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Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Clarifications and FOI requests

Hello again, everyone. Many thanks to all of you that read and commented on my last blog on Barbican’s access arrangements for Hamlet, either here or on Twitter. The blog generated a lot of discussion, mostly on twitter, and there are some interesting comments on the blog too. I’ll draw your attention to the comment from Alice, who is a wheelchair user and had an easier time getting tickets, which demonstrates some of the inequalities... 
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Barbican Access Tickets for Hamlet: Jumping Through Hoops!

The Barbican’s official Hamlet poster. Credit: Barbican Hello readers, Samantha here, It’s been a good while since I blogged here, and I’m very behind on writing about a number of things. But this one jumped the queue…. I’ve tried to get access tickets for the Barbican in London before, but had difficulty obtaining their access rate. In 2013, I was offered discounted tickets for the audio described performance of A Midsummer... 
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Punchdrunk and National Theatre: The Drowned Man. So Near, and Yet, So Far

Hello dear readers, it’s me again, Samantha. I have a lot of catching up to do here. I have a list of blogs to write, most of them positive. This one has skipped to the front of the list. It was so, so nearly a hugely positive post, it really was.  So near, and yet, so far…. *sigh*. I’ve blogged about access at the National Theatre and Punchdrunk before. Both were really positive experiences, so I had high hopes for their joint... 
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Travelling with a disability- Not-so-Easyjet. Preflight checks

Hello again, Samantha here, this time, with a tale of travelling travesty. As regular readers will know, I’m visually impaired; I’m registered blind, but have a small amount of functional vision in one eye. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, I’ve developed some other long term health problems, one of which is Sleep Apnea, another is an unusual endocrine/metabolic condition which caused fatigue and pain, amongst other things. ... 
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Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – where attitude is everything

UPDATE: R has emailed us (7.30pm) to tell us he has been given a disabled/carer’s pass and hope he now enjoys return visits to Motorpoint Arena! A record we only blogged about this 3 hours ago… We were contacted by a disabled music fan (who we will call R) based in Cardiff who asked if we could help sort out why he had not heard back from CIA/Motorpoint Arena regarding his appeal to be re-accepted for a Disabled / Carer’s pass.... 
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