Welcome to Safe Cinemas! We hope to bring the cinema experience to those who often feel unwelcome at their local cinemas because of their neurological or mental disabilities. There’s a film for everyone, and everyone should have the opportunity to go and see it on the big screen.

I  am a Sheffield student who has a lot of experience both within the cinema industry and mental health education. Though most of the local cinemas in Sheffield do offer autism-friendly screenings, there is so much more to be done.

I invite you to help me in my endeavours to make the cinema experience more inclusive, and can’t wait to hear your feedback.

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Top 3 Doc/Fest recommendations – Sheffield 9-14 June

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a film festival comprising; inspirational documentary films from across the globe; controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses; a marketplace offering a unique way to pitch new and groundbreaking documentary projects; and world-famous parties. So, with so much on, how do you know what to see? Here at Safe Cinemas, we’re recommending to you 3 of the best looking mental health, neurological, and other related events so you can see the things you’ll find most interesting.

The Curious Incident at the Lyceum: play review

Mark Haddon’s award-winning book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has been adapted for the stage, and the execution of it is beautiful. The play is the winner of 7 2013 Olivier Awards and 5 2015 Tony Awards, and deservingly so. The book itself was the winner of more than 17 literary awards. Clearly, the story and everything surrounding it, is something spectacular.

Why we need to stop using ‘autistic’ as an insult

Recently, I’ve seen a huge rise in the number of people using ‘autistic’ as an insult. Obviously, this is totally unacceptable. Every day on the bus, around school, or in the streets, I hear it thrown around: “Don’t be so autistic and just text her” or whatever. And it makes my skin crawl. It’s so blindingly ignorant. It needs to stop, and let’s talk about why.

What are fidget spinners, and why are they being banned in schools?

Pokémon cards, loom bands, and spinners; what do they all have in common? You might be wondering that yourself. Well, it turns out they’re all crazes that have swept school playgrounds in the U.K., and spinners are the latest edition to the infamous list of items most likely to be found confiscated. The propeller-shaped gadgets, which … Continue reading What are fidget spinners, and why are they being banned in schools?

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