Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the upcoming events I'll be attending during the following two months. More will be added when they are arranged!

Thursday, April 10th:
Envision Steering Group meeting, training day and campaigns workshop at Judd Street in London. I'll also be providing some sketches and ideas of 'thank you' cards to the RNIB team, who have kindly asked me to design cards for their patrons of the charity.

Monday, April 28th:
Teleconference with the Envision Steering Group discussing the recent training day in London and how we have taken forward the actions from the previous meeting at Judd Street.

Tuesday, April 29th:
Focus Day at Henshaws showing an array of magnifiers and other available aids. Meal with the Arts & Crafts group at Rivington Barn in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 8th:
Visit to the Manchester Art Gallery with the Henshaws Art Galleries & Museums group, for an audio described talk and tour of "Art for All: Thomas Horsfall's gift to Manchester" I will then be making a blog post for the Henshaws blog regarding the group and tour.

Monday, May 19th:
Conference with the Greater Manchester Police Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, to discuss the reporting process of crime, as well as gathering suggestions and feedback on how the process can be more accessible to visually impaired and blind people. Also advising on how to keep safe and prevent oneself from becoming a victim of crime in the local area.

Tuesday, May 27th:
The start of Skillstep -a 12 week training course, provided by Henshaws Society for Blind People, and supported by the Big Lottery Fund. It is a practical course and beneficial for those who are seeking employment or voluntary work, or for those wanting to go into further education. Skillstep also delivers the perfect opportunity to boost confidence and independence, and expand social circles.

Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, June 1st
The Spirit of Salford Weekender, providing two days of celebrations featuring everything that makes the city special. A variety of events will be taking place at the Salford Civic Centre.

Tuesday, June 10th:
Teleconference with the Envision steering group discussing the Campaigners' Convention in Birmingham on Sunday, the workshops we will be attending individually and distributing notes across the network to expand our knowledge of key skills and implementation during our own coffee shop campaign work.

Saturday, June 14th to Sunday, June 15th:
Visit to the RNIB Campaigners' Convention in Birmingham, meeting with other local campaigners and exchanging hints, tips and ideas for effective campaigning. Agenda includes; campaign experience sessions led by volunteer campaigners sharing their knowledge and challenges of past campaign work, campaign skills workshops covering everything from media skills to lobbying and story-telling, plenary sessions, guest speakers and campaigner Q&A's.

Monday, June 30th:
Networking Day at Henshaws. Talks from staff regarding their services, future aims, financing, and many other interesting bits of information. A chance for other visually impaired people to give their feedback, suggestions and opinions

You can view my previous events by clicking here!