Kynren Receives Accessibility and Disability Equality Award
Published : 06 Jul, 2019
Kynren – An Epic Tale of England has been commended for its accessibility and disability equality by Attitude is Everything, a charity dedicated to improving deaf and disabled people's access to live music and events.
The multi-award-winning show, which opened with its 50th Anniversary performance on Saturday, 29th June – and running until Saturday, 14th September has received a Bronze Award as part of a UK-wide Charter of Best Practice compiled by the charity.
Over 125 venues and festivals have already signed up to the Charter, adopting it as an industry standard for accessibility at live music events and agreeing to be mystery shopped by a team of deaf and disabled volunteers.
“Eleven Arches has done a great job of ensuring their spectacular show Kynren is accessible to everyone, including training their large volunteer team in disability equality and providing comprehensive access information for disabled customers, ” said Gideon Feldman, Head of Programmes and Business Development for The Charter.
“The ethos of the Charter is that deaf and disabled people should be as independent as they want to be at live music events,” he added.
Anne- Isabelle Daulon, CEO and Co-Founder of Kynren said she was delighted to have received the award and is committed to working with Attitude is Everything to further enhance the experience.
“We are continually developing our accessibility to ensure this world-class production can be enjoyed by all members of the community,” she said.
“Our next goals are to reach Silver and then Gold status as we continually look at ways to exceed our audiences’ expectations,” she added.
Taking place every Saturday until 14th September*, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is a multi-award winning production featuring a 1,000-strong cast and crew, performed on a gigantic 7.5-acre stage just outside Bishop Auckland. The experience is ranked among the Top 5 Performances to see in the UK on TripAdvisor.
The show magically transports audiences back through time on a stunning journey through 2,000 years of English history and legend; from Boudicca and King Arthur to Queen Elizabeth I and the English Civil War on to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and both World Wars. Expect lavish pageantry to thrilling choreography, stunts, equestrianism, special effects and pyrotechnics.