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A Huge Thank You to all our Officials, Volunteers at the 40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

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This year’s Athletics open was amazing, athletes strived and achieved personal bests, while new participants learned new Sports from the Pros at the Festival. The atmosphere was awesome and never faltered even at the end of the day when the thunder and rain pelted down in the 5000m, We got Heroic performances from the athletes, officials and volunteers.

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What do five wheelchair users, two amputees, and people with various health conditions have in common?

UK active Matrix Flame awards 2016

What do five wheelchair users, two amputees, and people with various health conditions have in common? They are all qualified fitness professionals who are attending the 2016 UK active Matrix Flame Awards on 29th June in Telford.

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SENSORY PHOTOGRAPHY: blind photographers workshop – 23 July!

SENSORY PHOTOGRAPHY Sat 23 July The Photographers Gallery

Join photographer Gina Badenoch for this practical workshop that encourages participants to draw on a range of senses to make photographs. The workshop stems from Badenoch’s experience in working with Blind photographers and will involve a series of exercises related to mindfulness and use of all the senses to produce photographs through both independent and group work. For general enquiries please contact our Information Desk +44 (0)20 7087 9300

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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 louise@illuminatefreedom.co.uk

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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 activities@victa.org.uk and we will put you in touch for further information.

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