Through Our Eyes
The Millennium Forum has recently completed an exciting new access project called ‘Through Our Eyes’ in partnership with pantomime sponsors, Richmond Centre, Arts & Business NI and Stage Beyond.
‘Through Our Eyes’ is a film directed by Ronan Carr and stars the talented Stage Beyond Theatre group (young adult theatre group with learning difficulties). The short film takes you on an accessible journey through the Richmond Centre and the Millennium Forum, highlighting barriers and access issues for people with disabilities as they shop and visit the Millennium Forum. It is a thought provoking film produced with a fun and entertaining narrative.
Cara Mc Cartney, Millennium Forum Sponsorship and Development Officer said:
“As a registered charity, the Millennium Forum is very grateful for the support of the Richmond Centre and Arts and Business NI who have helped fund this delightful film. As the premier arts venue in the Northwest, we continue to lead the way in accessibility and look forward to forming new partnerships which help the Millennium Forum deliver award winning performances and impactful educational accessible projects for all our communities.”
Kate Livingston, Arts Development Officer, Arts and Business:
“This Millennium Forum and Richmond Centre project delivered on every level. Through Our Eyes proved how a local arts and business partnership can creatively tackle the everyday issues people with invisible disabilities face while shopping or going to the theatre. By reimagining their public spaces through the eyes of users with additional needs, the partners helped young individuals connect with their environment.”
Jennifer Taylor, Marketing Manager of the Richmond Centre, added:
“It’s been a great honour to be part of this innovative and thought-provoking project. It is our aim to ensure that the Richmond Centre is a centre for everyone and that all customers can have a relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience. We are delighted to build on our existing partnership with the Millennium Forum and Arts & Business, working collaboratively to showcase local talent and advocate for accessibility for everyone in the community.”
To find out how your business can partner with the Millennium Forum, contact Cara McCartney, Sponsorship and Development Officer, on 02871272785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through our Eyes video can be viewed: https://youtu.be/o4SBy6qv-Cs