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Access Information

We’re committed to making Random String Festival as accessible as we can. This page has all the information on accessibility for the event, including trail maps and how to contact us if you have any additional questions. 

Random String Festival takes place in the evening and outside along the canal towpath and in the canal basin. The ground surfaces vary and are uneven in places, and we will be dimming streetlights along the route so that light and projection based artworks can be more visible, please bear this in mind before visiting the festival. 

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This information is provided for visitors who may wish to plan their visit in more detail for reasons of accessibility. As a result, these tabs may contain spoilers.

Accessible Toilets

There are three lots of accessible toilets on the route. They are marked on the map in the following places: The first is at the Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the route. The second is on the green between the towpath and The Moorings, at the halfway point of the route. It is roughly 0.5 kilometres or 0.3 miles from the first toilet. The third is in the Canal Basin, at the end of the route. It is roughly 0.6 kilometres or 0.4 miles from the second toilet.

There are three lots of accessible toilets on the route. They are marked on the map in the following places:

The first is at the Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the route.

The second is on the green between the towpath and The Moorings, at the halfway point of the route. It is roughly 0.5 kilometres or 0.3 miles from the first toilet.

The third is in the Canal Basin, at the end of the route. It is roughly 0.6 kilometres or 0.4 miles from the second toilet. 

Rest Areas

There are three rest areas located along the route. They are marked on the map in the following places: The first is at the Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the route. The second is on the green between the towpath and The Moorings, at the halfway point of the route. It is roughly 0.5 kilometres or 0.3 miles from the first rest area. The third is in the Canal Basin, at the end of the route. It is roughly 0.6 kilometres or 0.4 miles from the second rest area. There will be seating available at these rest areas but it will be limited, so please bear this in mind when planning your visit.

There are three rest areas located along the route. They are marked on the map in the following places:

The first is at the Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the route.

The second is on the green between the towpath and The Moorings, at the halfway point of the route. It is roughly 0.5 kilometres or 0.3 miles from the first rest area.

The third is in the Canal Basin, at the end of the route. It is roughly 0.6 kilometres or 0.4 miles from the second rest area.

There will be seating available at these rest areas but it will be limited, so please bear this in mind when planning your visit. 

 

Audiences using Mobility Aids

The first marker on the map is at our Welcome Station in Leicester row car park. Access to our Welcome Station, and the entrance to the art trail, are both step-free.  The second marker on the map is near Artwork 5. Please be aware there is no verge on this section of the towpath.  The next marker on the map is at Artwork 6. This section of the trail crosses a pedestrian bridge. There is a ramp on both sides. The next marker on the map is by Daimler Powerhouse, a few meters from the end of Artwork 6 on the pedestrian bridge, on the other side of the towpath. Please be aware this is the narrowest point on the trail, where the path is 80cm wide for a brief stretch. The next marker on the map is near Artwork 8. Please be aware that this portion of the trail crosses a quiet residential road, but there are drop-curbs in the pavement.  The next marker on the map is on a service road leading from the towpath into the Canal Basin. As the trail moves into the Canal Basin, the pavement narrows too much to use safely. For this reason, we advise all audiences to briefly follow the road round into the basin. There will be City Hosts present to help with crowd-flow and safety.  The next marker on the map is at the edge of the Canal Basin, where it faces onto St Nicholas Street. Pick-up and drop-off point at the end of the trail is in the Canal Basin.

The first marker on the map is at our Welcome Station in Leicester row car park. Access to our Welcome Station, and the entrance to the art trail, are both step-free. 

The second marker on the map is near Artwork 5. Please be aware there is no verge on this section of the towpath. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 6. This section of the trail crosses a pedestrian bridge. There is a ramp on both sides.

The next marker on the map is by Daimler Powerhouse, a few meters from the end of Artwork 6 on the pedestrian bridge, on the other side of the towpath. Please be aware this is the narrowest point on the trail, where the path is 80cm wide for a brief stretch.

The next marker on the map is near Artwork 8. Please be aware that this portion of the trail crosses a quiet residential road, but there are drop-curbs in the pavement. 

The next marker on the map is on a service road leading from the towpath into the Canal Basin. As the trail moves into the Canal Basin, the pavement narrows too much to use safely. For this reason, we advise all audiences to briefly follow the road round into the basin. There will be City Hosts present to help with crowd-flow and safety. 

The next marker on the map is at the edge of the Canal Basin, where it faces onto St Nicholas Street. Pick-up and drop-off point at the end of the trail is in the Canal Basin. 

Blind and partially sighted audiences

This art trail takes place at night, so visibility will be much lower at later slots. We recommend booking an earlier slot (5pm-6pm) if you will struggle with darkness. All elements of this art trail are visual. The first marker on this map is at Artwork 4. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight. The second marker on the map is at Artwork 6. This piece is multi-sensory and can be touched. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight.

This art trail takes place at night, so visibility will be much lower at later slots. We recommend booking an earlier slot (5pm-6pm) if you will struggle with darkness.

All elements of this art trail are visual. 

The first marker on this map is at Artwork 4. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight. 

The second marker on the map is at Artwork 6. This piece is multi-sensory and can be touched. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight.

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This piece is a large-scale projection and may be more visible than smaller works depending on your sight. 

 

D/deaf + hard of hearing audiences

D/deaf and Hearing Impaired Map. The first marker on the map is at Artwork 1. This piece contains music. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download on our website. The second marker on the map is at Artwork 3. This piece contains a sound element that we are unable to caption. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This piece contains music which we ask audiences to play through their own headphones. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download from our website. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This piece contains music. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download on our website.

The first marker on the map is at Artwork 1. This piece contains music. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download on our website.

The second marker on the map is at Artwork 3. This piece contains a sound element that we are unable to caption. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This piece contains music which we ask audiences to play through their own headphones. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download from our website. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This piece contains music. Captions for this piece will be available to view or download on our website. 

 

Sensory Map

All aspects of this art trail contain light or projection. We have used this map to mark where there are other sensory elements, such as sound. The first marker on the map is in our Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the trail. Whilst we are managing crowd-flow through ticket numbers and other measures, our Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park could have up to 50 people at one time and could get noisy or overwhelming. The second marker on the map is at Artwork 1 on the trail. This installation contains music. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 5. This installation contains lasers. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 6 on the trail. The installation on the bridge is a sensory installation. It features light, texture, vibrations, and other sensory elements. Please get in touch with us by emailing access@ludicrooms.com if you would like further info on this piece in particular, as we understand this could be overwhelming for some people. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This installation contains music. It requires the music to be played on your phone through headphones. If you would prefer to listen without headphones you may do so, but please remember this is a residential area and do not play the piece too loudly. The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This installation contains music.

All aspects of this art trail contain light or projection. We have used this map to mark where there are other sensory elements, such as sound. 

The first marker on the map is in our Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park, at the beginning of the trail. Whilst we are managing crowd-flow through ticket numbers and other measures, our Welcome Station in Leicester Row car park could have up to 50 people at one time and could get noisy or overwhelming. 

The second marker on the map is at Artwork 1 on the trail. This installation contains music. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 5. This installation contains lasers.

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 6 on the trail. The installation on the bridge is a sensory installation. It features light, texture, vibrations, and other sensory elements. Please get in touch with us by emailing access@ludicrooms.com if you would like further info on this piece in particular, as we understand this could be overwhelming for some people. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 7. This installation contains music. It requires the music to be played on your phone through headphones. If you would prefer to listen without headphones you may do so, but please remember this is a residential area and do not play the piece too loudly. 

The next marker on the map is at Artwork 9. This installation contains music.

 

Get in touch

If you have any further questions about access at Random String Festival, just drop us an email.

art + light + canal + night