Monday 2 April
Accessibility and inclusivity are central to Depot’s mission and on Monday 2 April we are celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. This day will launch Depot’s ongoing series of sensory friendly screenings. In these regular screenings, there’s an easy-going attitude to comings and goings, if people need to move around or take a break from the screening. The film sound volume will be slightly reduced and the auditorium lights on half. Autism-trained staff will be on hand. Events include animation classes and sensory friendly screenings aimed at young people and adults.
10:30 – 12:00 Stop Motion Animation Class for 8-11 year olds
This class will have a maximum of 8 participants and will be supported by 3 professionals who are all experienced in working with learners on the autism spectrum. £8 per person. Learners will need to bring a smartphone.
13:00 – 14:40 Screening – Peter Rabbit
This adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classical tale of a rebellious rabbit is voiced by A List stars such as James Corden and Margot Robbie. Please note, this film contains a controversial scene where Mr McGregor has berries that he is allergic to thrown at him.
15:00 – 17:00 Stop Motion Animation Class for 12-16 year olds.
This class will have a maximum of 12 participants and will be supported by 3 professionals who are all experienced in working with learners on the autism spectrum. £12 per person. Learners will need to bring a smartphone.
17:30 – 19:15 Screening – The Greatest Showman Singalong
Join in the fun singing along with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams in this spectacular celebration of showbusiness. Please note that although this film is rated PG it does include scenes of fighting.
Alongside the animation classes and screenings, space will be provided for carers and parents to relax and enjoy a coffee in Depot’s gallery.