Performance Interpreting provides British Sign Language Interpreters to music and entertainment venues across the UK. We deliver quality access to the Deaf community, helping Service Providers to become inclusive and deaf friendly.
Testimony from an attendee of Leeds Festival 2018
Firstly I would like to say what an amazing team you all are and what a privilege it has been to meet you all.
My partner Ryan, bought me the tickets to Sunday at Leeds Festival as a birthday surprise (April). I loved music and Panic at the Disco are one of my favourite bands (have been since age 17). Ryan booked the tickets as my hearing is dropping considerably and rapidly. knowing that one day I won’t be able to listen/hear the music I have grown up with and love so much is one of the main reasons Ryan bought me the ticket ( see panic at the disco, papa roach, sum 41, deaf havana) while I can still kind of hear them.
Since April I have become more and more stressed about coming to the festival and not be able to fully enjoy it. on the way to the festival, I was so upset and nervous about, what it was going to be like, will i be able to hear, it outdoor so sound is lost, where can I position myself so I can see and hear best, the list is endless… ( I have never been to a festival before)
I didn’t know that BSL performance interpretation was something that could be accessed until I saw your tent!
All the team was so friendly and welcoming. You all went above and beyond to explain what Performance interpretation is and how it works and how it can help me enjoy the festival to its full potential. Arranging the access tickets, WOW!
Seein the performance of panic at the disco, with interpretation was (heartwarming, I nearly cried) for the first time in about 10 years I could watch a band I loved and understand the lyrics and fully enjoy the performance. the interpretation made it feel so real like I could really understand the music, the lyrics, and the atmosphere. The energy the performance interpreter’s had was electric.
The team: Since being told I was deaf (12 years ago) and starting learning BSL and deaf culture, and not really feeling like I fitted into the hearing world or Deaf world. I felt comfortable and you all made me feel welcome and I felt that I was part of the group. I felt like I finally belonged, not in one world but both, That I can’t thank you enough for. Thank you all.
Your team has made me feel like I can enjoy music again and not be worried or think I can’t go or do that.
Please thank the rest of your team for making what has been one of the best music events I have ever been to possible, because of the work you do.
Thank you all very much
6th February 2019, 14:30-17:00pm
BSL Interpreted Event
BSL Interpreter – Sarah Hides
For accessible tickets
or telephone no: 0843 373 3000
Please contact our customer services team, when booking a ticket please let them know you are a BSL User, and need to be seated near the Interpreter.
Dedicated seats for BSL users will be located in Block 9 (rows, A, B and C) opposite the interpreter for this event.
The Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour is waltzing back on the road next year for 29 supersized sequin-filled shows across the country. Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2017 TV show winner Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour for a second time.
The 2019 tour will be directed once again by the FAB-U-LOUS Strictly TV Judge Craig Revel Horwood and feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the highly anticipated 16th series of the award-winning BBC One show. Further casting announcements will be made over the coming months.
Arena audiences are in for a real treat, as they enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment, showcasing all the amazing choreography and incredible live music that Strictly is famous for. They will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them spellbound, together with all the glitz, glamour and magic of the TV show live on stage – this is a must-see spectacle for fans of all ages.
Ore Oduba said: “Goes without saying, I’m so excited to be back hosting the Tour again! As many people know, Strictly means a lot to me so to be back with the gang…well, let’s just say it didn’t take long for me to say ‘yes’! I had the best time hosting the 2018 tour, the Strictly fans were as loud and excitable as ever. And I’m sure 2019 will be no different, we’ve got a sensational show planned. And yes – when we hit the road in January – I will be packing my dancing shoes!”
As well as enjoying the glittering routines, arena audiences have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. After each celebrity couple has performed, the tour judges will provide their invaluable critique and scores – but the audience can also vote via text for the favourite couple and ultimately they will decide who wins!View website Book tickets