At HLF, we are committed to working continuously to improve accessibility and welcome performers and audiences from a wide range of backgrounds. With this in mind, we created our Events Around Autism strand in 2018.
This year we will be sending an author into Castle Hill School for a special Autism-friendly performance. We also have two events open to the public, as follows.
FILM: Sing (Universal Studios, 2016, Cert. U, 114 minutes)
Friday 29 March
4.30-6.20pm, free (booking recommended) no age restrictions
Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Road HD1 5RA
An Autism-friendly, family film showing from Dolly Shot Pop Up Picturehouse. Koala Buster Moon tries to save his run-down theatre by staging a singing competition between a mouse, an elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
Refreshments available or bring your own. For information on accessibility and Autism-friendly environment, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ADULT AUDIENCES:
Kate Fox’s Hyperlexic Cabaret and Q&A
Saturday 30 March
6-7.30pm, Pay What You Want, age guidance: 16+
Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate HD1 2UD
Stand-up poet Kate Fox performs and hosts an evening with autistic genderqueer poet Sez Thomasin and autistic poet and lecturer Dr James McGrath, who reads from his new work, an autistic figuration.
Followed by a Q&A to discuss Hyperlexia (advanced reading ability) and autistic identities.
This Autism-friendly event will have low lighting and hand waving instead of clapping.