South Hill Park

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Access All Areas

April 15, 2020

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre is introducing a new project called ‘Access All Areas’, which aims to develop understanding on invisible disabilities and inclusion. ‘Access All Areas’ was made possible from a successful funding application to The National Lottery Community Fund about developing a project which aims to break the silence on invisible/hidden disabilities, and we are very grateful for their support in this important work.

We are inviting our community to participate in a series of hands on sessions, led by professional artists, to create artwork that will culminate to an interactive installation. The art installation will be installed in a space by the Studio Galley, as well as at the Wilde Community Gallery. The participation to the workshops and the exhibitions will be free to visitors ensuring learning has a wider reach, impact and legacy.

‘Access All Areas’  aims to raise awareness of the lived experience of people with invisible illnesses/disabilities for example; Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, HIV, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Severe Depression and Anxiety, as well as the day to day life challenges they face, particularly in accessing public spaces.

South Hill Park will use what we have learnt from this project in order to inform future programming, and we will share this knowledge with our local partners.

More information about this exciting new project will follow soon. In the meantime, if you are interested to discover more about the project and how to get involved please contact


  1. Maggie Smith

    Disappointed not to see Young people with Dementia on your list. This is often overlooked and the sufferers thought to be stupid or rude, which is definitely not the case. They would so benefit from art groups.

    • Katie Greet

      Hi Maggie, thank you for your message. Of course anyone with a hidden illness/disability is welcome to take part in the project. We have listed some examples to give an idea of some of the groups of people we are hoping to help raise awareness for with this project, but there is no limit on who we are reaching out to.