Monthly Archives: October 2019

AD Events – Royal Collection Trust!

Royal Collection Trust  - Two descriptive events in 2020

Royal Collection Trust  – Two descriptive events in 2020

On the 22 January, at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Karly Allen will lead a descriptive event on George IV. Using items on display in the forthcoming George IV: Art & Spectacle exhibition to bring this colourful monarch to life.

Then, on the 25 April Karly will give a descriptive talk on the Tudor portraits on display in Windsor Castle.

If you would like any more information about either of these events please do not hesitate to contact me.

Contact: Amy Stocker, Access Manager  T. 2519 DD.01753 493293 M. 07860612393

Tickets can be booked online,  or by calling our Ticket Office on 0303 123 7324, if you have a 1-Year Pass and would like to book free tickets. Subscribe to the Royal Collection Trust  e-mail updates at

Night of Horrors: MertonVision

Night of Horrors with MertonVision - The Omen with Audio Description
MertonVision, The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood SW10 2DX
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
01st November 2019

Night of Horrors with MertonVision!

Calling all Working Age Ghouls! Join us at the Guardian Centre for our Night Of Horrors event on Friday 1st November! Spooky entertainment will be on offer and we will be watching The Omen (2006) with audio description! There will be plenty of delicious snack food and pizza, and MertonVision’s Cane & Able bar will also be open!

Date: 1st November  Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Venue: MertonVision, The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood SW10 2DX
If you would like to attend this event, please contact Chloe Smith
Phone: 07562011046 or 02085405446

We will be gathering at MertonVision at 6:30 pm and making our way out into the night at 10:30 pm.  If you feel like wearing a spooky costume, go for it as we will be awarding a prize for the best costume!

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and if you would like to be guided from Colliers Wood tube station.

Not into Halloween? No problem! Come along for good fun and good food – all the activities will be optional.

You are welcome to bring friends and family if you wish.

About The Omen

Remake of Richard Donner’s 1976 horror classic. Katherine (Julia Stiles) and Robert (Liev Schreiber) Thorn are as loving parents as any young boy could ask for, but as fate would have it, their new son Damien is far from the typical child. Now, as the mysterious boy’s growth begins to share frightening parallels with the Biblical passages detailing the rise of the Antichrist, and the lives of all who seek to reveal his true nature are cut gruesomely short, Robert and Katherine are forced to face the horrifying prospect that their child has been sent from Satan to hasten the fall of modern civilisation.


Vision Impaired Singers Video!

V.I.P Singers Video and event details

V.I.P Singers Video!

The V.I.P. Singers is a singing group for visually impaired people and their friends.

We meet on Saturday’s from 10.30 – 12.30 at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

If you have a visual impairment and like singing come and join us 

Everyone is welcome No experience is required. Come for fun! Event detail below video!

Youtube Video below


VIP Singers Group details

When: Every Saturday morning
Dates: 7 September to  14 December  2019  Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: South Wing Committee Room, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd
London SE1 7EH
Contact: Call 07770 381758


Ridder Week 2020

Ridder Week (Ridderrenn)  2020

Ridder Week (Ridderrenn)  2020

Original article by By Marion Elmquist from the Ski for Light Bulletin Fall 2019

The 2020 annual Ridderweek will be held in Beitostolen, Norway beginning Sunday, 22 March and wrapping up on Sunday, 29 March with the actual 20-kilometre race on Saturday, March 28.

Mike Brace is the Metro Blind Sport contact about this event if you are interested in going please contact mike below to find out costs and details of this year’s trip.


Ridderweek is a wonderful opportunity to ski, to make new ski friends, to enjoy outstanding Norwegian hospitality, and to learn more about the program that spawned  Ski for Light   –  read more on Ski for Light here

You can listen to these Ridderweek Audio Podcasts below

There are several opportunities to challenge yourself on the trails during the week: a biathlon, using laser rifles, and a 5 K race for women and a 10K race for men. In addition, there is an alpine slalom race for mobility-impaired skiers and VIPs with some vision. During the alpine race on Friday, there’s also a picnic, so you can enjoy hot dogs wrapped in lefse or hamburgers while cheering on the racers.

The event has evening programs, dances, a talent show, and a live auction that raises money for the Ridderrenn.

Located about three hours from Oslo, Beitostolen is a summer and winter resort town that boasts a downhill ski area and many kilometres of Nordic ski trails.

There are some gift shops, restaurants, bars, a couple of grocery stores, and ski shops.

Past Skiing trips


18-30 VI Sports Survey!

Online VI Sport Survey ages 18-30 University of Southampton

Understanding Physical Activity Experiences among Visually Impaired Young Adults

  • Are you visually impaired between 18 and 30 years old?
  • Do you do physical activity or play sports?

University of Southampton PhD student Geane Fontinele wants to hear from you all, regardless if you are active or not.

  • If you are active she would like to hear about your experience with physical activity, sports and technologies.
  • If you are not active, she would be interested to know why!

To participate in this study, please fill in this online survey

If you have any questions, contact Geane Fontinele directly on  Mobile 07775218579

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Geane Fontinele   PhD student  University of Southampton    Mobile 07775218579