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Dance in the Dark

Funded on Spacehive 4 October 2016 Delivered 1 October 2016

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Dance in the Dark

Illuminate Freedom By Illuminate Freedom

Challenge your senses and Dance in the Dark! Join us for an exciting afternoon in the park with Music, Dance for Health, Sport for All and Adult Bouncy Castles! Fun for all the family.

Islington Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 04 Oct 2016!

Following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and National Eye Health Week, Illuminate Freedom, in partnership with Better and Islington Council, are helping to raise awareness of sight loss and inclusive access to dance, exercise and sport, for people of all ages and abilities in Islington and across London. - A fun and uplifting Dance for Health Class, to 50s and 60s music, with Illuminate Freedom - Walking Football, with Arsenal Football Club - Target Practice, with Metro Blind Sport - Adult Bouncy Castle plus a Bungee Run, both with full Access Support! - Face Painting - Free Light Refreshment - Royal London Society for Blind People and Illuminate Freedom Information Tables Sighted visitors will get the chance to challenge their senses during each activity, by being offered a blindfold and instructions on how to take part... in the dark! #DanceintheDark is fully inclusive and is for everyone – of all ages and all abilities – so come along and join in the fun!

What we'll deliver:

  • A safe and supportive environment for having fun, meeting new people and getting fitter and healthier
  • Two fabulous giant adult bouncy castles, supervised by our wonderful Access Support Team
  • A fun and uplifting, fully inclusive, giant audio-described dance in the park
  • Fantastic inclusive sports activities with some of the leading organisations providing Sport for All!
  • Our wonderful DJ playing some fabulous music next to our "Freedom to Move" dance floor
  • Children and adult Face Painting and FREE water and fruit
  • New regular accessible Dance for Health and exercise classes and opportunities, in Islington and across London

Why it's a great idea:

Dance in the Dark is a great idea because there are very few regular dance, exercise and health and well-being programmes for visually impaired people in Islington and across London. Since Illuminate Freedom launched in 2015, we have been inundated with requests from people to bring our awesome classes and services to their own boroughs. Much awareness still needs to be raised across London and the UK with regards to sight loss, and Dance in the Dark aims to bring the community together to break down barriers and build cohesion.

Steps to get it done:

  • Booking the DJ, bouncy castles, face painters, dance and sport activities, information tables and buying the equipment
  • Booking event staff and volunteers and delivering Visual Impairment Awareness Training
  • Implementing Health and Safety procedures
  • Advertising Dance in the Dark and spreading the word
  • Designing the fun sessions and adding audio description
  • Launching Dance in the Dark!
  • Sharing our photos and videos of the event on our website and Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Sharing our photos of the event on our Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Delivering future weekly Dance for Health classes for visually impaired people across London
  • Delivering regular accessible Dance, Exercise, Health and Well-Being Programmes across London

Location Islington

About the space

Highbury Fields, Highbury Cres, London N5


London Borough of Islington

How will the money be spent?Total £5,534

Illuminate Freedom Project Delivery - £1,400 (25%)
DJ Fee, Music and licences - £500 (9%)
2x Adult Bouncy Castles - £410 (7%)
2x Face Painters - £380 (7%)
Iluminate Freedom Administration Team - £360 (7%)
3x Event Assistants - £360 (7%)
5x Event Volunteers - £300 (5%)
5x Access Support Workers - £300 (5%)
Event Expertise - £240 (4%)
Target Practice - £200 (4%)
Other - £1,084 (20%)

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.

Illuminate Freedom Project Delivery
DJ Fee, Music and licences
2x Adult Bouncy Castles
2x Face Painters
Iluminate Freedom Administration Team
3x Event Assistants
5x Event Volunteers
5x Access Support Workers
Event Expertise
Target Practice
Other Read More
  • 2x Dance for Health Teachers
  • Spacehive fees
  • Walking Football
  • Illuminate Freedom Banners
  • 2x Gazebos
  • Temporary Structure Licence
  • Water and Fruit
  • Greenspace Event Permission
  • Van for Equipment
  • Generator for Electricity
  • 100x Blindfolds
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £5,534

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