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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description

May 26, 2021 - June 6, 2021

Access Festival 2021

The ACCESS Festival is a free community arts and social awareness festival that marks BC Access Awareness Day in early June. The ACCESS Festival focuses exclusively on issues of Access and Equity for people with visible and invisible disabilities and equity for BIPOC and other equity seeking individuals and communities.

May 26 Late Night With Savages, an indigenous program covering traditional and contemporary artists, musical releases, and current cultural affairs. Hosted by broadcaster and community activist Gunargie O’Sullivan.

May 27 The ACCESS Festival Art Show in the Gathering Place Theatre. Show Closes June 5.

June 2 Encore presentation of Wheel Voices: Tune In. With ASL Interpretation. Live Q&A with cast and crew!

June 3 An evening of short films including the premier of “Rules Were Meant To Be Broken” a new work by trapeze artist Erin Ball. Music by LAL – “Rules Were Meant to Be Broken”, written by Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray.

June 4 The ACCESS Festival presents an evening of music hosted by Terreane Derrick with Dave Symington and Jim Meyer, Sandy Scofield, Tonye Aganaba, and Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellations, with blessings by Eugene Harry.

June 5 The festival culminates on BC Access Awareness Day, with live streamed interviews with festival artists Tonye Aganaba and Seema Shah, plus surprise videos and an encore online presentation of Reel Voices “Tune In” theatre production, then binge watch all the ACCESS festival videos all afternoon.

Encore presentation of Wheel Voices: Tune In. With Audio Description by VocalEye.