Archive for Arts and Culture

Accessible Coldplay Tickets: A Battle Lost?

Guest post by Samantha (written jointly with PeskyPeople) UPDATE: 28th May 2012 Hi again, Samantha here. I thought I’d update this post, as the Coldplay concert is this Friday, and we’re no further along in getting accessible seats that actually meet my needs. My tickets arrived on Friday 27th April, over 5 months after booking tickets. This was the first time I actually knew what seats I had been allocated. My seats are in Block 114,... 
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Doctor Who Experience: A Happy Ending

 Originally published Thursday, November 10, 2011, uploaded again due to server issues Hi everyone, Regular readers will be aware of the difficulties I had accessing the Doctor Who Experience in April of this year, and the BBC’s commitment to act on this feedback. In September, I received an email detailing all of the improvments they’d made, and inviting me back to experience and feedback on the changes. On Halloween weekend, I returned... 
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National Theatre: Accessibility Experts

I wanted to share another example of how powerful it can be when accessibility is done right… Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to see Frankenstein at the National Theatre. In fact, I was lucky enough to see it twice. The leads, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. The National do some great accessibility stuff, signed performances, audio described performances,... 
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Blackpool Rocks!

Hi there Pesky People readers! My name is Ian Pugh. Been a long time reader, and after talking to the very amazing Alison, thought I would give this blogging thing a bash. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair, as does my partner Anne. You will find as you go along I have a sense of humour and a lively personality, but if I offend anyone, then it is completely unintended. We went on holiday to Blackpool (the 2nd week of July 2011), and I thought... 
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Access Fail for See Tickets, for Derren Brown at the Shaftesbury Theatre

UPDATE: Thursday 9th June. I called back during office hours, only to get through to See Tickets hold music once again. After a wait, I again explained what I needed, and was told they weren’t able to help. I was given another number for See Tickets Access Team. Another call, more hold music…when I finally got through to someone, I was told See didn’t handle access bookings for this show, the theatre did. I was given YET ANOTHER... 
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