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Fully-accessible film & TV convention comes to Aylesbury

Aylesbury Town Council say a Paralympic year is the perfect time to welcome this event.

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:29am 21st February 2020. 3-minute read.

Fully-accessible film & TV convention comes to Aylesbury

A fully-accessible film and TV convention is coming to Aylesbury this summer.

The Town Council say a Paralympic year is the perfect time for Feel The Force Day to happen here.

Comic book and movie characters will be spotted in the town in June at The Grange School.

The event came about in Peterborough in 2013, when a man named JJ couldn't find a film and TV convention that his friend could attend - all because he is deaf and blind.

JJ and a team of dedicated volunteers worked hard to create Feel The Force Day: an unconventional convention.

With humble beginnings in a small hall in Peterborough and 400 visitors, to last year's XL event where over 8,000+ people enjoyed this life enhancing experience.

Aylesbury Town Council say that it is with huge excitement and pride that Feel The Force Day is coming to Aylesbury - the home of the Paralympics, in this a Paralympic year.  

The founding team are working with Aylesbury Town Council, who already provide a wide range of accessible community events in the town, Dead Universe Comics and TGP Nominal to ensure people of Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area get to experience the unforgettable.

With an unprecedented amount of costumed characters wandering the venue, visitors are actively encouraged to dress up too.  

In a statement, ATC said:

The attention to the small details on the day is what sets this apart from other conventions - there are touch tables, sensory rooms, a quiet chill out room, story space, a huge number of BSL interpreters and most importantly everyone involved with the event, feels the beautiful force that giving their time, care and thoughtfulness to someone else brings.  

The team understands that access is about more than just a ramp and a disabled loo.

It's about contact, smell, texture, understanding; subtle and nuanced things that make life easier for you no matter your need or impairment, even the difficulty in proving you're actually disabled in the first place can be a challenge.

The team are working on the full line up of stars to meet and the stage performances, with information being released closer to the event.  

For more information and tickets visit www.feeltheforceday.com

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