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Relaxed family film club Ellesmere Port

Funded on Spacehive 24 May 2022 Delivered 31 March 2023

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Relaxed family film club Ellesmere Port

Relaxed family film club Ellesmere Port

Caroline Brader By Caroline Brader

Action Transport Theatre will provide a monthly family film club, creating an accessible and ’relaxed’ alternative to a cinema experience that is suitable for SEND/neurodivergant children

Whitby Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 24 May 2022!

ATT will re-start its family film club in the wonderful new theatre and arts venue in Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port due to open in spring/summer 2022. The new provision will have a particular emphasis on creating an environment that is supportive of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities or who are neurodivergent. – this might include support staff, break out spaces, alterations to light and sound and an atmosphere that celebrates difference! We will work with families and disability services to co-design the project.. 500 children and their families will be invited to grab a chair (or a bean bag!), help themselves to drinks and popcorn and enjoy a 'U'-rated movie - from vintage Disney to modern animated classics.

What we'll deliver:

  • A minimum of 5 film experiences to benefit up to 500 people.

Why it's a great idea:

Families in Ellesemere Port with children who have learning disabilities or who are neurodivergent tell us how challenging it can be to find spaces and activities that are welcoming and accessible for them and their children., Trips to the cinema can be a real challenge due to price, due to anxiety of being disruptive to others or due to challenging sensory experiences. The benefits of this provision will include - Increased access to arts and culture for families at risk of missing out - Improved wellbeing - Decreased social isolation

Steps to get it done:

  • co-design session with families
  • programme and promote the films
  • purchase specialist equipment
  • recruit specialist staff

Location Whitby

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,201

specialist support staff - £1,000 (31%)
cost of space - £750 (23%)
Contribution towards specialist equipment/furniture - £400 (12%)
technical staff - £400 (12%)
film license - £250 (8%)
Facilitator for co-design sessions with disabled families/services - £200 (6%)
Other - £201 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

specialist support staff
cost of space
Contribution towards specialist equipment/furniture
technical staff
film license
Facilitator for co-design sessions with disabled families/services
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees

Total £3,201

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