Established in 2006, the idea for the Epic Arts Café grew from a desire to provide work opportunities for deaf and disabled people as well as a hang-out for deaf students. Today, the Cafe stands as a model for an inclusive working environment within the local community, providing employment for ten people and raising funds for the work of Epic Arts.
At present the café generates enough revenue to be self-sufficient, and also provides a small amount of monetary support to Epic Arts' programmes.
Already a busy hub for the local community, the café also enjoys a regular stream of international visitors, usually armed with a copy of The Lonely Planet, a good appetite and a desire to learn more about what we do.
The Deaf Development Programme is also situated upstairs in the café's Community Space, where we welcome all members of the local deaf community to meet, socialize and receive information. (description stolen directly from their facebook page)