Access Information for BUZZCUT Festival 2016
Festival Dates and Location
Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th April
Check out the schedule here.
Pearce Institute, 840 – 860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UUTickets and booking
No tickets are required to attend BUZZCUT Festival and all events are pay-what-you-can. Some performances are limited capacity and you will need to sign up for a slot on the day of the performance at the welcome desk from 13:00, however most events will hold a large number of people so you will be fine to turn up on the day.
Getting to the Pearce Institute
The Pearce Institute is 300m from Govan Subway station. There is a car park available by Govan Pier on Water Road, which is 400m from the Pearce Institute. Bus routes that go to the Pearce Institute along Govan Road are: First 90, 765 McGills 21, 23, 23a, 26 Stage Coach x19
Welcome Desk / Access Information on the day
The welcome desk is located in the entrance foyer by the accessible entrance to the Pearce Institute, next to the lift. There will be a Sign Language Interpreter and a team of volunteers to provide you all the information you need. The festival hub and social space is located inside in the Macleod hall where all information and announcements will be projected, spoken and BSL interpreted.
Spaces / Wheelchair Access
All performance spaces except the ‘Billiard Room’ on the first floor are directly wheelchair accessible, please ask a volunteer if an accessible route is not immediately clear. In order to access the Billiard Room we have hired a stairlift called the SuperTrack Major to climb the dozen steps to the room and have a team who are fully trained in its use. More information about the stairlift can be found here.
We have a team of trained volunteers who are able to offer basic personal assistance in the main social area. Please go and say hello if you require any assistance.
Sign Language Interpretation / Text Support
We will have a team of Sign Language Interpreters around the festival to offer assistance and interpret specific text based performances. We will also have text support for some performances. For more information about which performances have interpretation and text support, or are highly visual and non-text based, please check out our programme. If you would like to see a performance that isn’t marked as interpreted, please speak to someone at the welcome desk.
Audio Description / Access for Visually Impaired Audiences
When entering a certain durational performances and installations, please speak to a volunteer at the entrance to the room who will be able to provide you a description of the visuals inside. Please consult the programme for information on which performances offer these services or which are highly sound based.
We will have a dedicated rest area with sofas and beds. This will be in the courtyard in a heated marquee from Wednesday – Saturday, and in the Alex Fergusson Suite on Sunday 10th. Please ask at the welcome desk for more information.