Z-Access Day

  • DATE

    16 June 2024

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • AGES





    Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Rd, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA

What can I expect from the day?

A day filled with creativity and inclusion, celebrating our love of libraries and books in partnership with Manchester’s Festival of Libraries. This event will feature engaging workshops in dance, drama, music, circus, and arts. Our interactive experience, The 100 Story Hotel, will be open for families to enjoy, with an experienced Story Explorer on hand to support families through the experience.

Who is this day for?

The day is designed to cater especially to families where a member may have an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication challenges, or identifies with a disability. Z-access Day promises joy and inclusion for all.

What will you have on the day to support me and my family?

The day is open and free for all, and will have a dedicated team of friendly and inclusive facilitators and staff, including a BSL interpreter. Colourful maps will guide you on your adventure through various activities within the building. Additionally, we offer a sensory room and a designated time-out space for families seeking a moment of respite or tranquillity.

What is the schedule for the day?

Drop in activities between 11am-2pm:

  • Storytelling with Tabitha in the Play Space
  • Art and crafts with Venture Arts in the Art Space
  • Music with The Bridgewater Hall in the Music Space

    Timed activities:

  • The 100 Story Hotel performances – 11:30am and 1pm
  • Dance with Dance Syndrome – 11am-11:45am and 11:45am-12:30pm
  • Circus with The Circus House – 12:30-1:15pm and 1:15pm-2pm

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all attendees, booking is essential. For further details or to secure your tickets for Z-access feel free to visit Z-arts in person, book online here, or contact the Z-arts Box Office at 0161 226 1912.

For enquiries regarding access, our dedicated Access Officer, Tabitha can be reached at 0161 226 1912 or via email at tabitha@z-arts.org.