Monthly Archives: November 2017

Free VI Yoga triyoga Camden 2 Dec!

triyoga Camden, 57 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7DB
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
0207 4493154
02nd December 2017

Community Class offering Yoga for vision impaired or blind  individuals 

By David Swenson’s

Next Level Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Trainees

This class is a free special event offered by invitation to the London community catering to visually impaired or blind individuals that would like to have an introduction to the practice of yoga or to gain a deeper exploration for those already practicing. The class is the culmination of an in depth 100 day training that David is conducting here in London. As part of the course the goal is to learn how to share the practice of yoga with diverse communities and individuals. This year the focus is for visually impaired and blind individuals.

Date: Saturday 2nd December  Time 2:30 -4:30 pm

Venue:  triyoga Camden, 57 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7DB

Contact:  KATIE: 0207 4493154 or  Bonny on: 02074493164

David is honored that in attendance to his course this year is his friend and student, Joana Zimmer. Joana is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, musician, performer, author, yoga practitioner and a general inspiration to all that meet her. Joana is also blind from birth. She is active in inspiring others to go beyond perceived limitations and pursue goals that are both challenging and at the same time highly rewarding. Joana will help to facilitate this class and also offer her personal insights and guidance.

“I am thrilled and honored to be working with Joana this year to offer this very special free community class here in London and look forward to meeting all that are able to attend!”

David Swenson

If you are interested in attending please email – students participating do not need any previous experience of yoga. feel free to come with a guide  (who can watch the class) or we will organize for one of the teacher trainees to meet you at Camden station.


Audio Description Tour Tate Britain!

Lights Christmas Action - Tate Briton - 2 Dec
Manton Studio, Tate Gallery
3.00 pm - Various events
02nd December 2017


This weekend we are holding a community event for the switching on of the Tate Britain Christmas lights installation

As part of this event, we are holding an Audio Description tour in which our Guide, Dick Thomas, gives a winter themed tour of the Tate Britain collection

Please meet me at 3.00pm in the Manton Studio for mince pies and coffee, and the tour starts at 3.30pm

I look forward to possibly seeing you on Saturday afternoon

Contact: or call Marcus on  07733110244

Join us for the switch on of Alan Kane’s Home for Christmas and celebrate with free festive activities for local people

The Tate Britain Christmas Commission 2017 Home for Christmas by Alan Kane will see the main entrance of Tate Britain aglow with an arrangement of off-the-shelf Christmas themed lights. Come and warm yourself with mince pies, carols from London City Voices, torch lit tours of our Turner paintings, Christmas crafts as well as free entry for the first 100 people with a local postcode to The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London – French Artists in Exile 1870–1904.


Welcome Space
14.00–18.00, Drop-in, Manton Studio
Visit the Manton Studio to pick up a programme and discover our festive offer. Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine and meet Tate staff and volunteers to find out about connections we may have across local boroughs and opportunities to get involved at Tate.

Playing Up
14.00–17.00, Drop-in, Octagon
Bring the whole family to get hands-on with this introduction to live art. A bunch of out-there ideas allow you to spend memorable time together, by fostering your children’s creativity, confidence and imagination.

Christmas Crafts
14.00–17.30, Manton Studio
Create Christmas crafts and gifts and add your hand-made decoration to a giant Christmas tree using recycled materials, with Millbank Creative Works.

Make Space
15.00–16.30, Drop-in, Duveen Galleries
Taking a festive theme, this friendly workshop invites you to discuss artworks in a safe and supported environment and enjoy making your own response using materials from the Make Space art trolley.

Ask a Curator
15.00–15.30, Taylor Digital Studio
Meet Linsey Young, Curator of Contemporary British Art, for a talk on some of our upcoming exhibitions and displays.

Audio Descriptive Tour
15.30–16.30, Manton Studio
Have paintings brought to life through this fully accessible audio described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors with a special festive theme.

BSL Tour
15.30–16.30, Manton Foyer
Join us for a British Sign Language tour and discover the signs of winter hidden throughout the galleries and the collection.

Give a Talk at Tate
15.30–17.00, Drop-in, 1910 room
Join Tate’s Visitor Experience team who will guide you through each step of the process to create and deliver your very own personal talk about an artwork from the collection. No prior art knowledge required.

London City Voices choir
16.00 & 17.15, North Duveens
Hear London City Voices as they add much merriment to a few Christmas classics.

Turner Torch Lit Tour
16.00–16.30, top of the Manton stairs
Join a special torch lit tour of the largest collection of Turner’s work in the world.

Home for Christmas countdown
16.30, Millbank Entrance
From 2nd Dec, Tate Britain’s Millbank Entrance will be aglow with our Christmas Commission Home for Christmas by Alan Kane. Join us for the switch on countdown at 16.30





Jingle Balls VI Tennis Event book now!

Jingle Ball 2017
Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre in Cambridge
12.30 pm - 4.30 pm
07564 910 651
10th December 2017

Vision4Growth 2017 Jingle Balls VI Tennis Event

This is the entry form for the 2017 Jingle Balls VI Tennis Event being held at Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre in Cambridge on 10th December between 12:30-16:30.

This is our Christmas social event. We will organise a very simple Knockout tournament followed by some casual play.

click here to enter and fill in the form:

If you have any questions or queries or need any help with entering please just call Alex Wheen on 07745 343 948 or e-mail:



EAST VI Sailing Forum!

East Anglian Sailing Trust Forum!

As it’s quite a while between  East Anglian Sailing Trust  cruises, especially over the cold winter months, and so we don’t get to catch up that often, we thought it might be good to arrange a VI forum, so we can catch up on news,  VI sailing and otherwise, and so we can swap sailing advice and refreshers to stop our brains getting rusty between cruises, or is that just me!

If you’d like to be a member of the forum, please email with your preferred contact method for the forum (email or particular social media outlet) and a little bit about what you’d like to get out of the forum and we’ll do our best to accommodate the most popular requests.

If you could get back to me by the 16th December, I’d be most grateful, so I can go ahead and set up the forum.

If you have any queries about the forum, please don’t hesitate to ask.




Blind Cricket on Blue Peter!

Blind Cricket on Blue Peter

The 23rd November 2017 episode of BBC Children’s show Blue Peter featured a five-minute film about blind cricket.

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Blue Peter, the world’s longest running children’s TV show, broadcasts on the CBBC channel and is approaching both its 5000th episode and its 60th birthday.

The film on blind cricket was made at Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley ground on 20th September during a county championship match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire, and included footage shot in the indoor school and on the pitch in front of the viewing public during the county championship match’s lunch break.

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell tried out blind cricket with help from BCEW Development Director John Garbett, VI cricketers Amanda Large, Jerri Mather, Liam Bradley, Martin Wilson and Shah Miah, as well as umpire Chris Parkes.

To watch an audio described version of the film, click here.

Or if you’d prefer to watch it without audio description visit BBC iPlayer and search for Blue Peter. The footage will remain on iPlayer until 22nd December 2017.