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Words Weekend 2019

Reflections On Our First Edition


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Join us for the first ever Words Weekend Community Meeting! We’re inviting you to ask us some difficult questions, and reflect on the first ever edition of Words Weekend. We, the festival organisers and ambassadors, would love to hear your thoughts, comments and questions to help us celebrate our successes and be even better next year.

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Start: 3pm
Venue: Concourse

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]