Ellis Ginn, Managing Director of Edge-Safe Ltd, is delighted to announce that Edge-Safe has been selected by The Grace Eyre centre, Hove, for its beautiful new theatre conversion within a converted former church and especially dedicated to the needs of young people with special needs and disability.
The new theatre is still under construction and due for official launch in Jan 2012, including a new theatre name.
The new theatre has a small stage just three metres wide at front and a small front of edge drop of approx 0.5m.
For actors in wheelchairs, especially with restricted movement, even a such a small vertical drop represents a horrible and significant hazard.
Edge-Safe were delighted to supply the venue with sufficient Edge-Safe strips to protect the front edge of the stage. Edge-Safe was originally conceived as a way to counter the danger to Performers/Crew of the front edge of stage and of stopping wheeled items rolling off the front of stages such as flight cases and tallescopes.
Edge-Safe is delighted and privileged to contribute towards the performance and safety of special needs and wheelchair artistes too.