Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Enfield Talking Newspaper!

The Enfield Talking Newspaper

We’ve been providing a free audio recording of local news to our blind and partially sighted neighbours since 1961!  Find out more at www.etnlisten.com

Listen to the Latest Edition of The Enfield Talking Newspaper ONLINE!

Please find below links to the latest edition of the Enfield Talking Newspaper recorded on 26th April 2018

We provide blind and partially sighted people in our borough with a free weekly recording of stories from our local newspapers as well as events information. We were the first Talking Newspaper in the UK, founded in 1961.

The news items that we read come from our local newspaper the Enfield Independent. This week your editor was Phillip and readers are Sonia, Jenny and Rukhsana. The recordist was Ian. The Production & Distribution Team was Jeanne and Reena.

You can listen to our latest edition on your mobile or tablet device on our website www.etnlisten.com or download it using Soundcloud and YouTube using these links. Our Soundcloud link will be live for one week. Our YouTube account contains our whole recording archive. You can hear our recording track by track on the British Wireless for the Blind Fund Web Player.

We’ll be taking a break for a week as our recording room is being used for the Local Elections next Thursday. We’ll be back in two weeks time!

SPECIAL NOTICES
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Our new website contains all you need to know about the different voluntary roles that you can help us with, to help bring local news and information to our neighbours who are blind or partially sighted. Find out more here.

 

 

A Celebration of Poets & Song!

A celebration of Poets and Song!

A celebration of Poets and Song at the Westminster Music Library  – 2 May!

“Please excuse this shameless self- publicity but as some of you are aware I am a professional singer when I’m not fundraising for Metro Blind Sport It would be lovely to see you at this recital I’m performing at the Westminster Central Music Library, Victoria SW1 next Wednesday evening 2nd May 2018”    Carol-Anne Grainger

Carol-Anne Grainger, soprano
Andrew Charity, piano

A Celebration of Poets and Song takes a slightly unconventional approach, basing the programme around well known, and not so well known, poets, rather than composers, including Shakespeare, Verlaine, Goethe, Ledwidge and Macleod, with musical settings from Franz Schubert to Joe St Johanser

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue:  Westminster Music Library, 160 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9UD
Venue Contact: 020 7641 6200

Refreshments included

This event is free but you are advised to book your place

Contact: 020 7641 6200 or email: musiclibrary@westminster.gov.uk

 

 

AD Tour: Photography on the Margins!

Audio Described Tour of Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

Barbican Art Gallery
Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Tickets £5 + free ticket for companion if required

When booking your ticket please let us know if you require a guide throughout the Gallery and / or assistance from Barbican or Moorgate Underground Stations to the Barbican Centre.

This is an audio-described tour of the exhibition Another Kind of Life, suitable for Blind and Visually impaired visitors, led by Lisa Squirrel who will highlight key artworks on display in the exhibition.

Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria.

The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

Featuring communities of sexual experimenters, romantic rebels, outlaws, survivalists, the economically dispossessed and those who openly flout social convention, the works present the outsider as an agent of change.

From street photography to portraiture, vernacular albums to documentary reportage, the show includes the Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazuriz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Markand Dayanita Singh.

No specialist knowledge is required. This friendly and informal tour will last approximately an hour and a half with time for questions and answers.

Tickets

Booking in advance is essential for this tour.
Please book tickets in person or contact the Barbican Centre Box Office 020 7638 8891 (10am-8pm daily) or Text phone: 07710 854 085 or book online

http://bit.ly/ADAnotherKindofLife

A booking fee applies for telephone bookings. There is no booking fee when tickets are purchased in person from the Box Office.

Further information

A full access guide to the Barbican is available on the website
http://www.barbican.org.uk/visitor-information/disability-access
If you have any specific requirements for your visit, or have any questions about the tour or the exhibition please contact our Assistant Front of House Managers Alyson O’Malley or Jessica Peden at GalleryFOH@barbican.org.uk

 

VIscovery Day on Sat 9 June!

VIscovery Day on Sat 9 June

The Science Museum is holding a VIscovery Day on Saturday 9th June 2018.  VIscovery days include a series of events for families with members who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind. All events are free and suitable for children aged 5 and over.

Join the Science Museum on 9th June to explore new ideas, innovative stories and cutting-edge technologies. On the day, you’ll be able to: talk to experts, create the sound effects for your very own story, meet Mary Shelley herself, and much more!

Times and details are as follows:

‘Stories and Sounds’– sound effects workshop

Join us to discover what makes a horse’s hooves Clip Clop, or the rain sound Drip Drop. Get hands-on in this fun workshop where you’ll get to explore the wonders of sound, how sound effects are added to stories and even record your own.

Sessions at:

  • 11.00 (for children aged 5-7. Approx. 45 mins)
  • 12.15 (for children aged 7+. Approx. 1 hour)
  • 14:30 (for children aged 7+. Approx. 1 hour) 

‘Creative Creatures’– workshop

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined the strength of a diamond, the intelligence of a dolphin and the wings of an aeroplane? In this workshop the only limitation is your imagination. You will be able to talk about new technologies and their challenges, then be the scientist creating you very own model of artificial life.

Sessions at:

  • 11.15 (for children aged 7+. Approx. 45 mins)
  • 12.30 (for children aged 5-7. Approx. 30 mins)
  • 13:30 (for children aged 7+. Approx. 45 mins)

‘Meet Mary’ – Mary Shelley drama character

Sometimes you need a spark of imagination to start a story. Meet Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, and uncover the scientific inventions that inspired her book. It’s shockingly good fun!

Sessions at:  10:30, 11.15, 12.45 and 13.30 (All for children aged 7+. Approx. 30 mins)

To create the best possible experience for all our visitors, it’s important for us to know some information about who’s attending the events. To book, please state:

  • The events you’d like to take part in
  • What time slot you’d prefer
  • The number of members in your family attending
  • The ages of all the children coming along.

 All events are free, but places are limited. If you are interested in attending any of the events or would like some more information, please email familyprogrammes@ScienceMuseum.ac.uk or call on 0207 942 4086.

 

 

AD Tour: Photography on the Margins

Venue:
Level 3,
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London
EC2Y 8DS
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
020 7638 8891
Date:
01st May 2018
Cost:
£5 + free ticket for companion if required
Contact:


Audio Described Tour of Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

Barbican Art Gallery
Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Tickets £5 + free ticket for companion if required

When booking your ticket please let us know if you require a guide throughout the Gallery and / or assistance from Barbican or Moorgate Underground Stations to the Barbican Centre.

This is an audio-described tour of the exhibition Another Kind of Life, suitable for Blind and Visually impaired visitors, led by Lisa Squirrel who will highlight key artworks on display in the exhibition.

Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria.

The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

Featuring communities of sexual experimenters, romantic rebels, outlaws, survivalists, the economically dispossessed and those who openly flout social convention, the works present the outsider as an agent of change.

From street photography to portraiture, vernacular albums to documentary reportage, the show includes the Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazuriz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Markand Dayanita Singh.

No specialist knowledge is required. This friendly and informal tour will last approximately an hour and a half with time for questions and answers.

Tickets

Booking in advance is essential for this tour.
Please book tickets in person or contact the Barbican Centre Box Office 020 7638 8891 (10am-8pm daily) or Text phone: 07710 854 085 or book online

http://bit.ly/ADAnotherKindofLife

A booking fee applies for telephone bookings. There is no booking fee when tickets are purchased in person from the Box Office.

Further information

A full access guide to the Barbican is available on the website
http://www.barbican.org.uk/visitor-information/disability-access
If you have any specific requirements for your visit, or have any questions about the tour or the exhibition please contact our Assistant Front of House Managers Alyson O’Malley or Jessica Peden at GalleryFOH@barbican.org.uk