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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!

 

 

RNIB Radio: Combat loneliness

RNIB Connect Radio Audio Podcast

New report by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, found that almost 50% of us struggle with loneliness.

Losing your sight can also cause feelings of alienation, but is there a way to combat loneliness and where can we get help?

RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Amanda Watkin, General Secretary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, to find out more about the research.

(Photo shows a young girl sitting by a window with her arms around her knees as she gazes out with a vacant look on her face)

For more information visit: https://www.rotarygbi.org/

 

VI Sailing is a Growing Passtime

Sailing For Vision Impaired People Is A Growing Passtime

Sailing For Vision Impaired People Is A Growing Passtime.

There are now lots of opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to dip their toe in the water and get sailing.From week-long yacht cruises to specialist groups and welcoming yacht clubs, there’s never been a better time to have a go.

Even at the top competitive levels, teams from Great Britain are hugely successful in competitions, around the globe.

Listen to RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell below in the audio podcast he speaks to World Champion sailor Lucy Hodges, to learn more about the sport and look at past, and future, competitions…

original post: http://bit.ly/RNIBVISailingGrowing

 

Podcast on Blind Sailing Week!

Blind Sailing Week-RNIB Connect Radio

Blind Sailing Week

RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell, who himself has attended the sailing week in the past, spoke to organiser Grant Morris to get more information.

Even if you’ve never sailed before, or an old salt looking to get back on the water, Blind Sailing Week is back, and they have places available.

The summer event sees blind and partially sighted people sailing with sighted crew on a flotilla of yachts, around the south coast of England and the fun packed week is now taking bookings.

You can listen to the RNIB Sailing Week For VI People  Audio Podcast below

Link to blind Sailing week event: http://bit.ly/BSW7-13July2019