Singclude - improving access to choral singing for mobility impaired people

With the help of Big Lottery Awards for All funding, we have purchased a portable and easy-to-operate stair climber which facilitates access to the raked platform in Sheffield’s City Hall.  This enables our wheelchair-using member to participate in our concerts, from which she was previously excluded. It makes access easier for other mobility impaired members, and has successfully aided access in other concert venues with built/raked seating. More about the stairclimber is here.

National launch on 25 Jan 2012

peter whiteYou are warmly invited to attend the national launch of Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus’s Singclude project, hosted by Peter White, Disability Affairs Correspondent for BBC Radio 4.

The launch takes place at 3pm on Wednesday 25 January 2012 at The Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA

The event will offer the chance to:

  • Learn about the project;
  • Hear the benefits it can offer to users and their colleagues;
  • Appreciate how the innovative use of existing technology will open up a new era of access and integration possibilities within choral singing;
  • Network with officials from disability groups, city representatives, potential users of the portable stair climber, representatives from SIV Ltd, the Big Lottery and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus;
  • See the stair climber in action.

RSVP to Kate Reece Email at or 0114 2339316.

Singclude more information | Singclude press release | Swallow Lifts

This official national launch of Singclude has been made possible due to generous support from Big Lottery Awards for All and Sheffield International Venues Ltd.


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