Venue Location

 

Accessibility Information for The World Transformed

The World Transformed is an event for everyone so if there’s any specific support or assistance you may need during the festival please email wafa@theworldtransformed.org. The further in advance we understand your needs the better so please notify us of any of the following apply:

  • You may require a BSL interpreter.
  • You are worried about travelling between two different venues and getting to sessions on time.
  • You may need special assistance from volunteers at certain times
  • You are visually impaired and need a seat closer to the front or enlarged copies of materials for specific sessions.

 Getting to TWT

By Car: This year TWT is spread across nine venues a short distance from each other and from Brighton train station. Below is a list of car parks that are free for blue badge holders:

 

1. Black Rock: Arundel Terrace, Brighton BN2 1GA, UK

2. Haddington Street: Haddington St, Hove BN3 3YQ, UK

3. High Street: 40 Ardingly St, Brighton BN2 1RG, UK

4. King Alfred: Hove St, Hove BN3, UK

5. Norton Road:13 Norton Rd, Hove BN3 3BE, UK

6. Oxford Court: Oxford Ct, Brighton BN1 4LA, UK

 

If you would still like to come to the festival by car there are a number of paid carparks around the city centre below is a map showing where these car parks are and their pricing for two hours, this link has more details.

 

  • Orange/Blue Badge holders can park free and for unlimited time in Voucher Parking spaces and in on-street pay & display spaces in Brighton & Hove.
  • Additionally Blue Badge holders with a clock are allowed to park on yellow lines for up to three hours, provided they are not causing an obstruction.

Please note, parking in the city centre car parks is not free for Blue Badge holders. For more information, you can also call the Blue Badge Shop on 01273 296270.

 

By Train: Brighton station is a short distance from all our main venues and is the best station to use when coming to the festival. Accessibility information for Brighton station is below.

 

Brighton station, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XP

Tel: Southern Customer Service 03451 272920

 

Access: The whole station is step free and is located on ground floor level. Accessible toilets are located on the station concourse. Customer help point and assisted travel booth is located to the side of the gate line. Height adjusted ticket counter and induction loop are available at the Travel Centre. The Travel Centre is also a Visitor Information Point for the city. Low level self-service ticket machines are located on the station concourse. For map and routes of the station please visit this link.

 

Public transport: Bus stops for all parts of the city and bus information point are located directly outside of the station.

 

By Coach: Pool Valley coach station, Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ

National Express contact line: 08717 818178

 

Access: The station is step free. There are no facilities at Pool Valley; there are no ticket machines. The nearest toilet is in the Cultural Quarter or by the Brighton Pier.

 

Public transport: nearest bus stops are located on Old Steine; just a few minuntes walk from the coach station. There is a taxi rank outside the coach station by the Royal Albion Hotel.

 

 

 Enjoying The World Transformed

 

Getting around Brighton

 

Buses: All Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company buses are wheelchair accessible and have the facility to lower the step for easy access. They are also all ‘Talking Buses’ and have screens advising of next stop information

 

Wheelchair accessible taxis: To help improve the availability of wheelchair accessible taxis across the city, Brighton & Hove Council have numbers of Wheelchair accessible taxis on this link.

 

Beach friendly wheelchairs: Special ‘all-terrain’ wheelchairs are now available on Brighton seafront to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the beach. They are free to use. You can get one on the day, but booking is advised and can be done up to a week in advance. A £25 refundable deposit is payable before taking them out. The wheelchairs are available from the council’s seafront office at: 141 King’s Road Arches on the Lower Esplanade in Brighton. For bookings or further information, please call the council’s seafront office on 01273 292716

 

Terrain: For people who have not visited Brighton before, it may be helpful to know that Brighton is situated on a hill that runs from north to south, and from west to east across the city centre. This means that some of the routes within the centre are quite steep, with gradients of up to 1:6 (including Trafalgar Street which runs east to west from the train station). Wheelchair users arriving by train are therefore advised to use Queens Road as the main road to the city centre, and then either Western Road to the main shops, West Street to the sea, or North Street to the shopping areas of the North Laine and the Lanes, and the Royal Pavilion. Some of the streets in the historic parts of the city can be rather narrow, which means that they can become quite congested.

 

This website has lots of further information about accessibility in Brighton.

 

Venues All our sessions are in venues accessible to wheelchairs. There are accessible bathrooms in all venues. Some venues may have a separate entrance for Wheelchair users so just look for signs or ask a volunteer.

 

If you have any further questions about accessibility, please e-mail wafa@theworldtransformed.org and for other enquiries please e-mail info@theworldtransformed.org