With large ambitions but never enough resources, we strive to make our performances, workshops and animated films as accessible as possible. We collaborate with participating venues to ensure accessibility information is clear and easy to access. As the work presented during manipulate is primarily visual, containing little or no spoken dialogue, our current focus is to provide British Sign Language as often as possible.

This year we will operate a request system for an SLI to attend festival workshops and Q&A’s. If you would like to participate in a workshop and require an interpreter, or if you have access to one and would like them to come with you, please contact us by Monday 9 December. If you would like a Q&A to be interpreted, please send us a request by Monday 13 January.

For selected dialogue-free productions we will provide hand-outs with visual images and text which offer additional information to read before an event begins. You will find a list of these productions on our website one-month before the festival begins.

PLEASE CHECK BACK CLOSER TO THE FESTIVAL FOR MORE UPDATES ON THE VISUAL HAND-OUT!

If you have any questions about accessibility, require more information, or have any thoughts about how we can improve our access provision please contact: info@puppetanimation.org OR text us on 07444 735172.

D/deaf friendly events in the MANIPULATE #13 programme:

  • MA BICHE ET MON LAPIN / SAT 1 FEB / no spoken dialogue
  • BLACKOUT / SAT 1 FEB / no spoken dialogue
  • VERGE IS BURNING / SAT 1 FEB / BSL integrated
  • MINA / MON 3 FEB / uses creative captioning which is integrated into the performance
  • FAULT LINES / WED 5 – THU 5 FEB / BSL integrated throughout
  • OPEN THE OWL / FRI 7 – SAT 8 FEB / The story is told in Slovenian with English surtitles on the set

This is a short list of BSL integrated shows, but our programme is filled with performances that feature no spoken dialogue. Please visit each event page on our website and find the ACCESS NOTE in a grey box to find out more information about each event. If there is an event you would like to attend, which is not mentioned above, please contact us.

You can buy your tickets through the below venues box office’s directly. The venues will be able to advise you on how to purchase carer tickets and any other accessible information you require to attend the event.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL BSL TRAILER