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Manchester University Music Society Presents:

Summer Proms Extravaganza Wednesday 7 June 2017, 11am Join us for a spectacular summer proms concert for everyone to enjoy. From classical favourites to a selection of well-known contemporary songs, come along, sing-along and enjoy! This is a relaxed performance, open to everyone in an informal setting. FREE – booking essential

What is a relaxed performance? A relaxed performance is designed to be less formal than other events and is intended to be welcoming to people who may not feel comfortable attending the theatre. Audience members are free to move about the concert hall or go in or out as needed. Making noise during the performance is acceptable – please join in and sing along! The lights will remain on during the concert. Audience members will have the chance to meet the musicians and try some musical instruments themselves.

Who can attend? Anyone can attend this concert. It is especially open to: • Visitors with autism spectrum conditions. • Anyone with a learning disability or a sensory and communication disorder. • People living with dementia. • Families with small children. • Friends, family members and carers are also welcome! We would like you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. To support this, we have prepared a visual guide which is available on request. We encourage anyone who wishes to discuss their specific requirements further to contact us.

Booking information This event is FREE for everyone, but booking is essential. How to book Please contact Amy Jones on 0161 306 1669 or email Group bookings are welcome. The concert will start at 11am and end at 12pm.

How to find us The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is situated on the south side of Manchester city centre in the heart of the University’s campus. It is located just behind the Manchester Museum, on Oxford Road, approximately a mile south of the city centre.

Access The Martin Harris Centre is fully accessible. The Centre has a ramp at the Coupland Street entrance and there is a level floor entrance to the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall. Both entrances to the building have auto-opening doors. There are wheelchair spaces in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall. Patrons are advised to discuss access requirements at the time of booking. The box office has a low level counter and there are disabled toilet facilities available on the ground floor. The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall has been fitted with an infra-red induction loop. Receivers for this facility are available from the Box Office. Please advise of your requirements at the time of booking. There is seating in the main foyer and baby changing facilities available.

Parking The nearest car park to the Centre is the multi-storey car park off Higher Cambridge Street. Disabled (blue badge) visitors will be allowed to access on-campus parking as near as possible to the Centre. This will be free of charge and accessible via the intercom help point at the entry to campus (to the left of the entrance to Booth Street West multi-storey). This can be arranged in advance. Where it is not possible to accommodate this, there are plenty of dedicated disabled bays at the multi-storey car park and these are also free of charge; however, to obtain free exit the paper ticket taken on entry must be validated by the attendant before returning to your vehicle. There is a drop off point outside the venue. If you are bringing a minibus and need to park, please inform us at the time of booking. The multi-storey on Higher Cambridge Street has been awarded the ‘Park Mark’ award. Safer parking status, Park Mark®, is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police.

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL Telephone: 0161 306 1669 MHCentre @MHCentre

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