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SDN Members an event for you! Learn to love Moths!

Many of our members will know about “Caring for God’s Acre” Beautiful Burial Ground Project. Shropshire Disability Network have been fortunate to be included in various sessions they have hosted for our members ie “Archives Department at Shrewsbury, Small Mammals event, looking at wildlife in Longden and Bridgnorth cemeteries. We have always had a great time and learnt a lot from these sessions.

Now you are being offered another session so “Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and Moths expert Charlie Bell in the Churchyard of St Bart’s part of the National Trust’s Benthall Hall near Much Wenlock”.

This event will take place on Tuesday 24th August 2021 from 10 am – 12 noon to learn to love Moths!

Overnight Charlie will set a harmless moth trap and in the morning will show us what has been found before they are released. 

Be prepared to discover the world of moths is more interesting and colourful than you first expected!

This session is free to attend but places do need to be booked, please book yours by contacting  George george@cfga.org.uk or info@shropshire-disability.net

This session is planned with accessibility in mind and will have seating and BSL interpretation available. 

Please let us know if you have any specific access needs that we need to know about in advance to accommodate. Also if you need help with transport, please let us know.

We hope many of you will join this FREE event.

Click here for Information on Benthall Hall https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall-hall

Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Hairspray (BSL Performance)

Start Date:
29th September 2021

End Date:
29th September 2021

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Hairspray ( BSL Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Weblink: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: BSL British Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer.

This is a BSL Performance on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 7.30pm

About the show: It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Directed by Paul Kerryson and with choreography by Drew McOnie, this production is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days – let your hair down and book now!

Watch/Listen to a Trailer here: https://youtu.be/iI91LAnafz8

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Touch Tours
For most audio-described performance we do, we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Touch Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales. Times for the Touch Tours will be confirmed on booking. Our Touch Tours allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes.

Assistance Dogs
If you have an assistance dog, please advise Box Office at the time of booking and they can then allocate the most appropriate seating for you or make adequate provision to care for your dog during the performance.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/assistedperformances/

Six (BSL Performance)

Start Date:
15th September 2021

End Date:
15th September 2021

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
1920 approx

Event title: Six (BSL Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Weblink: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: BSL British Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer.

This show on Wednesday 15th September at 6pm has BSL Interpreters.

About the show: Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sellout international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

It’s time they told their story.

Think you know the rhyme, think again…

Watch a Trailer here: https://youtu.be/4mzottveELM

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

Touch Tours
For most audio-described performance we do, we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Touch Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales. Times for the Touch Tours will be confirmed on booking. Our Touch Tours allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes.

Assistance Dogs
If you have an assistance dog, please advise Box Office at the time of booking and they can then allocate the most appropriate seating for you or make adequate provision to care for your dog during the performance.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/assistedperformances/

Your second Covid19 jab is important. Why?

The British Society for Immunology aim is to provide reliable, evidence-based information on COVID-19 vaccines and immunity to everyone who needs or wants it.

You can find out more information at this link: https://www.immunology.org/public-information/guide-vaccinations-for-covid-19 or download a guide here:  BSI_guidetovaccinationsforCOVID19

Why it is important to have two doses of the Covid19 vaccine? After infection or vaccination, our immune system starts to form a memory of how to fight a germ and protect us against future disease. But why do we need more than one dose of a vaccine, and why is a gap between doses important?

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A few weeks ago, the Government and the JCVI that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for those aged 50 and over who have yet to received theirs.

Nobody needs to contact the NHS.

People who should have their second dose brought forward do not need to contact the NHS. The NHS will let you know if your second vaccine needs to be rebooked.

NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Six months into the NHS COVID vaccination programme bookings are still surging, with more than 600,000 jabs booked in just 48 hours.

“The success of the programme, the biggest in NHS history and one of the fastest and most precise in the world, is no accident but the result of extensive planning and the sheer hard work of nurses, doctors and countless other staff supported by our brilliant volunteers.

“On the advice of the Government and JCVI people aged 50 and over and the clinically vulnerable are having their second doses brought forward to counter the spread of the Indian variant.

 “People should continue to attend their second dose appointments and nobody needs to contact the NHS – we will let those who should bring their appointment forward know, when they are able to do so.

 “Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19, so when you’re called forward, book your appointment and join the tens of millions who have already been jabbed.”

Watch/listen to this YouTube Video telling you why you need more than one vaccine  https://youtu.be/TEfGr3Ry6f0

 We thank both the British Society for Immunology and NHS England for this information.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (British Sign Language Interpreted Performances)

Start Date:
9th January 2022

End Date:
9th January 2022

Start Time:
1300 and 1915

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (British Sign Language Interpreted Performances)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Weblink: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Sign-Language Performances: Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer.

Today there are two BSL Interpreter performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The first one starts at 1315 pm and the later one at 17.15 is an evening performance.

About the Pantomime: Actor, singer and much-loved personality Jason Donovan will make his pantomime debut as The Evil Ringmaster in Goldilocks and the Three Bears here at Birmingham Hippodrome alongside previously announced Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack.

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang…

Featuring sets and costumes direct from The London Palladium, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts and international circus acts.

Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by Birmingham Hippodrome’s must-see festive extravaganza, the panto that’s just right!

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

Touch Tours
For most audio-described performance we do, we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Touch Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales. Times for the Touch Tours will be confirmed on booking. Our Touch Tours allow visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes.

Assistance Dogs
If you have an assistance dog, please advise Box Office at the time of booking and they can then allocate the most appropriate seating for you or make adequate provision to care for your dog during the performance.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/assistedperformances/

Tell Me On A Sunday (BSL and Captioned Performance)

Start Date:
26th August 2021

End Date:
26th August 2021

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Tell Me On A Sunday (BSL and Audio Captioned Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Weblink: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: BSL British Sign Language Interpreted Performances-
Sign-language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). Seats are assigned close to the signer. This performance on Thursday 26th August 2021 has BSL interpreters and is also captioned.

About the show: Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

This iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful score, accompanied live by West End musicians, including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face, and title track Tell Me On A Sunday. Previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s numerous awards include 7 TONYs, 3 Grammys, 7 Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, 2 Emmys and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.

Don Black is an Oscar winning lyrist (Born Free) who has penned numerous James Bond theme tunes and chart hits including Michael Jackson’s Ben and Lulu’s To Sir With Love.

Listen/Watch the Trailer here: https://youtu.be/0bq1gPDvzmE

NB: Seating for this production is based on a socially-distanced model at this moment in time. Please note that this may change depending on Government guidance closer to the performance date, meaning that some people may be sat next to you if it is deemed safe to do so by the latest guidance.

Ticket holders will be contacted via email ahead of the production date with full details of our latest audience safety procedures and requirements. The safety of our audiences, performers and staff remains our uttermost priority.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities.

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/assistedperformances/

 

 

News from Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance has a clear ambition, they state “It is not right or fair that disabled people are the least active in our society”

They are pleased to present their 2021-2024 strategy – Achieving Fairness. Having consulted with their members and partners to inform our strategy’s development and future direction.

One in five people in the UK considers themselves a disabled person – 14.1 million people. This represents a large proportion of our population. Sport and activity play an important role in our nation’s health so must be a level playing field for everybody. Therefore, Activity Alliance have refreshed their vision to be: 

Fairness for disabled people in sport and activity
Disabled people participate less than non-disabled people and they are also twice as likely to be inactive. We call this the fairness gap, and we aim to close this gap within a generation by focussing on these two key goals:

  1. Embedding inclusive practice into organisations
  2. Changing attitudes towards disabled people in sport and activity

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our country and hit disabled people the hardest in many ways. Our Strategy acknowledges this situation and recognises the work in hand to overcome the extra challenges brought by the pandemic. We want disabled people to be at the heart of our nation’s recovery.

Our three-year strategy is ambitious. To achieve fairness we will work with multiple stakeholders who will unite with us to make our vision a reality. This includes an important mix of organisations and individuals across various sectors. We will also work closely with our members to prioritise disabled people’s inclusion in sport and activity. 

Everything we do will focus on these four strategic objectives: 

  1. Champion disabled people’s voices and maximise Activity Alliance’s visibility
  2. Use high-quality expertise and insight to educate and inform decision making and influence policy
  3. Address inequalities through collaboration, improving engagement and delivery with and for disabled people
  4. Maximise the use of investment and that of our partners to enable disabled people’s activity

Over the next three years and beyond, Activity Alliance will continue to push for inclusion to be at the heart of all plans in sport and activity.

We will not settle until every disabled person can reap the same physical health, mental health, and social benefits as non-disabled people.

Download Achieving Fairness – 2021-2024 Strategy at the links below:

For further information please go to Activity Alliance website: http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/

Coronavirus rules from Monday 17 May 2021

Changes came into place on Monday 17th May 2021 regarding Covid19 as the UK attempts to come out of lockdown on the road to the “new normal”.

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • People can meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 
  • 2 households or 6 individuals can meet indoors 
  • People can choose if they want to socially distance with close family and friends  
  • Pubs, restaurants and bars can open indoors 
  • Holiday accommodation will reopen 
  • Indoor entertainment can open, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas 
  • Indoor entertainment venues, such as sports stadiums, can reopen, but with limited capacity 
  • Organised sport and exercise classes can resume 
  • Up to 30 people can attend weddings and receptions 
  • The cap on the number of funeral attendees will be lifted 
  • Secondary school pupils and college students no longer have to wear facemasks 
  • Care home residents can have up to 5 named visitors 
  • Some international travelled allowed under the traffic light system.  

If you need proof that you have received the Covid19 jab, download the NHS app onto your mobile phone https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/ If you have no mobile phone call 119 and ask for a letter of proof you have had two Covid19 jabs. By having this app, you can order repeat prescriptions, check any GP appointments you may have and keep up to date with information on Covid19 

Also useful is the NHS Covid19 app, you can use this app to report your Covid19 test results. Find out more about the app at this link https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

Introducing the Covid19 app in BSL, click here to watch: https://youtu.be/Pj_tV1v9MR8

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Tell Me on a Sunday (with a BSL Interpreted Performance)

Start Date:
10th July 2021

End Date:
10th July 2021

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Tell Me on a Sunday (with a BSL Interpreted Performance)
Venue: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Weblink: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/
Name: Theatre Severn
Email: mail@theatresevern.co.uk
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: Note: This show will be presented with British Sign Language Interpretation to assist hearing impaired audiences. Open to all.

RELAXED SPACE now available alongside all performances. Suitable for audiences who find any elements of the live performance environment uncomfortable and need to leave the auditorium. Our relaxed space is equipped with comfortable seating and live footage of the performance on screen, so you can continue watching the show if you wish.

To provide you with a safe, spaced and stress-free experience, social distancing is currently in operation at this event. Subject to change. All ticketholders will receive further advice where appropriate. Read more about our current safety measure before your visit

About the performance: Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performance in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’ in the new UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.

Charting the romantic misadventures of an English girl in New York during the heady days of the 1980s, this iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Weber’s wonderful score including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and title track Tell Me On A Sunday. Previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.

Click here to watch a YouTube trailer: https://youtu.be/0bq1gPDvzmE

Click this link to book your tickets: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=571574

School of Rock (British Sign Language Performance)

Start Date:
22nd September 2021

End Date:
22nd September 2021

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
2200

Event title: School of Rock (British Sign Language Performance)
Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
Weblink: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk
Name: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Email: vickyp@grandtheatre.co.uk
Telephone: 01902 429212
Event description: The performance at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 22nd September will have BSL Sign Language interpreters.

Get ready to stick it to the man Wolverhampton, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK is coming to rock out at the Grand Theatre!

SCHOOL OF ROCK is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive-bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock out, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, Miss Mullins, helping her rediscover the wild child within. But, will they all find redemption at the battle of the bands?

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and a band of insanely talented kids that play live every show, SCHOOL OF ROCK will warm your heart and blow you away in equal measure.

Listen/Watch a trailer at this link: https://youtu.be/mDys-YCpL9Y

Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today to see the hit musical that everyone is raving about.

Age Guidance: 5+. Please note that School of Rock contains occasional strong language and may not be suitable for very young children. Please be advised that smoke effects and strobe lights are used during this performance.

To book tickets click here: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/school-of-rock/book/453243/

You can reserve and purchase tickets for any of our accessible performances via our Box Office, either in person or over the phone on 01902 42 92 12.

Click here to find out more about what to expect at a BSL interpreted performance: https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/bsl-and-captioned-performances/