Visitor Information

GAIA will be located in our wonderful Keele University Chapel and everyone is welcome to come along

 Accessibility

  • Public toilets including accessible toilets and baby chnaging are available onsite
  • There is also an accessible seating area available outside GAIA (near to the Chapel exit) if you need some time away, need to feed small children
  • Please feel free to breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable in the Chapel but if you would like a quiet space you are welcome to make use of the balcony or this seating area
  • GAIA is wheelchair accessible with step free access (excluding balcony)
  • Disabled parking is available on campus
  • GAIA is a visual artwork with an audio composition/soundtrack
  • Relaxed Viewing’ slots are available 10am-11am on each Saturday morning – please book a free viewing ticket to ensure entry. During Relaxed Viewings, we welcome adults and children who would like a more relaxed time to enjoy GAIA. Sound levels will be lowered. Visitors should feel comfortable to make noise and move around the space in this autism friendly environment.
  • Quiet Viewing’ slots are available most Saturdays 6pm-8pm: at these times we hope to create a quiet reflective experience for those visiting, with lower sound levels and lower visitor numbers. We’d ask those visiting at these times to keep noise to a minimum so everyone can enjoy a quieter experience.
  • There is seating available under GAIA, plus blankets and cushions if you would like to relax
  • There is also a seating area available outside GAIA if you need some time away
  • There are a number shops near to the Chapel if you need refreshments
  • For further details and photographs of physical access in the Chapel click here
  • An audio guide to GAIA will be available to listen to in advance of a visit – please check back here for this shortly
  • A BSL video guide to GAIA will also be available soon – please check back here shortly
  • BSL interpretation will be available on the following performances (tickets will need to be booked in advance – see here)
    • A (very) brief history of planet Earth – Tuesday 9 November at 6pm
    • Poems under GAIA: Poetry Workshop  – Thursday 25 November, 3pm-4:30pm
    • Words with GAIA: Scratch Night – Friday 26 November, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Hosted Visits:

  • For those with visual impairments, guided visits are available where a member of the team will welcome you, explain the installation in depth, open for questions and answers whilst listening to the soundscape.
  • BSL interpreted visits are also available led by a member of the team and a BSL interpreter
  • If you or a group you work with would benefit from a hosted visit at a quieter time, outside of public viewing hours, please also get in touch

To arrange any of these please contact Sammy our Community Participation Co-Ordinator on 07951357389 or send her an email at sammyb@appetitestoke.co.uk

 

 Parking

  • A map of the campus is here The Chapel is number 7 on the map
  • Car parks are available on Keele campus close to the Chapel
  • Parking on Saturdays and Sundays and after 5pm on weekdays, is free
  • During the week pay and display parking is available on the Students' Union car park, next to the Chapel, the Sports Centre or the David Weatherall Building.  Please note parking is busy mid-week during normal working hours.
  • Buses stop regularly on campus with the closest bus stop to the Chapel being the Students' Union.