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Disabled Womens Space at Sapphormation 2019

2nd November 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be hosting a disabled women’s craft space at this years Sapphormation.

This space is open to all women who love women who are chronically ill, disabled, neurodivergent, to get together, socialise, play with and make art.

We will be in room G17 at 3:45-4:45pm.

What is Sapphormation?

To fully understand the inequities of the world, we must first understand that difference is power. Each woman has a powerful identity, rooted in class, race, sexuality, disability, religion and ethnicity. The ways in which these various categories interact with each other creates our individuality and difference. Sapphormation 2019 will bring together for a women who love women for a full day of workshops, performance, talks and more to show that difference is power! Find out more about the festival on their website.



The entrance is level access, there are lifts to all floors and several accessible toilets on each floor.

All lifts are wheelchair accessible and the controls are at a usable height. There are four sets of lifts located in each of the Atrium, which means meeting rooms and spaces on higher floors are easy to reach. There is also audio assistance in each lift.

Gender-neutral toilets are available on the second floor. There are baby changing and feeding facilities available on the ground floor.

MMU have their own access guides for their buildings, including how to get there. Read more via this link (PDF).

There is a detailed access map, showing where there are lifts, automatic doors via this link (PDF)

This page has a simplified map of each floor where it says ‘download floorplan’ in pink.


Brooks Brooks building at Birley is situated a short distance from the All Saints site in Manchester city centre on Bonsall Street, just off Stretford Road.

Public transport – the closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road, 0.9 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly is 1.5 miles away and Manchester Victoria is 2.5 miles away. Bus From Piccadilly Gardens, the number 86 bus to Chorlton goes to the Birley site.

Parking – There is a surface level carpark directly outside the Brooks building with reserved areas for those with access needs. All disabled bays around Brooks are on one level smooth surface on the ground floor.


Brooks Building MMU
MMU 53 Bonsall Street
Manchester, M15 6GX United Kingdom
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