Monthly Archives: February 2020

International women’s day parkruns!

international womens day parkrun on 7 March

This Girl Can teams up with parkrun to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day parkrun is all about celebrating female participation and we would love to welcome as many women and girls as possible to parkrun on Saturday 7 March.

In England #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England.

Women and girls are being encouraged to celebrate International Women’s Day by joining their local parkrun.

On Saturday 7 March, This Girl Can is teaming up with parkrun to put on hundreds of events across the UK to inspire and attract women.

On the day, aim to arrive 15-20 minutes before the start. parkruns start at 9:00 am in England & Wales, and at 9:30 am in Scotland & Northern Ireland.

So, this International Women’s Day parkruns across the UK will be showing their support with female volunteer teams, a brief for all newcomers, selfie frames and a suggested purple dress code.

Those already park running are encouraged to bring a female friend, colleague or family member along, and everyone is invited to join the celebration online at #IWDparkrun and #ThisGirlCan.

A dedicated page is live on the parkrun website to find out more about your local International Women’s Day parkrun, as well as information to help those taking part for the first time.

Find you nearest international women’s day parkrun

Find your nearest participating event using the map, locations in the link above with a This Girl Can logo have let us know that they will be hosting a special #IWDparkrun. Regardless of whether your local event is hosting an #IWDparkrun or not, every single parkrun event will welcome you with open arms. Click on any event to find out more information. You can see where to meet, a description of the course, facilities, and specific event team contact details if you’ve got any queries ahead of the day.

All you need to do is register here, then just turn up on the day with your printed barcode.

Read our blog to find out about how parkrun works and what to expect.

 

 

 

WAF Presents: Gerard McDermott!

Working Age Forum Presents: Gerard McDermott Actor 4 March!

Working Age Forum Presents Gerard McDermott Actor!

London Vision is delighted to present actor Gerard McDermott as the speaker at our March event. Gerard has worked as an actor in theatre, television and radio for 30 years.

Event details

Date: 4 March  Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: The Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Reserve your place:  email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Contact: Liam O’Carroll on: 07970 231 583
His theatre work has taken him to many corners of the globe from Denmark to the USA and Iceland to Brazil. His many roles in television and radio have seen him join the venerated list of actors to have appeared in such institutions as Eastenders, the Archers and Downton Abbey. Some of his most recent appearances were in Vera and Casualty.

Come along and hear how Gerard’s visual impairment influences and is influenced by the different challenges of theatre, television and radio; find out what access technology continues to play a part in his work; discover what additional stratagems he has had to employ in this fiercely competitive and often discriminatory industry.

We can offer assistance from Euston and Euston Square stations for those who request it, to reserve your place for the event please email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday 26 February.

If you have any issues on the evening, please contact Liam O’Carroll on:
07970 231 583

 

Seven Blind Women’s Voices!

Blind Womens Voices from around the World

Blind Women’s Voices From Around The World

Seven blind women from Inner Vision Orchestra give insight into their extraordinary lives through stories and music. Voices ranging from Iran to the Outer Hebrides explore experiences such as gender transformation, child abuse and dementia, share a world of hope, pain and joy.

Part of 2020 Inner Vision Festival and International Women’s Week, this event will transform the way you feel.

Date: MON 16 March  Time: 7.00 pm   Cost:  £10

Venue:  RICH MIX, The Stage, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

BOOK NOW   Box Office & Enquiries 020 7613 7498 

RICH MIX –  ONE OF THE CAPITAL’S MOST DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC ARTS CENTRES. ROOTED IN THE CITY BUT OPEN TO THE WORLD.

We feature the best live music, theatre, dance, visual arts and cinema, presented across three performance spaces and a three-screen cinema in our landmark five-floor Shoreditch home.

 

Northern Ballet AD of Geisha!

Northern Ballet Audio Described Geisha - 25 April at Sadlers Wells!
Venue:
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
Time:
2.30 pm - TBC
Phone:
020 7863 8000
Date:
25th April 2020
Cost:
Tickets £15.00 – £65.00


Northern Ballet Audio Described of Geisha!

Northern Ballet return to Sadler’s Wells Theatre this Spring with a brand new production Geisha; based on remarkable true events, experience Northern Ballet’s exceptional dancers in this must-see ballet from 21st – 25th April, with an Audio Described performance available on Saturday 25th April at 2.30 pm.

Venue: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Patrons wishing to make use of the audio description should book a headset in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000. There are a limited amount of stalls seats for partially sighted patrons only available via the phone, please contact Ticket Office for more information. Subject to availability.

Box Office: 020 7863 8000

Minicom: 020 7863 8015

London Sadler’s Wells’s website

Northern Ballet’s Audio Described performance will immerse audiences in the story of Geisha – and with detailed descriptions of the ballet’s movements you won’t miss a beat. Tickets also include a chance for patrons (and companions if required), to take part in our Touch Tour Insight to learn more about the production.

Audio Description and Touch Tours

Our Audio Descriptions are co-written and delivered by former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore and VocalEyes, offering a unique insight into our productions and bringing our performances to life for visually impaired patrons. You will hear descriptions of the movement, action and drama on stage with music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

‘I didn’t know what to expect but the music and description gelled really well together. I was enthralled with it — it was as if everything else around you didn’t exist.’
Visually Impaired Patron

Audio Description ticket holders are encouraged to take part in our free Touch Tour Insight Workshops, which take place before our Audio Described performances. These workshops introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show. You will hear descriptions of the scenery, feel the props and costumes and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Pippa and Company dancers.

‘I used to go and see dance companies regularly before losing a lot of my eyesight. I did not think I would be able to go to any dance performances ever again… A friend encouraged me to go to an audio-visual performance and touch tour and your ballet was my first experience of this… it made such a positive difference and I will be returning to see further dance performances. Thank you Northern Ballet for such a good touch tour.’
Visually Impaired Patron

Our listings below let you know where and when Audio Described performances will be taking place and includes the information in audio format.

Please note that the timings for the Touch Tour Insight Workshops vary by venue. In addition to the Touch Tour Insight Workshop you can hear pre-show notes which describe the set, props and costumes via your headset or audio description device, beginning 15 minutes prior to the performance.

 

International women’s day parkruns!

international womens day parkrun on 7 March
Venue:
Various - find the nearest parkrun
Time:
9.00 am - Various
Phone:
Date:
07th March 2020
Cost:
Free
Contact:


This Girl Can teams up with parkrun to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day parkrun is all about celebrating female participation and we would love to welcome as many women and girls as possible to parkrun on Saturday 7 March.

In England #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England.

Women and girls are being encouraged to celebrate International Women’s Day by joining their local parkrun.

On Saturday 7 March, This Girl Can is teaming up with parkrun to put on hundreds of events across the UK to inspire and attract women.

On the day, aim to arrive 15-20 minutes before the start. parkruns start at 9:00 am in England & Wales, and at 9:30 am in Scotland & Northern Ireland.

So, this International Women’s Day parkruns across the UK will be showing their support with female volunteer teams, a brief for all newcomers, selfie frames and a suggested purple dress code.

Those already park running are encouraged to bring a female friend, colleague or family member along, and everyone is invited to join the celebration online at #IWDparkrun and #ThisGirlCan.

A dedicated page is live on the parkrun website to find out more about your local International Women’s Day parkrun, as well as information to help those taking part for the first time.

Find you nearest international women’s day parkrun

Find your nearest participating event using the map, locations in the link above with a This Girl Can logo have let us know that they will be hosting a special #IWDparkrun. Regardless of whether your local event is hosting an #IWDparkrun or not, every single parkrun event will welcome you with open arms. Click on any event to find out more information. You can see where to meet, a description of the course, facilities, and specific event team contact details if you’ve got any queries ahead of the day.

All you need to do is register here, then just turn up on the day with your printed barcode.

Read our blog to find out about how parkrun works and what to expect.