News: A BusStopping performance

Wednesday 19 November 2003

A BusStopping performance!
80% of London’s buses are now more accessible to everyone and Transport for London and Inner Arts are celebrating this week.

BusStopping is an arts project where a diverse group of performers transform an accessible bus into a stage for music, dance and drama. It is just one of the events marking the European Year of Disabled People and highlights how it is easier for disabled people and other users to travel on London’s buses.

Head of Equality and Inclusion at Transport for London, Pip Hesketh said: “BusStopping celebrates our commitment to disabled people. Access is very important to us and we consider measures to improve accessibility to be part of our every day business activity. We will continue to work closely with disabled people to ensure that all improvements we make to buses and bus stop facilities do make travel easier for disabled people and other travelers.”

Inner Arts Director, Rachel Bradbear said: “Developing a performance in such an unusual space has been a very exciting challenge. By involving a diverse group from Newham we have been able to highlight buses as accessible spaces for all. With BusStopping we hope to break down barriers to in a fun and innovative way.”

Catch BusStopping at:

Thurs 17th 6.15pm Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX

Friday 18th 1 & 3pm City Hall, The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA
6.40pm Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Saturday 19th 1 & 3pm Respect Festival, The Dome, Greenwich SE10

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