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Illuminate Freedom Birthday Picnic Hyde Park 23 July

Illuminate Freedom Birthday Picnic Hyde Park 23 July

Yes, Illuminate Freedom will soon be one year old – and it will be a birthday to remember!

We will be hosting a fabulous Birthday Picnic in Hyde Park on the afternoon of Saturday 23 July. Absolutely everyone is welcome – no matter your age or mobility, feel free to bring along your family, friends, guide dogs and carers. It will be a great chance to relax in the sun (we hope!) and meet some new and amazing people, young and old. It will also be a chance for you to meet the rest of the ever-growing Illuminate Freedom Team.Date: Saturday 23 July Time: TBC Venue: Hyde Park Contact: Email

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Are you 7 to 18 years old? – Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible?

We have a fantastic workshop opportunity to share with you/your children. Girls and boys, children and teens are encouraged to apply. Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible? Can you help them imagine a character you’d take on a Minecraft treasure hunt?
Or, are you an expert VI gamer that knows what a game should feel like? If you are interested, please contact and we will put you in touch for further information.

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Volunteering has been an amazing experience for me’

To celebrate National Volunteers week, we hear from Linda Almond, a sighted volunteer who volunteers with Metro Blind Sport’s Tennis. Linda organises a rota of volunteers, as well as volunteering herself, for the Metro Blind Sport’s tennis sessions at Islington Tennis Centre every other Wednesday.

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FILM: NOTES ON BLINDNESS – Thursday 23rd June – Curzon Bloomsbury!

Film Notes on Blindness on 23 June

Following the journey of writer and theologian John Hull, who began an audio diary after losing his sight in 1983 to help him make sense of the loss, Notes on Blindness is an inspiring testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal.

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Extant Free Spirit of Resistance sharing event – 18 June!


Extant cordially invites you to a sharing event exploring themes of resistance and resilience. When: Saturday 18 June 2016 Time: 2:30-4:00pm Where: Space C2, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX call Sally Booth
on 07921 809688

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