you bringing your own support workers, in consultation with the class tutor, to assist any access needs during the course with the expectation of payment of such support to be met by the participant.  

If you are a sign language user we can provide a sign language interpreter for the initial conversation undertaken via remote interpreting service.  This service would also be available for any urgent communication thereafter. 

You may wish to consider looking into applying for funding to support your participation for example: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP

NB If the current pricing feels prohibitive for you please do get in touch as we may be able to offer you a discount.

The Venue

  • The Point is close to the Town centre and just a 5 minute walk from bus and train station with high speed links to London Waterloo.
  • There is no onsite parking; there is space for 2-3 cars with disabled parking permits at the front of the building and public parking across the town (details available on our website)
  • There are lots of amenities nearby and The Point has its own cafe offering a special deal to EADF participants including vegan and gluten fee options. The Atrium and foyer are a great place to eat lunch and open up onto the town’s park.
  • There is level access through all the main spaces on the ground floor. There is a first floor conference room (where the physiotherapy clinic will be sited) that has a passenger lift.
  • There are 3 accessible toilets on the ground floor.
  • There are low level counters at the box office and the café bar.
  • The studio spaces are bright and airy with natural day light, adjustable blinds and independent air handling units.  In the theatre space the theatre lighting can be adjusted and it also has an air handling unit, theatre lighting and a hearing loop..
  • The Point’s is able to produce print in larger formats and the front of house team is on hand to assist artists and audiences.