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Boobs & Brass

Boobs & Brass

Address

Market Place,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3EB

Details

In 2006, two friends (Jane and Margaret) who both play the cornet in a brass band, sat talking over a cup of tea when Jane revealed it had always been a dream of hers to form an "all ladies" band but had only ever got round to "thinking" about it. Margaret decided it was time Jane did something about it and volunteered to help her. Within six weeks they had enough volunteers to form the brass band and to perform a concert and it was decided that any proceeds from this concert would be donated to charity.

The charities chosen were the Ophthalmic Dept of Kettering General Hospital- where Jane works - and Breast Cancer Campaign – Researching the Cure .... which they thought to be very appropriate with 40 women playing members... hence the name of the Band. The name in itself has raised a lot of curiosity a non-offensive name although some magazines are unable to promote our idea because of the name containing the word "Boobs".

However, the concert, which originally was to be a "one off", raised an incredible £5,000 and after many requests from players and supporters Jane and Maggie were persuaded to continue with this concept.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Prices

Please book tickets at Loughborough Town Hall website

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 536195  Lat: 52.77109 Long: -1.20642

Loughborough Town Hall is situated within the pedestrianised area of Loughborough town centre, with a multi storey car park just a short walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 km from Loughborough station