Yearly Archives: 2019

Unsightly Drag – 18 October!

Unsightly Drag - Bloomsbury Festival - 18 Oct 2019

Unsightly Drag

BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

Quiplash and Extant theatre present… Unsightly Drag! Come watch blind and visually impaired people from across the LGBTQIA spectrum take small steps and giant leaps into gender-bending fabulousness. We’ll give you King’s, Queens, and drag that defies definition all in one beautifully accessible performance. This show will be one small step for quips (queer crips) and one giant leap for queer kind!

A cabaret with a difference, Unsightly Drag is presented by collaborating partners Extant, the UK’s leading visually impaired theatre company, and Quiplash, a new queer crip (quip) led creative company supporting and taking up space for quip artists and audiences.

Event Details:
Date: 18th October 2019  Time: 7. 30 pm
Venue:Chapel Playhouse, Bread & Roses @ The Chapel, 308-312 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8DP
Tickets: £8;  £6 concessions  Age: 16+

Please see below a link to book tickets:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=18289

UCL Event Ticketing
15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

020 3108 1000 (Mon-Fri, 12 noon-6pm)

 

 

Family Fireworks Party 2019

Family Fireworks Party Sat 9 Nov 2019 with VICTA Apply by 4 Oct

Family Fireworks Party 2019 with VICTA!

Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Venue: Caldecotte Xperience, Milton Keynes
Cost: £5 per person (under 5s are free)
Who: Families with a child who is blind or partially sighted
Application Closing Date: 4 October 2019
Apply Here: https://www.victa.org.uk/fireworks/

Our family fireworks party is back for another year!

Join VICTA from 4.30pm at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes for an afternoon of family fun with craft activities and more. We will be keeping bonfire traditions alive with a Guy making competition.

Families can warm themselves up with hot food from the hog roast (there will also be a vegetarian hot snack option) and of course the crackle and pop of the bonfire will add to the cosiness!

Once the sun goes down at 6.30pm we will be treated to a fabulous fireworks display! After we have all “oohed” and “aahed” till our hearts content, it will be time to depart at around 7 to 7.30pm.

Please note there will be Guy making materials available on the day but if you have anything you would like to bring from home to add to your creation, please do.

For all VICTA activities –  Link: http://bit.ly/VICTA2019

 

Free Horse riding – 29 Sept!

Free Horse riding - 29 Sept - have a go afternoon

Have a go at Horse riding – 29 Sept!

Free horse riding sessions for blind and partially sighted people. Ideal for beginners with qualified RDA friendly instructors.

Event Details

  • Venue: Park Lane Stables, Park Lane, Teddington TW11 0HY
  • Date: 29 September Times: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.  1 hour Sessions
  • Booking: Sessions must be booked in advance  Cost: Free
  • Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or 07956 292 046

 Meet and Greet: available from the nearest station (Teddington)

 

Learn Blind Tennis 27 Nov

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
27th November 2019
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

For more information contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/

 

 

Learn Blind Tennis 13 Nov

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
13th November 2019
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

For more information contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/