Wheelchair Accessibility: Maketank is divided between two buildings – the Main Space (Ground floor, 2nd and 3rd floor of 5 Paris Street) and The Dek (2nd and 3rd floor of 3 Paris Street).
The ground floor, where the main part of the event (exhibition, book fair, and some workshops) takes place, is a wheelchairs accessible space. Workshops presented by our friend Inky Fingers will take place at their space right down the road (Inky Fingers Workshop, 27 Paris St), which is fully accessible. We apologise that The Dek, where a few workshops may take place, does not have lift access. You can find information on whether the workshop will take place at an accessible space on our website and the ticket sales page.
However, don't hesitate to get in touch with our event producer, Yudi Wu (Yudi.Wu@maketank.org.uk), if you hope to sign up for workshops happening at The Dek and have accessibility requirements. If needed, we can relocate the activity to the accessible space of our sibling project, Conversation Café by Devon Ukrainian Association, right across the road (Conversation Café, 6 Paris St).
Sensory Accessibility: The event will have quiet hours from 10-11 am daily. We use scent-free cleaner for the venue. While we aim to create a scent-free and quiet event, we apologise that we cannot control the scent & sounds of visitors.
We use soft lighting and tidy visuals in the venue. However, parts of the exhibition will feature themes such as war and protest and have high contrast/cluttered visuals.
Most of our seatings in the main space are padded. In cases where only harder chairs are available, please speak to a member of our staff, and we can find cushions/rugs for you.
Assistance dogs, pets: Assistance dogs are welcome. Pets are also welcome, as long as they're well-behaved.
Parking: The area behind Maketank is for loading only. No free parking until 6 pm. Free parking 6 pm-8 am the next day. Please read the signs carefully. You can park at John Lewis or King William Street Car Park. There is also further parking around the city.
Toilets: We have gender-neutral toilets in all parts of the building. We apologise that the toilets for the main space are on the second floor and not wheelchair accessible. However, we have a gender-neutral accessible toilet at our sibling project, Conversation Café by Devon Ukrainian Association, across the road (Conversation Café, 6 Paris St). Speak to one of our staff, and we'll take you there.
If you have any other questions or requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our event producer, Yudi Wu (Yudi.Wu@maketank.org.uk).