What happened in Glasgow
In Glasgow Disabled Access Day created a real buzz in Glasgow this year, with lots of interesting places taking part and really getting in to the spirit of the event!
Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts hosted several different events, which included their Forms of Art exhibition, Aye Write! At CCA and our Cities screening and discussion. The Our Cities screening was available free of charge on the Saturday and they provided a BSL interpreter for the screenings.
The CCA decorated their front desk!
For the sightseers amongst us, The Lighthouse on Glasgow’s Mitchell Lane was the place to be. The building is accessible for wheelchair users and has several fascinating exhibitions throughout its six floors. Arguably the most impressive floor is number six, the viewing platform, which offers wonderful views over the City. Floor six is also home to a Glasgow Piano City piano, which really adds to the atmosphere!
Probably one of the most iconic place to visit in the city during Disabled Access Day, was the Glasgow Film Theatre. The GFT offered free entry to a screening of the children’s animation Ballerina, to anyone attending as part of Disabled Access Day. It was a perfect example of how even the most traditional of venues can open their doors and be accessible to all.
The Glasgow Film Theatre wasn’t the only venue to offer reduced rates to people during Disabled Access Day. The Glasgow Science Centre took part too, and to encourage as many Disabled Access Day visitors as possible, they offered a discounted rate, with carers going free, during the three days of the event.
Hope discovers at the Glasgow Science Centre.
For those who were a little more adventurous, they could head down to The Experience in Hillington, to try out accessible go-karting. The Experience certainly helped people to achieve the challenge of #YouAndSomewhereNew on Disabled Access Day, with Connor, pictured below saying:
“I am definitely going to be returning there soon, where I hope to be able to push it a bit more with the accelerator”.
Connor with his foot on the accelerator!
This is just a flavour of the Glasgow venues that took part during Disabled Access Day.