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RSBC Nov Online Events: Audiobook Club – Sisterhood Squad & More!

RSBC November Online Events- Assistive Tech - Audio book club - Sisterhood & More!

RSBC November Online Events:  Assistive Tech – Audiobook Club – Sisterhood Squad & much More!

We have a packed scheduled of events for blind and partially sighted young people. You can also find our updated calendar here: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/live-life-go-further

See below for our range of virtual activities to keep you all engaged and connected. All of our sessions will be run via Zoom. Just download the app and click the link (which will only be sent to those who have confirmed attendance) and enter your name which will appear on screen

 

Please note: All sessions are password protected and moderated by RSBC staff, so are a fun, safe place for VI young people to connect.

To register your interest for any of the virtual sessions or if you have any questions please contact: connections@rsbc.org.uk or  enquiries@rsbc.org.uk 

If you have any suggestions or questions, or if you have any trouble accessing the timetable, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

for RSBC Virtual Programmes dates and more… visit the link below

https://www.rsbc.org.uk/live-life-go-further

 

 

RSBC November Online Programme Below.

 

All Week – Employment Advice  

Lead Staff: Mark

Age: 16-25

Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Assistive Tech

Lead Staff: Alex

Age: 8-25

Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Parents Assistive Tech

Lead Staff: Alex

Age: 8-25
Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities.

If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

Audio Book Club
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts, and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Creative
Lead Staff: Owain & Jelani/Vivek
Age: 8 – 25

The Creative Group will be working online and will be working towards our annual Christmas Concert.  Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents at the RSBC Christmas Concert.

 

Health and Well-being

Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek

Age: 8-25

Join the RSBC virtual workout squad & our fitness Queen Lauren for a quick morning workout every Saturdays, to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

 

Sisterhood
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities, and a variety of discussion topics. Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Supper Club
Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 16 – 25
Grab some food and join us virtually to socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space.

 

Sensory Story Time
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time – dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive.

 

Minds in Sight Local/National Meeting

Lead: Jelani

Age: 14 – 25

Let’s get to work! This November, the Minds in Sight Project sponsored by Erasmus is back and bringing you an exciting panel on Employment. We will have a wide and varied panel of experts eager to listen to you and your experiences surrounding employment and being VI. They are also there to share top tips and practices for finding the right job for you. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to share your opinion and story with people who make those decisions and will empower you to make a difference.

 

7 o’Clock Cub
Lead: Henshaws
Age: 14 – 25

Join this virtual group to connect with other VI young people, make friends and try new things. Contact marie.hansen@henshaws.org.uk to book your space!

 

 Social Saturday
Lead: Henshaws
Age: 11-25

Get social with other VI young people and challenge yourself: health & wellbeing workouts, beat boxing, games and more! Contact george.ferguson@henshaws.org.uk to book your space!

 

 

Blind and Partially Sighted Kids Sing ‘Stand By Me’ | Royal Society for Blind Children

 

 

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RSBC has moved online: Virtual Activities Programme!

Check out the RSBC November Online Events!

The Royal Society for Blind Children has moved online!

See below for our range of virtual activities to keep you all engaged and connected. All of our sessions will be run via Zoom. Just download the app and click the link (which will only be sent to those who have confirmed attendance) and enter your name which will appear on screen

 

Please note: All sessions are password protected and moderated by RSBC staff, so are a fun, safe place for VI young people to connect.

To register your interest for any of the virtual sessions or if you have any questions please contact:  enquiries@rsbc.org.uk

If you have any suggestions or questions, or if you have any trouble accessing the timetable, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

for RSBC Virtual Programmes dates and more… visit the link below

https://www.rsbc.org.uk/live-life-go-further

 

September Virtual Programmes below

 

All Week – Employment Advice 

Lead Staff: Mark

Age: 16-25

Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Health and Well-being

Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek

Age: 8-25

Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness Queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

 

Audio Book Club

Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Assistive Tech

Lead Staff: Alex

Age: 8-25

Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Sisterhood

Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities, and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, fashion & clothing, employment & back to school, make-up, self-care and independency and hair workshops with a guest speaker! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

 

Parents Assistive Tech

Lead Staff: Alex

Age: 8-25
Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities.

If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

 

Minds in Sight Meetings (Local/National)

Lead Staff: Jelani
Age: 14 – 25
Are you curious about how to be a part of change and progress in your community and beyond? Join in on our Virtual Minds in Sight sessions in September! There will be a series of panel discussions focused on issues that affect you! You will be able to speak with and have your questions answered by experts in the field. Come along to be a part of the conversation and see how you can influence change for yourself and people like you!

 

Supper Club

Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 16 – 25
Grab some food and join us virtually to socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space.

 

Sensory Story Time

Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time – dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive.

 

Creative

Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25
Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Blind and Partially Sighted Kids Sing ‘Stand By Me’ | Royal Society for Blind Children

 

 

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RSBC Christmas Concert 2019

RSBC Christmas Concert on the 9 December 2019

Join the Royal Society for Blind Children for this very special evening of carols, mince pies, mulled wine and most importantly, incredible performances from the RSBC Music Group!

This evening is a celebration of our young people, and what they have achieved this past year.

Carols will be accompanied by pianist Kevin Satizabal, with the evening hosted by much-loved BBC Radio 4 Dead Ringers impressionist and RSBC ambassador, Jon Culshaw!

You will be treated to Christmas songs by Ukulele Orchestra ‘Uke ‘n’ Smile’, who will be joined by the singing group ‘The Smilettes’ – get ready for a whole lot of festive fun!

Under-12s go free and everyone can enjoy a free mince pie or gingerbread man on arrival.

All proceeds from the night will go to RSBC, to ensure blind children nationwide live a life without limits.

Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. People of all faiths or none very welcome.

Event details

  • Date:  Mon  9 December 2019  TIme: 18:30 – 21:15 GMT
  • Venue: St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H

Book your ticket online here:  blindsport.uk/RSBCXmas9Dec

You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling our Events Team on 0203 794 8287.

 

Christmas carolling under the tree

Date: Thursday 12th December 17:00 – 18:00 – Trafalgar Square

It is THE evening, it is THE tree and it is THE choir, and RSBC has been allocated a 1 hour time slot.
Whether you can sing or not – this evening all that will matter is the good spirit and willingness to be part of something special. Because yes, it will be special. And no, you will not be alone! We are trying to put together at least 30-strong choir. Will you be part of it? And please do not worry if you think you don’t know how to sing!

Contact below if you want to be a part of the choir

Contact: volunteers@rsbc.org.uk 

 

 

 

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RSBC Christmas Concert 2019

RSBC Christmas Concert on the 9 December 2019
Venue:
St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H
Time:
6.30 pm - 9.15 pm
Phone:
0203 794 8287
Date:
09th December 2019
Cost:
£12 - Free for a Sighted Guide
Contact:


Join the Royal Society for Blind Children for this very special evening of carols, mince pies, mulled wine and most importantly, incredible performances from the RSBC Music Group!

This evening is a celebration of our young people, and what they have achieved this past year.

Carols will be accompanied by pianist Kevin Satizabal, with the evening hosted by much-loved BBC Radio 4 Dead Ringers impressionist and RSBC ambassador, Jon Culshaw!

You will be treated to Christmas songs by Ukulele Orchestra ‘Uke ‘n’ Smile’, who will be joined by the singing group ‘The Smilettes’ – get ready for a whole lot of festive fun!

Under-12s go free and everyone can enjoy a free mince pie or gingerbread man on arrival.

All proceeds from the night will go to RSBC, to ensure blind children nationwide live a life without limits.

Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. People of all faiths or none very welcome.

Event details

  • Date:  Mon  9 December 2019  TIme: 18:30 – 21:15 GMT
  • Venue: St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H

Book your ticket online here:  blindsport.uk/RSBCXmas9Dec

You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling our Events Team on 0203 794 8287.

 

Christmas carolling under the tree

Date: Thursday 12th December 17:00 – 18:00 – Trafalgar Square

It is THE evening, it is THE tree and it is THE choir, and RSBC has been allocated a 1 hour time slot.
Whether you can sing or not – this evening all that will matter is the good spirit and willingness to be part of something special. Because yes, it will be special. And no, you will not be alone! We are trying to put together at least 30-strong choir. Will you be part of it? And please do not worry if you think you don’t know how to sing!

Contact below if you want to be a part of the choir

Contact: volunteers@rsbc.org.uk 

 

 

 

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VI SocialEyes Event 11 June

VI Socialeyes 11 June Thega Cafe London WC1H 8BS

VI SocialEyes Event on  11 June at the Thenga Café

An event for vision impaired people aged 18+

“This is an event is to get together to have fun and make new friends…there will be food and drinks, also music to enjoy ourselves”

The next event will take place on
Date: Tuesday 11th June Time: 3.00 until 5.00 pm
The location is:
Venue: Thenga Café, 120 Cromer St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8BS
(near the RNIB offices)
Cost: Entry: £7:00 (includes set meal of samosas and hot or cold drinks)
For further details, contact:
Mahir on 07496922131 or email: mahirtopal18@gmail.com

The Video below has Mahir and  Mark from RSBC talking about the last VISocialEyes Event!

Royal Society for Blind Children website: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/ 

 

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