Coastal Twist Arts and Culture Diversity Festival

Tuesday 27 September 2022 to Monday 03 October 2022


All ages, abilities, Free and ticketed events across 5 days. "Be the change" is the theme for the 2022 Rainbow inspired diversity festival whose objective is to create a more welcoming and…

All ages, abilities, Free and ticketed events across 5 days.

"Be the change" is the theme for the 2022 Rainbow inspired diversity festival whose objective is to create a more welcoming and inclusive Central Coast NSW.

A bright and bold program of free and ticketed events across three delicious days and naughty nights Coastal Twist drew close to 8,000 people to the Central Coast Peninsula October 2019 and COVID cancelled for 2020 - but we are back.

2022 features Cabaret, Drag, Film, live music, Dance and Exhibitions across the Peninsula Hubs of Umina Beach, Woy Woy and Ettalong Beach.

Weekend also hosts the worlds first LGBTIQA Long-boarding event + volleyball, Surf Lifesavers with Pride demos and great Music @ "Life's a beach Picnic day", BYO Umbrella, beach chairs, slip. slop and slap your way into a fun day for all ages.

Coastal Twist Festival will once again culminate in the huge huge oceanfront "Coastie Carnie Fair Day" at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach, all ages, all welcome, bring your pooches and enter the Pupparazzi Pooch parade, and don't forget your picnic blanket, lots of curated and local food vendors, full day stage of entertainment.

Dedicated youth/teen area and Drag storytime for the kiddies - Get in early, grab your spot!

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
Caption all entertainment (TVs, live shows, performances)

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Employ people with disability
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have TVs with captioning option
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Provide wheelchair access to spa/gym
Staff are trained in Auslan
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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