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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 The Drowned Man: An Update

Hello again, readers. My last blog here was about The Drowned Man, a site specific promenade theatre experience by the renowned Punchdrunk, in collaboration with the National Theatre. Having been once, and had a great experience, sadly, the blog recounted the difficulties I’d had in booking tickets for a return visit. I posted the blog on the 22nd March, and emailed a copy to both Punchdrunk and The National. I’m delighted to say that... 
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Doctor Who Celebration: A Resolution of Sorts

Meeting The Moff Hello, Samantha here, with a long overdue update on the Doctor Who Celebration Convention access issues I blogged about back in July.   A brief reminder: disabled fans were told, wrongly it seems, that they had to phone the box office when tickets went on sale to get access and carer tickets (apparently it was only the carer tickets that needed to be booked this way, but this was contrary to information given in response to queries... 
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Fire Safety for Disabled People at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

We’ve become aware of a worrying report about an incident at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel last weekend. A gentleman, who would like to remain anonymous, has told us about his experience. His fiancee has a complex congenital neuromuscular disorder, causing lack of balance, muscle loss, reduced feeling in extremities, chronic fatigue, back problems, and nerve damage, and is a wheelchair user. When they arrived at the hotel, they requested... 
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