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Eden Project: Apply by 10 May!

Family Entry to Eden Project Cornwall with VICTA
Venue:
Eden Project, Cornwall
Time:
Event Date 15 June -
Phone:
Date:
10th May 2019
Cost:
£5.20 per family member with carers and under 5s free of charge
Contact:


Family Entry to Eden Project Cornwall -VICTA!

We are pleased to announce applications are now open for tickets to the Eden Project, Cornwall. These tickets will provide you and your family with complete access to the Mediterranean and Rainforest Biomes, Orchid Displays, Outdoor Gardens, Rainforest Canopy Walkway and much more!

Feel the tropical heat in the stunning Rainforest Biome and meander through the landscapes of the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia Biome.

The Rainforest Canopy Walkway will take you through the tree tops, enabling you to experience the breath-taking views across the Biome. The new Weather Maker section is now open and includes a rope bridge, a cloud bridge and an immersive exhibit where you can shelter from the tropical rain storms.

Take a walk through the Invisible Worlds Exhibition and experience the interconnectedness between life and the Earth’s environments at all scales and beyond our senses.

Closing Date: 10 May 2019
Event Date: 15 June 2019
Location: Eden Project, Cornwall
Contribution: £5.20 per family member with carers and under 5s free of charge
Application Age: 5 to 17 years, plus immediate family

Apply here: https://blindsport.uk/Eden

During your busy day at the Eden Project, take a pit-stop at any of the Baobab Bars in the Rainforest Biome and enjoy a smoothie which combines coconut milk, banana and nutritious baobab powder from Africa’s iconic trees. Alternatively, feast on some sensational food at the Mediterranean Terrace located in the Med Biome.

Please note that VICTA staff will not be present at this activity. If you would like to apply for your family to attend, please complete the online application form via the link below.

 

Caldecotte Xperience Family Day!

Victa - Caldecotte Xperience Water Sports Centre Family Day

Caldecotte Xperience Water Sports Centre Family Day

Come and join VICTA for our wet and wild, water sports based family day taking place at the Caldecotte Xperience Water Sports Centre in Milton Keynes.Promising to be a fun filled day, children and siblings (and maybe some of the big kids), will be able to have a go at a selection of different water sports, so don’t forget your towel!

We will be having a go at an assortment of activities, including dragon boating, power boat rides, rafted canoeing, raft building and sailing.Outside of the water sports activities, there will also have a small selection of refreshments available.

Date: 12 May 2019
Location: Caldecotte Xperience Water Sports Centre, Lakeside Grove, off H10 Bletcham Way, Milton Keynes, MK7 8HP
Contribution: £7.50 per person – under 5s go free!
Application Age: 5 to 17 years, plus immediate family
Closing Date: Friday 29 March 2019

Apply for your place!

Families will need to bring their own lunches to this event. However, there are opportunities nearby to get food and drink.

 

Performing Arts Workshop – Extant!

Performing Arts Workshop - Extant - 14 to 17 yrs

VICTA is teaming up with Extant, Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, to provide a workshop day for 14-17 year olds during the February half term.

Interested in a career in the performing arts? Or just looking for something different to do in your half term? Extant’s workshops will give you an insight into the industry as well as help develop your creative skills with like-minded young people.

Who: 14 to 17 years Cost: £5
Closing date to apply : 21 December 2018
When: Thursday 21 February 2019
Location: The Tramshed, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, SE18 6ES

Taking place at Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, Extant will create a tailor-made day for VICTA participants based on their workshop choices. Possible workshops to chose from are comedy, story telling, writing, directing, physical theatre, poetry, podcasting and dance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of performing arts, whatever your preferred discipline and find out where it takes you!

To find out more and apply for your place, please complete the online form before Friday 21 December 2018.

When you register your interest, please indicate which workshops you would be interested in:

  • Comedy workshops
  • Story telling
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Physical theatre
  • Poetry
  • Podcasting/Youtube (how to create your own content from using personal technology)
  • Dance

Richard Wheatley who has attended both VICTA and Extant workshops and is now finding success as a comedian, having recently performed at the Edinburgh Festival, said of the benefits of performing:

“When I am on stage I know that I have control, no need to catch someone’s eye or shout to make myself heard. The only things I have to react to are the laughs of the people focusing on me, people who are reacting to me, a loop that starts with my antics and feeds back to me what I should do next.

People often say that performing comedy takes courage, and I’ll admit that before a gig I am usually nervous, but once I’m on stage it’s just like a conversation with friends. I’ve always enjoyed jokes and comedy, so it’s exactly how I communicate anyway”.

This is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of performing arts, whatever your preferred discipline and find out where it takes you!

Participants will need to make their own way to the venue at their own cost and provide their own lunch.

To find out more and apply for your place, please complete the online form before Friday 21 December 2018.

 

Performing Arts Workshop: Extant!

Performing Arts Workshop - Extant - 14 to 17 yrs
Venue:
The Tramshed, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, SE18 6ES
Time:
Apply via online form - Closing date to apply : 21 December 2018
Phone:
01908 240831
Date:
21st December 2018
Cost:
£5
Contact:


VICTA is teaming up with Extant, Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, to provide a workshop day for 14-17 year olds during the February half term.

Interested in a career in the performing arts? Or just looking for something different to do in your half term? Extant’s workshops will give you an insight into the industry as well as help develop your creative skills with like-minded young people.

Who: 14 to 17 years Cost: £5
Closing date to apply : 21 December 2018
Event Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Location: The Tramshed, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, SE18 6ES

Taking place at Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, Extant will create a tailor-made day for VICTA participants based on their workshop choices. Possible workshops to chose from are comedy, story telling, writing, directing, physical theatre, poetry, podcasting and dance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of performing arts, whatever your preferred discipline and find out where it takes you!

To find out more and apply for your place, please complete the online form before Friday 21 December 2018.

When you register your interest, please indicate which workshops you would be interested in:

  • Comedy workshops
  • Story telling
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Physical theatre
  • Poetry
  • Podcasting/Youtube (how to create your own content from using personal technology)
  • Dance

Richard Wheatley who has attended both VICTA and Extant workshops and is now finding success as a comedian, having recently performed at the Edinburgh Festival, said of the benefits of performing:

“When I am on stage I know that I have control, no need to catch someone’s eye or shout to make myself heard. The only things I have to react to are the laughs of the people focusing on me, people who are reacting to me, a loop that starts with my antics and feeds back to me what I should do next.

People often say that performing comedy takes courage, and I’ll admit that before a gig I am usually nervous, but once I’m on stage it’s just like a conversation with friends. I’ve always enjoyed jokes and comedy, so it’s exactly how I communicate anyway”.

This is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of performing arts, whatever your preferred discipline and find out where it takes you!

Participants will need to make their own way to the venue at their own cost and provide their own lunch.

To find out more and apply for your place, please complete the online form before Friday 21 December 2018.

 

Robin Hood Pantomime -VICTA!

Robin Hood Pantomime with VICTA book by 21 Nov

It’s time to join the Merry Men and transport ourselves to panto land for this year’s Milton Keynes performance, Robin Hood. We are excited to have tickets to the audio-described performance on Sunday 23 December 2018.

Soap star favourite Shane Richie takes the lead as Robin Hood, as he strives to win the hand of Maid Marion. There are sure to be plenty of laughs as Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men scheme to thwart the Sheriff of Nottingham’s evil plans.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre
Age: 5+ years plus one parent or carer (must be 18+)
Date: Sunday 23 December 2018
Time: 2pm (There will also be a touch-tour before this performance which must be pre-booked)
Cost: £20 per pair
TO apply please fill in the online form: http://bit.ly/RobinHoodVicta

The tickets on offer are for a VI applicant plus one parent or carer, unfortunately, we are unable to invite additional siblings or other family members to this activity.

Attendees will also be able to attend a touch tour beforehand at 12.30pm, however, spaces for this are limited so you will need to indicate in the application form if you would like to attend the tour.

Check out VICTA  Full Event Calendar here :  https://www.victa.org.uk/2018-victa-activities/