Useful Links

A list of links relating to festivals, disability and more…

GAMA at Sunrise Celebration, 2009

Sunrise Celebration 2009 was a smaller event on a new site on an organic farm. As we would be close to the main arena we hoped our visitors would feel fully part of the event and spend most of their time out of the GAMA field When some of us arrived on Bank Holiday Monday… Read more »

Sunrise Festival 2008

Monday before the festival Well it didn’t start well, with the site closed due to rain, mud and flood, when we were meant to be setting up. We stayed with family close by and decided to attempt to get onto site on the Tuesday. Tuesday morning.. ..looked slightly more promising and the sun was out!… Read more »

Festival Eye

This is a transcript of an article written by Miki Hall for the magazine “Festival Eye”, published in Spring 2007: The aims of the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 are simple. The goal is “a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens”. In practical terms, the Act seeks to ensure that… Read more »

Out Of The Ordinary Festival (OOTO), 2009

Sussex, September 2008 This is a small festival held in mid-September which describes itself as follows: “When you step into the Out of the Ordinary Festival you are stepping into another dimension – a place of ancient knowledge, healing, inspiration and love….a combination of healing events and ceremonies, amazing workshops & talks, live music, healthy… Read more »

Big Green Gathering 2007

We had two main sources of funding this year: The Big Green Gathering itself; and a grant from Awards for All towards our facilities, access and events. We used this money to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs to come and camp in the GAMA field and enjoy all that the BGG… Read more »

Big Green Gathering 2006

As with all of the rest of the Big Green Gathering 2006, the Green Access Mobility Area was a huge success. This was demonstrated in part by the sheer numbers of people who opted to come to the Gathering and to camp in our field or to camp elsewhere and use our facilities. There has… Read more »

GAMA at the Big Green Gathering, 2005

In 1995, the Disability Discrimination Act (subsequently amended by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005) allegedly heralded a new beginning for persons with disabilities. The Acts laid down a statutory framework within which obligations were placed on many bodies and organisations to be mindful of the multiplicity of needs that must be taken into account when… Read more »

A day in the life of a GAMA volunteer

Thursday: and its day two in the GAMA field All the GAMA crew camp in the same field as our visitors. It is usually used for sheep. Some of us worked in the set-up crew, spending several days building and decorating our facilities before the festival opened. Most of the rest of us work shifts…. Read more »