Safety and Access Info

Event date

What measures are in place to ensure this event is safe to attend and is compliant with all current social distancing measures?
For the screening in the Library Hall Shorts on the High Road we have limited the number of people that can attend each session to ensure social distancing.  This will ensure that all attending can enjoy the short films while remaining socially distant.  We will have signage and staff on site to assist with this. We ask audiences to book tickets in advance so that we will have a record of contact details of all attendees to assist with NHS Test and Trace. We will also ensure facilities are cleaned regularly and between screenings.  
As advice is changing on a weekly basis, we will send an email out to all attendees with the latest guidance and advice around attending the event two days before the screening with any additional information.

In the meantime we ask the following before you attend your booked session:

  • Please sanitise your hands before taking your seat. You can do this at our sanitising stations at the entrance to the library.
  • As per government guidance all visitors to the library and those attending a screening will need to wear a face covering throughout their visit.
  • Our hosts are here to help show you to your seat and assist you throughout. They will all be required to wear a mask or face shield.
  • Please do not move the chairs as they have been placed to maintain social distancing.
  • Toilets are signposted in the library and for all to use. There is also an accessible toilet and baby changing unit.
  • If you need to get up during the session, please keep to the one way system in order to maintain social distancing and to not disturb others watching the film.
  • Please ensure your phone is on silent or switched off throughout the screening.
  • Should you need to leave the screening, you will be allow to re-enter. There may be a short wait when re-entering.


Is the Library Hall wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please enter the library from the ground floor and take the lift up to the main Library level. A host will be there to guide you to the session.

Are there accessible toilets?    
Yes - accessible toilets are available in the Library

Is there accessible parking available?    
The library does not have a designated carpark and there is no drop off zone on Church Lane or Leytonstone High Road. Parking is available to the rear of the Matalan Store in Kirkdale Road.

What advice is there for people with sensory needs?    
Some of the short films are quite loud and  could have flashing lights so if these may cause distress, caution is advised. Please email [email protected] if you have any specific questions.

Will there be filming and photography at the event?    
Yes. By attending this event you give your consent for your images to be used without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) and Barbican Centre may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by LBWF and Barbican including but not limited to brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television and websites. If you have any concerns, please raise them with the staff at the information.