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SEEING Exhibition Project via online workshops and phone calls!

SEEING Exhibition Project with VICTA and the Science Gallery London
Venue:
Science Gallery London, London Bridge
Time:
Closing Date to apply 31 March 2020 - Starts end of April: Event Launches 22 July
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
25th April 2020
Cost:
Free


Science Gallery London consultation workshop

Health considerations: Considering the current health emergency, we are considering other alternative forms of consultations, like online workshops and phone calls.

The Science Gallery London (SGL) and VICTA are teaming up to deliver a project as part of the SGL’s SEEING Exhibition and season of events which is hopefully  launching 22 July.
This co-created artistic project requires a team of creative young adults with a vision impairment aged 18-25 years to design and lead it.

When: Starts end of April
More details on timescales are available on the application page
Who: 18 to 25 years Organisers: Science Gallery London and VICTA:
Location: Science Gallery London, London Bridge
Cost: Free – see ‘Other Practical Information’ below
Closing Date: 31 March 2020  Find out more and apply

Call for blind and partially sighted participants to consult on upcoming gallery exhibition

We are looking for blind and partially sighted participants that would be willing to take part in consultation workshops about an upcoming exhibition about ‘sight’. The gallery is an incredible space for young people, and it’s working to make their programmes and spaces accessible,

We are mainly looking for participants who are between 15 and 25 years old, but we are very flexible.

In case you are unable to attend the workshop, but you would like to contribute, please get in touch and we will arrange an alternative way.

Date: Saturday 25/04/2020
Time: 11am- 1pm
Contact: Rafie, the workshop organiser, on raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk

About the consultation:

Science Gallery London would like to invite a group of young people (mainly aged 15-25, but older people are welcome) to participate in a 2-hours consultation workshop about accessibility, resources and information for the upcoming exhibition ‘Seeing’ (details below). The workshop will include a presentation about the exhibition, its aims and objectives, the artworks, and the events season that will run alongside the exhibition.

The aim of the consultation is to hear what resources would be interesting for blind & partially sighted visitors and what shape that content could take. We are particularly interested in exploring with the group the scope for and interest in live audio description, tactile models, or recorded audio, amongst other forms. We would like to use the outcomes of the consultation to feed in to designing meaningful forms of content for blind and partially sighted visitors, and to create a long-term commitment within the gallery to the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors.

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 15 on 31st March 2020
  • Aged 25 or under on 22nd July 2020
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Find out more and apply

 

Managing Educational Healthcare Plans – Q&A’s with VICTA

Managing EHCPs – Q&A with Gurvinder Kaur VICTA Trustee!

Managing Educational Healthcare Plans – Q&A’s with Gurvinder Kaur

VICTA Trustee Gurvinder Kaur, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be delivering parent information sessions around the country in October. This is a rare opportunity to have your questions answered by a legal professional in this field; whilst Gurvinder will not be able to answer questions relating to personal cases, she will be able to tackle broader general questions and topics. There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session.

VICTA has worked with Gurvinder to develop a series of FAQs around EHCPs – you can access these here:  https://blindsport.uk/EHCP

There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session. So far, we have three events confirmed:

• Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
• Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
• Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

To apply to attend one of the sessions, please complete the form via the link below.

https://blindsport.uk/VICTAEHCP

When:

  • Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
  • Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
  • Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

Who: Parents of a visually impaired child

Cost: £5 per person

Closing Date: Friday 26 June 2020

 

VICTA: Managing EHCPs Q&As

Managing EHCPs – Q&A with Gurvinder Kaur VICTA Trustee!
Venue:
£5 per person
Time:
TBC -
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
08th October 2020
Cost:
£5 per person


Managing Educational Healthcare Plans – Q&A’s with Gurvinder Kaur

VICTA Trustee Gurvinder Kaur, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be delivering parent information sessions around the country in October. This is a rare opportunity to have your questions answered by a legal professional in this field; whilst Gurvinder will not be able to answer questions relating to personal cases, she will be able to tackle broader general questions and topics. There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session.

VICTA has worked with Gurvinder to develop a series of FAQs around EHCPs – you can access these here:  https://blindsport.uk/EHCP

There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session. So far, we have three events confirmed:

• Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
• Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
• Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

To apply to attend one of the sessions, please complete the form via the link below.

https://blindsport.uk/VICTAEHCP

When:

  • Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
  • Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
  • Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

Who: Parents of a visually impaired child

Cost: £5 per person

Closing Date: Friday 26 June 2020

 

Family Day at Matlock Farm Park

Family Day at Matlock Farm Park with VICTA
Venue:
Matlock Farm Park, Derbyshire
Time:
 Apply by 3 April - Event date: 13 June 2020
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
03rd April 2020
Cost:
£5 per person


Family Day at Matlock Farm Park with VICTA

Come and explore the Matlock Farm Park with VICTA!

Our day will begin by with our group enjoying a guided tour of the park and exploring as many of our senses as we can. We will then be handling some small animals including baby chicks and lambs. We will even get to meet some of the famous meerkats and wallabies!

Application Deadline:  3 April 2020  Event date  13 June 2020
Who: 0 to 17 years plus immediate family (please note: some of the activities may not be suitable for children under 5 years old)
Location: Matlock Farm Park, Derbyshire:  Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH
Cost: £5 per person

Apply for your place!

Venue Tel: 01246 590200
Venue Email: info@matlockfarmpark.co.uk

After lunch, it will be time to explore everything the rest of the Farm Park has to offer. Horse riding is also available but this is at an extra cost (if you would like to have a go, you will need to get in touch us and we can organise on your behalf).

There is a café on site where you can purchase food, but you are also welcome to bring you own packed lunches. During this time, you will be able to make use of the play facilities as well as join in with the other animal activities during the day.

If you would like to apply for your family to attend, please complete the online application form via the link below.

Apply for your place!

 

VICTA Pre-Teen Sleepover!

VICTA Pre-Teen Sleepover for 10 to 13 years - Closing Date 28 Feb 2020

VICTA Pre-Teen Sleepover!

When: 16 to 17 April 2020  Closing Date: 28 February 2020
Who: 10 to 13 years
Location: New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
Cost: £20

This Easter, join VICTA for a sleepover!

As well as taking part in lots of fun and exciting activities such as sensory art, sporty games and access to the New College Worcester (NCW) youth club (air hockey, Lego, musical instruments, pool table and more), your child will also meet lots of new people and make new friends.

With the support of the independent living skills team at NCW, your child will also have a go at cooking and helping out with making lunch and dinner (including food prep and washing up) as well as providing support in developing other key skills.

We appreciate that growing up with sight loss can bring practical, emotional and social challenges. Our pre-teen activities are designed to provide hands-on learning in fun, safe and supportive environments.

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply on our website via the link below.

Find out more and apply