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LOOKFest 2019 by Charlotte Carson

Lookfest 2019 by Charlotte Carson!

LOOKFest 2019

Thank you for keeping in touch with LOOK and for your support. We are very excited to share news with you about LOOKFest – our first summer festival. We had an incredible time, and have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback.

One mum wrote: “Thank you so much, our girls loved every second and had so many accessible new experiences. I’ve never seen our eldest so free and just enjoying being a child.”

That’s exactly what we were aiming for – to give families and young people a sense of freedom and fun. It’s two years ago since the idea for a VI friendly summer festival was born. It came out of the challenges faced by many visually impaired people who go to festivals. Often activities are not accessible and festival sites are difficult to navigate, so we decided to create LOOKFest – an accessible family friendly festival, where people can come together, take part in accessible activities and visually impaired children can roam free.

Video Message below from Charlotte Carson

We also recruited visually impaired volunteers to help us. For example, our volunteers helped us design the guide ropes around the site, that helped visually impaired people navigate independently. Our blind and partially sighted volunteers also acted as role models to the children and families, showing that visually impaired people can thrive and overcome challenges and barriers in their lives.

One mum said: “Meeting VI role models was the highlight of the festival. It had such an empowering effect on my VI daughter. She doesn’t often meet other VI people, and they were so positive and assertive – fantastic!”

After months of planning, and in particular thanks to the hard work of our Events Manager Elin and our Operations Manager Megan, The LOOK team and our band of amazing volunteers pulled off an incredible event.
Families and children created dens, textured rainbows and musical instruments in the woodland. Children took part in music workshops and were shown the power of echolocation for independent navigation by Daniel Kish and his team. We also held a magical fancy dress disco, an open mic and were treated to live music by a live band, the Inner Vision Orchestra and danced the night away with a ceilidh. Children and families having fun, sharing experiences and offering each other support during the weekend was wonderful. You can’t put a price on it.

One parent summed up the spirit of the festival by saying: “My son now has friends who are VI like him and we have an overall sense of increased confidence and appetite for further adventure. Having Daniel Kish and his team there was great, his positive outlook was very motivational in allowing us to see and explore the scope for VI independence.”

Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, activity leaders and caterers for making LOOKFest such a great success. And a heartfelt thank you from all at Look – and the families and young people who came to the festival – to our funders the incredible Queen’s Trust for making LOOKFest possible.

Thanks to your generous support, we were able to offer families an accessible, affordable and unforgettable experience. I’d also like to thank our incredible London marathon runners who raise vital funds – we are indebted to you all!

The interest for LOOKFest 2020 is very much alive. So if you want to join us next year, please register your interest by emailing Elin on events@look-uk.org

Charlotte Carson,
Director of LOOK

Website: https://www.look-uk.org

 

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival 26- 29 July

 LOOKfest The UK’s First Accessible Family Festival

RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell chats to Kevin Satizibal from the charity LOOK UK, who are hosting this summer’s LOOKfest – An accessible summer festival for visually impaired young people and their families.

It will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvass in rural Herefordshire.

26-29 July: LOOKFest

Join us for a weekend of activities, music and discussion, at LOOKFest, our first ever accessible family festival at the Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire. Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from vision impaired creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions and more!

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Fun for all the family! From toddlers to teens, to the truly ancient, there is something for everyone!

Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00
Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!

Welcome to LOOKfest! An accessible summer festival for families with a visually impaired parent or child. LOOKfest! will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvas in rural Herefordshire.

This festival is run by LOOK UK, a charity that aims to empower young visually impaired (VI) people to thrive.  LOOKfest! is a unique event, created by VI people, for VI people. On our beautiful and tranquil festival site, you are free to roam, join in with a host of activities or kick back and relax.

Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from visually impaired
creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions
and more!

Camping

If you’re more of a classic camping family, you can choose to pitch your own tent in our sheltered and car-free camping field. LOOK staff and volunteers will be on hand to support you with pitching your tent where needed.

Small caravans can be accommodated, though please be aware that there is no electric hookup available. Caravans will be required to pitch in the parking field, which is adjacent to the camping field.

Camping tent £10 per tent for the full weekend.

Camping caravan (please let us know if you plan to bring a van) £10 per van for the full weekend.

You can book your glamping / camping at the checkout when you book your LOOKfest tickets!

LOOK runs a free peer to peer mentor service which links VI people together
for inspiration, guidance and support. Come to LOOKfest! and meet the
team! Mentors will be running workshops, hosting fun and games and Q&As.

Come and Muck In! Find out Whats On!!

Explore!

Get hands-on with nature! Enjoy our woodland, turn your hand at den making, have lots of fun in our giant sand pit!

Create!

Get creative in our dance, music and craft workshops.

Get Inspired!

Hear from VI people with full lives and interesting stories to tell.

Learn!

Try something new and learn tips and tricks. Build your confidence!

Workshops in: fashion and beauty, self-advocacy, mindfulness, stress management and more.

Play!

Take part in a range of fun team games and try out new sports. Test your trapeze skills and walk the tight rope, supported by our accessible circus crew. Get competitive and join in with a variety of accessible board-games.

Connect!

Meet other families and make friends. Join our discussion groups and Q&A sessions with our fantastic LOOK mentors.

Relax!

Chill out with some yoga or a professional massage.

Chat with new friends over a drink at the bar (cash only, so come prepared!)

The LOOK team are here to make sure you are comfortable and happy and have a great time!

Have fun!

Take in a packed programme of live entertainment including music, comedy and dance from talented VI performers.

If you play an instrument or have a talent to share, bring it along for a jam and join in the fun!

book your LOOKfest tickets!

 

 

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival 26- 29 July
Venue:
Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire,
Rockyfold, Kentchurch Estate, HR2OBL
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07470872782 / 07464351958
Date:
26th July 2019
Cost:
For 3 Days Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00 Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!


 LOOKfest The UK’s First Accessible Family Festival

RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell chats to Kevin Satizibal from the charity LOOK UK, who are hosting this summer’s LOOKfest – An accessible summer festival for visually impaired young people and their families.

It will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvass in rural Herefordshire.

26-29 July: LOOKFest

Join us for a weekend of activities, music and discussion, at LOOKFest, our first ever accessible family festival at the Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire. Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from vision impaired creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions and more!

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Fun for all the family! From toddlers to teens, to the truly ancient, there is something for everyone!

Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00
Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!

Welcome to LOOKfest! An accessible summer festival for families with a visually impaired parent or child.

LOOKfest! will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvas in rural Herefordshire.

This festival is run by LOOK UK, a charity that aims to empower young visually impaired (VI) people to thrive.  LOOKfest! is a unique event, created by VI people, for VI people.

On our beautiful and tranquil festival site, you are free to roam, join in with a host of activities or kick back and relax.

Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from visually impaired
creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions
and more!

Camping

If you’re more of a classic camping family, you can choose to pitch your own tent in our sheltered and car-free camping field. LOOK staff and volunteers will be on hand to support you with pitching your tent where needed.

Small caravans can be accommodated, though please be aware that there is no electric hookup available. Caravans will be required to pitch in the parking field, which is adjacent to the camping field.

Camping tent £10 per tent for the full weekend.

Camping caravan (please let us know if you plan to bring a van) £10 per van for the full weekend.

You can book your glamping / camping at the checkout when you book your LOOKfest tickets!

LOOK runs a free peer to peer mentor service which links VI people together
for inspiration, guidance and support. Come to LOOKfest! and meet the
team! Mentors will be running workshops, hosting fun and games and Q&As.

Come and Muck In! Find out Whats On!!

Explore!

Get hands-on with nature! Enjoy our woodland, turn your hand at den making, have lots of fun in our giant sand pit!

Create!

Get creative in our dance, music and craft workshops.

Get Inspired!

Hear from VI people with full lives and interesting stories to tell.

Learn!

Try something new and learn tips and tricks. Build your confidence!

Workshops in: fashion and beauty, self-advocacy, mindfulness, stress management and more.

Play!

Take part in a range of fun team games and try out new sports. Test your trapeze skills and walk the tight rope, supported by our accessible circus crew. Get competitive and join in with a variety of accessible board-games.

Connect!

Meet other families and make friends. Join our discussion groups and Q&A sessions with our fantastic LOOK mentors.

Relax!

Chill out with some yoga or a professional massage.

Chat with new friends over a drink at the bar (cash only, so come prepared!)

The LOOK team are here to make sure you are comfortable and happy and have a great time!

Have fun!

Take in a packed programme of live entertainment including music, comedy and dance from talented VI performers.

If you play an instrument or have a talent to share, bring it along for a jam and join in the fun!

book your LOOKfest tickets!