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Audio Described Floor Yoga Classes

Audio Described Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

“Hello and welcome to your half an hour class, my name is Claire. Welcome, let’s just take a minute, just to stand here, have feet hit distance apart, toes nice and wide, and think about your nice strong standing position.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY1

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you. So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY2

 

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you. So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY3

 

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next gentle floor-based yoga session. My name is Claire, and I’ll be taking you through this practice. Today, we’re going to start in a standing position.

Find a standing position that’s comfortable for you. If you need to be by a wall for balance, then please take a position by the wall. Have your feet nice and solidly set on the floor. ” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY4

 

If the floor yoga sounds too much, you can try Claire’s chair yoga sessions below

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions  with Claire can be found in  this one playlist below: https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

 

 

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Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 4

Photo of Claire Miller in a lunge position text says Audio Described Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next gentle floor-based yoga session. My name is Claire, and I’ll be taking you through this practice. Today, we’re going to start in a standing position.

Find a standing position that’s comfortable for you. If you need to be by a wall for balance, then please take a position by the wall. Have your feet nice and solidly set on the floor. ” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY4

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you. So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY3

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you. So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY2

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

“Hello and welcome to your half an hour class, my name is Claire. Welcome, let’s just take a minute, just to stand here, have feet hit distance apart, toes nice and wide, and think about your nice strong standing position.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY1

 

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If the floor yoga sounds too much, you can try Claire’s chair yoga sessions below

 

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions  with Claire can be found in  this one playlist below: https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

 

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

 

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Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 4

Photo of Claire Miller in a lunge position text says Audio Described Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next gentle floor-based yoga session. My name is Claire, and I’ll be taking you through this practice. Today, we’re going to start in a standing position.

Find a standing position that’s comfortable for you. If you need to be by a wall for balance, then please take a position by the wall. Have your feet nice and solidly set on the floor. ” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 4 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY4

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you.
So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY3

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you.
So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.” – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY2

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

“Hello and welcome to your half an hour class, my name is Claire. Welcome, let’s just take a minute, just to stand here, have feet hit distance apart, toes nice and wide, and think about your nice strong standing position.”  – Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY1

 

Do not miss out on the latest floor-based yoga classes!  Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://blindsport.uk/Subscribe

If the floor yoga sounds too much, you can try Claire’s chair yoga sessions below

 

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions  with Claire can be found in  this one playlist below: https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

 

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Tate: Audio Described Chris Ofili’s – No Woman, No Cry!

Tate Gallery Audio Described Chris Ofili's - No Woman, No Cry!

The Story of No Woman, No Cry Audio Description

Listen to and watch an in-depth audio description of Chris Ofili’s No Woman, No Cry

Press play and discover the story behind No Woman, No Cry. Hear a detailed description of the artwork, descriptions of the colours and forms in the artwork, and how the artist made the work.

TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO DESCRIPTION

No Woman, No Cry is a very large, densely layered painting that depicts a crying woman set among various abstract patterns. The canvas is 2.4m high by 1.8m wide. The woman, who has dark hair and black skin, is shown in profile. The portrait is formed from a thin brown painted outline that is filled with many small dark brown circles. She wears blue eye shadow, red lipstick, a string of coloured beads that sits just below her hairline and a thin black necklace.

Forming the pendant of her necklace is a lump of elephant dung studded with map pins and a black heart shape. The woman’s chest bears an area of vibrant red and orange paint, with flame-like yellow forks across its top edge. A series of pale blue tears descends from each of her eyes, all of which feature a very small collaged photograph of a boy’s face.

The background is painted with a mixture of pale green and bright yellow. There is a criss-cross pattern under the portrait, which is made up small circles. The dotted lines are punctuated by black heart shapes that appear at the centre of each of the criss-cross diamonds.

Running in four horizontal lines across the canvas, the words ‘RIP Stephen Lawrence 1974–1993’ appear very faintly underneath its top layer, with the dates at the bottom completely obscured by the shoulders of the woman.

When exhibited, the painting rests on two large lumps of elephant dung which are sealed in transparent resin and studded with coloured map pins that are placed on the floor. The painting’s upper edge leans against the gallery wall.

This painting was made by the British artist Chris Ofili in 1998 when he was living and working in London. The title of this work is the name of a 1974 song by the Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley that asks a female listener not to be sad.

The faint inscription behind the portrait indicates that the crying woman is Doreen Lawrence (now Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE), the mother of Stephen Lawrence. Stephen Lawrence was murdered as a teenage boy in an unprovoked racist attack in London in 1993, and the photographs inside the tears in this work are all images of Stephen.

The work is painted on a coarse linen canvas that was bought pre-primed. Ofili added several further layers of acrylic primer and then covered the entire canvas with light green acrylic paint. He then drew thin lines over it in pencil, before adding the collaged circles that make up the diamond pattern. The circles are small cut-out reproductions of a work by the British abstract artist Bridget Riley.

Ofili then applied the heart shapes in black oil paint and the black dots using rub-on transfers. Following this, he used more paint to write the text across the painting, before fixing the dung pendant onto the canvas with a glue gun.

A polyester resin mixed with glitter, orange and black pigments was then poured onto the work while it was positioned horizontally. The canvas was tipped up before drying, producing runs of resin that are visible around its edges.

Finally, thinned oil paint was applied to depict the woman and unthinned oils were used for the beads and the colours on her chest. Despite the many layers, the overall thickness is still sufficiently thin for the canvas texture to remain apparent through it.

After five years of campaigning by Lawrence’s parents, the then Home secretary, Jack Straw, announced a judicial inquiry into the police investigations into their son’s death. When it was published two years later the 1999 Macpherson Report found police conduct had been marred by professional incompetence and institutional racism. The report made seventy recommendations, which led to an overhaul of Britain’s race relations legislation.

Curator Judith Nesbitt has written that ‘Ofili was deeply moved by the way in which Doreen Lawrence’s overwhelming silent grief at her son’s tragic death had been transformed with each successive interview as she became even stronger in spirit and emboldened to speak with great dignity’.

 

Other information shared from this months Tate Email Newsletter below

 

Tate Director’s radio broadcast

Our Director, Maria Balshaw, was the guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs last week, in which she chose some of her favourite music and talked about her role at Tate and in particular her commitment to inclusion. Click here to listen to the broadcast (30 minutes):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000lnld

Our recommendation for a day out

I can greatly recommend the Derek Jarman exhibition, currently on at the Garden Museum in Lambeth. Prospect Cottage in Dungeness was artist and film maker Derek Jarman’s home in the last decade of his life, and this is a recreation of the cottage and its shingle garden. Hundreds of tons of genuine Dungeness beach pebbles are spread over the exhibition floor for you to walk across, and the wooden cottage itself is recreated and filled with his original objects and artworks. A specially composed musical soundtrack is gently broadcast throughout the exhibition space, completing the experience. Click here to find out more, and to book:
https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/derek-jarman-my-gardens-boundaries-are-the-horizon/

You Said, We Did

Thank you so much to everybody who made suggestions and recommendations of how we should run our events when we are able to invite you in again. Please do keep sending your suggestions to us.

We will be considering delivering events with smaller numbers of people and to introduce booking via free tickets. This is for social distancing and also for track and trace. We may be able to offer events out of hours but we will probably wait until the Spring for this, as it gets dark so early in the evening during the winter months.

We have purchased a number of Ramble Tags. These are armbands with soft handles attached, worn by a Guide, so that you as a Blind person can hold the handle rather than the arm or hand of your Guide. Here is a link to the Ramble Tags website for more details:

https://rambletag.co.uk/

 

Northern Ballet AD of Geisha!

Northern Ballet Audio Described Geisha - 25 April at Sadlers Wells!

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.