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- Hackney Wick Accessibility Information
- Hackney Wick Travel Accessibility Information
- Venue Distances
- Hackney Wick Venues Accessibility Information – Partly Accessible Venues
- Hackney Wick Venues Accessibility Information – Fully Accessible Venues
- When You Arrive At Venues
- Inside The Venues During Body Movements
- Body Movements Accessibility Information
- Body Movements Afterhours
- When You Arrive At Body Movements
- Welfare & Medical
Hackney Wick Accessibility Information
Body Movements is pleased to announce the appointment of an Access Officer in conjunction with Safe Only who look after our welfare. Internally, will be processing and responding to all access-related questions and requests before the show, and on-site we will have a dedicated person to act as your liaison should you require them.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your access requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Body Movements is not a fully accessible festival, but we’re committed to making our event as accessible as possible. We’re working closely with the Hackney Wick venues to understand the restrictions and access of each venue.
Venues are not owned or operated by Body Movements. Venues have varying levels of disabled facilities and accessibility. Please continue to read to find out more.
Access information comes directly from the venue operators, in their own words. Body Movements organisers have done their best to fact-check the facilities of each venue. If there is information missing and you need further clarity, you can either, directly contact those venues or email Body Movements to ask us any questions.
Thank you, Clayton & Saoirse x
Hackney Wick Travel Accessibility Information
Hackney Wick Overground Station
For the latest information visit: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/STATIONS_DESTINATIONS/HKW.ASPX
Access information from TFL
|Staff help available||Yes ✓|
|Ramp for train access||Yes ✓|
|Step free access coverage||Yes ✓|
|Wheelchairs available||Yes ✓|
Hackney Wick Bus Information
For the latest bus information and routes: https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/stop/490016641S/hackney-wick?lineId=236
For access information regarding specific buses and bus routes, please contact TFL for the latest information.
Hackney Wick Venues Accessibility Information – Partly Accessible Venues
Colour Factory & Colour Garden
|Address||8a Queen’s Yard, White Post Ln, London, E9 5EN|
|Access information from the venue operator||The space is semi-accessible. Guests can access the main space with ease and half of the Colour Factory Garden. The garden ramps to allow access to the main dance floor and the bars. The Mezzanine (known as the second room or playroom) is not accessible to wheelchair users.|
|Toilets||The venue does have a private disabled toilet, with a code. Ask for the code on arrival.|
|Food||Colour Factory is a food court, with many different food vendors. Food can be ordered at the venue by scanning a QR code on the tables in the front yard of Colour Factory. The Colour Factory yard is fully accessible. The Colour Factory yard is outside the front of the venue, covered with benches and tables. If you require a table, and have access needs, please tell the door staff at Colour Factory. You can not pre-book tables. For food options visit: https://www.colourfactory.com/food|
|Cloakroom||Colour Factory operates the only cloakroom across the Hackney Wick venues. Guests can use this, at the cost of £3, whilst at Body Movements, but we strongly advise you pick up your belongings before 10:30pm|
All My Friends
|Address||Unit 1, Hamlet Estate, 96 White Post Ln, London E9 5EN|
|Access information from the venue operator||We are sem-accessible; the ground floor is accessible & has an accessible toilet. Unfortunately, the second floor is not.|
|Toilets||First floor acessable toilet only|
|Food||Yes check our website for menu|
|Address||94 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN|
|Access information from the venue operator||Step free access to the performance space and main entrance, however, no access to step free toilets (can access in 92)|
|Toilets||None, use 92 which is joined to 94 via a corridor|
|Food||Available in No. 90|
Hackney Wick Venues Accessibility Information – Fully Accessible Venues
|Address||Units 1-28 Echo Building, Easy Bay Lane, E15 2SJ|
|Access information from the venue operator||Event Space, Stretch Tent and Food Court accessible. Access to Lower Tier Gardens via canal path.|
|Toilets||Unisex toilets across the site and two accessible toilets|
|Food||Street Food Kitchens at the centre of the site featuring seven global cuisines|
The Yard & Courtyard
|Address||Unit 2A, Queen’s Yard, London E9 5EN|
|Access information from the venue operator||The courtyard and bar are level access – there are no stairs to get in or out of the venue. The bar now has a cut out which means you can order drinks from a wheelchair without having to go around the side|
|Toilets||Accessible toilet in the bar|
|Address||90 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN|
|Access information from the venue operator||Step free access to performance space. Main entrance to the building is all on ground level, with the box office at the entrance of the building. Has step free toilets (gender inclusive whilst Body Movements is on).|
|Toilets||We have an accessible toilet in the bar|
|Address||92 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN|
|Access information from the venue operator||Access via No. 90|
|Toilets||We have an accessible toilet in No.90|
|Note||In 2022, No.92 will have no music programming. We intend this space to be used as an arts space. Programming will be announced via our social media over the coming weeks.|
|Address||92 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN|
|Access information from the venue operator||Crate has a ramp that is our main entrance in Queen’s Yard, and then everything is then on the same level. The only raised part is the decking section along the far left of the canal, “Crate Outside Stage” which is by the canal|
|Toilets||We have an accessible toilet in the bar|
|Book a table||Crate allows you to book a table online, or walk up and try your luck on the day https://cratebrewery.com/venue/crate-taproom-and-pizzeria|
|Note||Crate is fully programmed as part of the festival, but you can access it without a festival ticket. This allows people to enjoy a slice of the festival for free. Crate will also be the stage for Queer House Party, who’s stage has the further accessibility features programmed and provided by Body Movements as requested by Queer House Party organisers|
When You Arrive At Venues
All venues have signed up to Body Movements’ Venue Plegde, ensuring that all staff, stewards, and security are committed to queer inclusion and safety at the same level. Please be aware of the following when entering a venue;
- Security at the entrance may ask for ID, if you look under 25
- Security will ask for see your wristband, allowing you to gain access to the venue (expect Crate where you do not need a wristband)
- Security may ask to search your bag or person. Please be aware, all venues have a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, and if found, will be confiscated. This could result in you being asked to leave the venue or leave the festival, removing your wristband completely so you can no longer access venues
- You have the agency to ask for a certain member of security to search you
- All security and venue staff have had the latest welfare training provided by the GLA, plus additional training on queer respect, safety and inclusion created and provided by festival founder, Clayton Wright
Inside The Venues During Body Movements
Sound levels inside venues will be extremely loud, so if you want or need to protect your hearing, please bring ear plugs. They are not available in the venues.
We use strobe lighting, smoke machines, hazers and high-tech flashing lights in all venues.
All toilets are available for all genders and marked as such by the festival with new signage. Accessible toilets vary from venue to venue but for ease are marked on our festival map.
There will be a dedicated accessibility liaison available on the day. Please get in touch prior to Saturday if you require their contact details for support.
Body Movements Accessibility Information
Body Movements Festival
Date: 29th July
Location: Various locations across Hackney Wick
Opening Hours: 11am till 11pm/12am. Music programming is dependent on venue opening times. A full line-up with set times will soon be available to allow guests to plan their day.
We use Clash Finder to publish set times: https://clashfinder.com
This avoids needless printing on paper, and allows us to give you the most accurate information. We’ll share a bespoke Body Movements link, closer to the date of the festival. We recommend having a link to this information on your phone. This will require mobile network data, or, you will have to join a wifi network at one of the many venues.
WiFi On Site
We can not guarantee the speed or consistency of any wifi network at the venues on the day of the festival. You can get logins for the venue’s wifi network, by asking the bar/venue staff at that specific venue.
Body Movements Afterhours
Date: 29th July – 30th July
Location: Various locations across Hackney Wick, E1 & Village Underground
Dalston Superstore: https://dalstonsuperstore.com/accessibility/
Oval Space: Disabled lift to the main room and disables toilets
Opening Hours: From 10pm/11pm depending on the after-party. Entry to the after-parties requires a separate after-party ticket. A full line-up with set times will be available on Clash Finder soon.
When You Arrive At Body Movements
Location: Hackney Bridge
Address: Units 1-28, ECHO BUILDING Units 1-28, ECHO BUILDING, London E15 2SJ
Opening hours: 10:45am until 6:00pm
Overview: This is where you go to get your festival wristband which gives you access to the various venues throughout the day, from 12pm until venues closes. After-parties are separate to this and require a separate ticket. Please look at Clash Finder for the DJ set times and venue closing times.
Please note: Accreditation takes place outside. Our staff scan your ticket, they are not here to ID people.
RA Ticketing and Chosen Names policy: RA has an option for you to buy a ticket in your chosen name. We do not assume or presume anyone’s gender or identity. We welcome all Queer and Trans bodies to Body Movements.
Access notes: You can access Hackney Bridge by crossing the bridge closest to No. 90 venue. This bridge has a disabled lift on the same side as No. 90.
To help us manage the door, we ask you to stick to the time your ticket says, or you could risk a late fee, £10 per person if you’re late. If you’ve brought a timed-entry ticket, they are cheaper than standard tickets so please be on time, or risk a late fee, period. If you are disabled, whether that is a physical or non-visible disability, and you’re worried about being on time, please email us before the festival at email@example.com. You’ll receive an email from the event organisers, which you can show at accreditation, meaning no late fee.
Welfare & Medical
Please look after yourself, and your friends and be aware of others around you. Please drink water, take a break, and ask for help if you feel unwell, anxious, or overstimulated.
Body Movements will have welfare staff, WAVE trained, moving through venues at various times. Welfare will be wearing high-vis pink vests. They can assist you, but in an emergency, the best people to help are always the venue staff, bar staff (some who are first-aid trained), and security staff. All venue, bar, and security staff have been WAVE trained and briefed to respect the LGBTQ+ community. Seek them out if there is an issue, or speak to the promoters running the stage. The welfare sanctuary is located near Queen’s Yard. Please see map.
We have a medic point and ambulance service outside Colour Factory. Please note: If you are inside a venue and need medical attention, please inform the venue staff, bar staff or security who will call a medic. If you are outside walking between venues, please call 999, or make your way to the medic station.
Closest A&E Medical facilities are at:
Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR 0208 510 5555 (1.6 miles)
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB 0207 377 7000 (3.0 miles)
Drinking water will be available for free at each bar, encouraging people to keep hydrated and lowering the risk of intoxication.