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
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