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Birmingham Hippodrome

Slava’s Snowshow (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
30th October 2020

End Date:
30th October 2020

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Slava’s Snowshow (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: The multi award-winning international sensation returns to Birmingham Hippodrome by popular demand. Having wowed audiences across the globe, this truly unique theatrical adventure is filled with heart, humour and stunning spectacle.

Slava’s Snowshowpromises a breathtaking multisensory delight in a joyous dream-like world which will touch both your heart and funny bone!

A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike, Slava’s Snowshow has entertained audiences in over 80 countries including Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Hong Kong and Moscow, receiving universal worldwide acclaim.

Enter Slava’s snowy world for a once in a lifetime, joyous, fun-packed event culminating in a blizzard that puts you firmly at the centre of the action leaving you literally knee deep in show!

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sister Act (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
26th September 2020

End Date:
26th September 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Sister Act (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: Returning with a brand-new production – the Broadway, West End and UK smash-hit musical is back!

Produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg and starring Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Chicago, Loose Women) in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.

Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent!

Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar®winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest and funkiest musical around.
It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

We will Rock You (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
2nd May 2020

End Date:
2nd May 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: We will Rock You (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances:
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the show: The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

Hairspray (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
17th October 2020

End Date:
17th October 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: Hairspray (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Directed by Paul Kerryson and with choreography by Drew McOnie, this production is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days – let your hair down and book now!

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

WNO The Marriage of Figaro (Audio Described)

Start Date:
6th May 2020

End Date:
6th May 2020

Start Time:
1900

End Time:
TBC

Event title: WNO The Marriage of Figaro (Audio Described)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the show: It’s supposed to be the happiest day of Figaro and Susanna’s lives but will their wedding even go ahead? Count Almaviva is determined to seduce Susanna, but will his wife find out? Will Figaro be able to outwit his master, for the honour of his bride? Or will the young Cherubino confuse matters even more?

Through a series of twists and turns, The Marriage of Figaro will keep you guessing until the final scene, with Mozart’s sublime score brilliantly bringing the action to life.

WNO’s period-set production has all the ingredients of a classic opera. Elegant sets, opulent costumes and an exceptional ensemble cast combine to pay homage to one of the greatest comic operas of its time.

A co-production with Grand Théâtre de Genève

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

BRB Don Quixote (Audio described Performance)

Start Date:
27th June 2020

End Date:
27th June 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
TBC

Event title: BRB Don Quixote (Audio described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: Carlos Acosta’s stunning version of the dazzling, Cervantes-inspired comedy receives its first UK performances outside London.

Based on Marius Petipa’s virtuoso ballet with music by Ludwig Minkus, Don Quixote introduces us to the eponymous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio and a host of supporting characters. As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, in the process he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams.

Renowned for its virtuoso pas de deux, Don Quixote has never been danced by Birmingham Royal Ballet before. That is no longer the case as we welcome this vivid, exciting and large-scale production to the Hippodrome stage.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

The Phantom of the Opera (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
20th August 2020

End Date:
20th August 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1630 approx

Event title: The Phantom of the Opera (Audio Described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Birmingham next year. Now in its 34th phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.
The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals in history playing to over 145 million people in 41 countries and 183 cities in 17 languages. It has won more than 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

Birmingham Hippodrome

Les Misérables (Audio Described Performance)

Start Date:
4th July 2020

End Date:
4th July 2020

Start Time:
1430

End Time:
1730

Event title: Les Misérables (Audio described Performance)
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 689 1060
Event description: Audio Described Performances-
Audio-description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. The description gives only the essential information that a visually impaired patron might miss.

About the Performance: Returning by popular demand following a sell-out run, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in June 2020.

This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities:

  • £5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
  • 2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
  • Limited availability.

For information about Assisted Performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, click here: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/access/

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session

Start Date:
18th March 2020

End Date:
18th March 2020

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1200

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Groups Cycling Session
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Shropshire RCC
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place today.

Due to the costs there will be a minimum number of 4 to participate. Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected] We need to know by 15:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

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How is Home Care working in Shropshire?

Healthwatch Shropshire have issued a media release requesting service user’s experience of Home Care (Domiciliary Care ie carers visiting your home to help you) in Shropshire to share their experience on how domiciliary care is working for you. Note: If you take part in the survey or communicate with Healthwatch Shropshire on this topic, your personal details ie name/address/telephone number or anything that identifies you, will not be disclosed to anyone.

Healthwatch Shropshire, the local health and social care consumer champion, is asking those receiving home care in Shropshire to tell them about their experiences.

Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said “Provision of home care comes with it’s challenges particularly in rural areas. We would like to know about the service users experiences across Shropshire. We hope to build a picture of how care at home works in Shropshire, identifying good practice and if there is anything that could be improved.

Healthwatch Shropshire have an online survey, click here to take part:  https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/home-care-questionnaire, or contact Healthwatch Shropshire directly by email to [email protected] or 01743 237884”

To download and print the press release, click here: Home Care project PR

Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services.  It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

[1] ‘Home care in England: Views from commissioners and providers’, The Kings Fund, December 2018. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-12/Home-care-in-England-report.pdf