We are winners!December 2, 2019
Underneath the Stars festival is a not-for-profit community interest venture with inclusivity and community at its heart. We recently enjoyed a week of celebrations as we won Small Festival of the Year and took home the prestigious Judge’s Award at the National Outdoor Events Association’s (NOEA) – the UKs leading outdoor events and trade association – glittering awards ceremony on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at the Roman Bath Pump Rooms, Bath. WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!! Smiles all round!
Not only that… we also gained an Attitude is Everything Silver Charter Award. Attitudes is Everything is a disability-led charity supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people. Its Charter improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.
“We are delighted to welcome Underneath the Stars onto the Charter of Best Practice at silver. The festival has shown a clear commitment to welcoming Deaf and disabled customers including providing an accessible campsite with accessible showers, toilet and water points, a mobile Changing Places Unit for customers who cannot use standard accessible toilets and clear and comprehensive web information and signage onsite. We are really impressed by the work Underneath the Stars has done to date and look forward to them pushing for gold on the Charter.” Paul Hawkins, Festivals and Volunteering Manager
All profits from UTSf are fed-back back into the next event and invested in the programming, making the site more accessible for those who identify as Deaf or disabled, inviting families who could not otherwise afford to attend and hosting training workshops.
We are utterly thrilled. These awards and acknowledgements are for EVERYONE who takes part in our festival. You are the reason it is what it is today and we cannot thank you enough. THANK YOU!!!!