Our next event is going to happen at Lighthouse.
We have chosen this venue because it’s one of the most accessible venues in Brighton (alongside our previous home Fabrica Gallery). It is located in the city centre, has a large reception/gallery area on the ground floor, and has wheelchair accessible elevator to the downstairs area where the bathrooms are located. Our events are now partially seated (and otherwise we have beanbags and cushions), with reserved seats for those with access needs and space kept for wheelchair users. If you attended our events at Fabrica in the past, you will notice that Lighthouse venue has a smaller space (80 people capacity), but we will do our best ensuring that people can move around easily. If you have any problems finding a seat on the night, please tell one of us and we’ll sort one out, or we can reserve a seat with your name on it in advance. If you’d like to talk us about more about accessibility please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to improve our accessibility situation further in the future. We’d like to provide BSL interpretation. If you have any other ideas on how we can improve then please tell us! We are a group of volunteers with no budget so our means are limited, but we really want to be properly accessible and will do everything we can to make that happen!
Our events are FREE in order to be accessible financially for everyone. We usually pass around a donation hat to try to cover our running costs so please contribute if you can!
Getting to Lighthouse
Lighthouse is about a ten-minute walk from Brighton train station and close to the city’s excellent bus links. The nearest bus stop to us is the Kensington Gardens stop on North Road. There are numerous cycle racks in nearby streets, particularly outside the Library in Jubilee Street.
We do not have access to any parking spaces at Lighthouse. The nearest disabled parking bay is in Robert Street. List of disabled parking access
The Fed runs a hire service for wheelchairs, electric mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs nearby.
The nearest car park to Lighthouse is situated on North Road. Though beware, the tariff can be very expensive after 9am. More info.
The most reasonably priced carpark is off Trafalgar Street, just two streets away from Lighthouse. More info.
At the venue
Our venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The entrance leads straight into an open plan space with wooden flooring (no barriers) where the event will take place.
There is a disabled toilet on site, located downstairs that is accessible via lift. For the time of the event all of the bathrooms will be gender neutral.
The gallery has comfortable chairs. If you need any assistance with chairs, or cannot see any available, feel free to ask one of our friendly volunteers who are happy to help.
Most of our posters use large print. If you need any other printed information in large print please ask a member of staff and where possible we will try and print you out the information in a larger font.