Dirty Water Records

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Disabled access to Dirty Water gigs

Dirty Water endeavours to make its events available to all. All we care about is that you dig Rock’n’Roll;  everything else is just detail to us, but it ain’t just detail to everyone, is it?

Our home venue is the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston and we’ve added some information about our gigs there below. We will try to add similar information about the alternative venues we occasionally use, but at any point please feel free to email label@dirtywaterclub.com or phone Paul on 07958 907 657 if you have any questions. Any feedback on this information would be gratefully accepted.

Shacklewell Arms

Venue: Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB (http://www.shacklewellarms.com/)
Access: It is a ground floor venue with clear wheelchair access through the main bar with only a 3-inch step impediment. I trip over it constantly, however.
Capacity: 220 including the talent and the staff. It often gets very crowded, and warm.
Parking/Travel: Not a lot of options. After 7 p.m. local resident parking spaces are free for all to use approximately 100 yards from the venue. All our bands use them and none have had a problem. There is an easy drop off point next to the venue.
Personal Assistants: Personal assistants are offered a place on the house guest list. As with all patrons, stamps will provided at the door. No evidence is required as the honour system has never failed us.
Viewing platforms: Not a lot of options. Stage right tends to be less frantic than right in front and many people choose that option. It has an excellent view of the entire stage. The stage itself is less than 3 feet high and there is no raised area from which to view the bands.
Toilets: There are no disabled toilets available. We will update further on this.
Hearing Loop & BSL: No facility available.
Assistance dogs: No regular facility available for their toileting/drinking but will be provided upon request.
Strobe lighting: Not normally used, but suggest questions be put to us in advance to confirm for a given night.
Medical services: We will update further on this.

Boston Arms Music Room

Venue: Boston Arms Music Room, 178 Junction Rd, London N19 5QQ (info@bostonarms.co.uk) Telephone: +44 (0)207 272 8153
Access: It is a ground floor venue with clear wheelchair access including no steps.
Capacity: 300 including the talent and the staff. It often gets very crowded but there is air conditioning in the venue.
Parking/Travel: Not a lot of options. There is an easy drop off point next to the venue but only street parking is available.
Personal Assistants: Personal assistants are offered a place on the house guest list. As with all patrons, stamps will provided at the door. No evidence is required as the honour system has never failed us.
Viewing platforms: The stage is 3 feet high with front-only view.
Toilets: There are no disabled toilets available.
Hearing Loop & BSL: No facility available.
Assistance dogs: No regular facility available for their toileting/drinking but will be provided upon request.
Strobe lighting: Not normally used, but suggest questions be put to us in advance to confirm for a given night.
Medical services: We will update further on this.

Rhythm Factory

Venue: Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW (http://www.rhythmfactory.co.uk/) Telephone: +44 (0)20 7375 3774
Access: The club is all on one level with no stairs bar one 5-inch step at the entrance. A ramp will be provided upon request but please give prior notice.
Capacity: 300
Parking/Travel: There is a small parking bay in front of venue, free parking for all after 7 p.m. and various parking bays in side streets near the venue.
Personal Assistants: Personal assistants are offered a place on the house guest list. As with all patrons, stamps will provided at the door. No evidence is required as the honour system has never failed us.
Viewing platforms: There are no raised areas apart from the main stage which is 2′ 6″ high.
Toilets: Disabled toilet facilities are available.
Hearing Loop & BSL: No facility available.
Assistance dogs: No regular facility available for their toileting/drinking but will be provided upon request.
Strobe lighting: Not normally used, but suggest questions be put to us in advance to confirm for a given night.
Medical services: We will update further on this.

Stag’s Head

Venue: Stag’s Head, 55 Orsman Rd, Hoxton, London N1 5RA (http://stagsheadhoxton.com/contact/) Telephone: +44 (0)20 8616 4129
Access: It is a ground floor venue with clear wheelchair access including no steps.
Capacity: 150 including the talent and the staff. It often gets very crowded, and warm.
Parking/Travel: Not a lot of options. There is an easy drop off point next to the venue but only street parking is available.
Personal Assistants: Personal assistants are offered a place on the house guest list. As with all patrons, stamps will provided at the door. No evidence is required as the honour system has never failed us.
Viewing platforms: The stage is 2 feet high with front-only view.
Toilets: There are no disabled toilets available.
Hearing Loop & BSL: No facility available.
Assistance dogs: No regular facility available for their toileting/drinking but will be provided upon request.
Strobe lighting: Not normally used, but suggest questions be put to us in advance to confirm for a given night.
Medical services: We will update further on this.

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