We have been working together with 2 local charities, VISTA , the local sight loss charity for children and adults and Action Deafness  who offer a diverse range of services to Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened, deafblind and hearing people throughout the UK, to improve access to mainstream services for people who have a sensory impairment.

We were awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for a 3 part project entitled Take PArt

 

The aims of Take PArt were to

  • get people with sensory impairments involved in the life of the city through art and comedy

  • inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in blind and deaf arts

 

The project:

 provided Sensory Awareness training for staff at venues of the Leicester Comedy Festival, creating a long lasting legacy of accessibility for disabled people to the cultural life of the city.

provided a 13 week programme to  create a Singing and Signing Choir for people with a sensory impairment, culminating in a celebratory showcase event at Leicester Cathedral as part of the 2014 comedy festival.

 

provided 3 days of workshops for children to take part in creative activities

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