Events

Find your nearest events, including Living with Sight Loss courses, Actionnaires, our mobile sight loss information bus and loads more. We've also got events held by our partner organisations who all cater their events towards accessibility.

Three young visually impaired people hug in their kayaking gear

Kent Actionnaires - Mad Hatters Tea Party

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos
Feb 07
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Children and family
Location The Kent Cookery School, Mersham Le Hatch Business Park, Mersham, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent
TN25 6NH
Starts 7 February 2016 11:00am
Ends 7 February 2016 1:00pm

Come and join the Mad hatters tea party! The cookery school provide the chintz while the children decorate their own cupcakes, make chocolate biscuits, sandwiches and more.

Daily Living information: Merseyside

Image shows Action's resource centre at RNIB central office in London
Feb 10
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Drop in
Location Millennium Centre (First Floor)
Corporation Street,
St Helens,
Merseyside.
WA10 1HJ
Starts 10 February 2016 9:30am
Ends 10 February 2016 12:30pm

Are you blind or partially sighted? Or do you know someone who is? Or are you simply interested in finding out more about technology and products for blind and partially sighted people?

Assistive Technology Advice and Guidance Sessions

Image shows a person intent on working with a tablet
Feb 10
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Technology
Location The See Hear Centre
19C Alexandra Road
Barnstaple
Devon
EX32 8BA
Starts 10 February 2016 10:00am
Ends 10 February 2016 3:30pm

Book into an advice and guidance session for assistive technology. Help with your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other devices designed to support blind or partially sighted people.

Finding Your Feet

Independent living with sight loss.
Feb 10
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Course
Location Level 10 Church
86 Stanmore Lane
Winchester
SO22 4BT
Starts 10 February 2016 10:00am
Ends 11 February 2016 3:30pm

This is a FREE 2-day programme of workshops and discussion sessions to offer practical and emotional support for people adjusting to sight loss and those close to them.

Daily Living, advice and guidanc: Wigan

Image shows Action's resource centre at RNIB central office in London
Feb 10
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Drop in
Location Wigan Library
Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend
Wigan
WN1 1NH
Starts 10 February 2016 1:30pm
Ends 10 February 2016 3:30pm

Are you blind or partially sighted? Or do you know someone who is? Or are you simply interested in finding out more about technology and products for blind and partially sighted people?

Employment Hub Sesssion

Image shows a close-up of a hand drawing a co-production metaphor on a green chalkboard on a green
Feb 12
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Information day
Location Devon Insight,
Station House,
Holman Way,
Topsham,
Exeter
EX3 0EN
Starts 12 February 2016 10:00am
Ends 12 February 2016 2:00pm

FREE pre-booked one-to-one practical sessions for anyone with sight loss wanting to prepare for work and gain employment.

Middlesbrough Football Club Tour

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos
Feb 13
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Children and family
Location Riverside Stadium,
Middlesbrough,
TS3 6RS
Starts 13 February 2016 10:45am
Ends 13 February 2016 12:00pm

Young people will have a chance to ‘access all areas’ on a tour of the Riverside Stadium and get a unique view of the grounds, from the home team changing rooms to the managers box!

Greater Manchester Actionnaires: Shrek the Musical (Audio Described) including touch-tour before the show starts.

A visually impaired young persons smiles while on an activity break
Feb 13
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Young people
Location The Lowry
Pier 8
Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
Starts 13 February 2016 12:30pm
Ends 13 February 2016 12:00am

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is this year’s must-see show for all the family.

Swimming - Surrey Events

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos
Feb 13
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Children and family
Location Guildford Spectrum, Parkway,
Guildford, Surrey
GU1 1UP
Starts 13 February 2016 6:00pm
Ends 13 February 2016 7:30pm

We have exclusive use of the leisure pool. The Leisure Pool is an exciting area with fun features including flumes, a tyre ride, bubble beds, sprays and a wave machine.

Yummy Treats Cooking Workshop

A visually impaired young persons smiles while on an activity break
Feb 15
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Young people
Location Action for Blind People,
58 - 72 John Bright Street,
Birmingham,
B1 1BN
Starts 15 February 2016 10:30am
Ends 15 February 2016 2:30pm

Do you like getting messy in the kitchen. Come along and enjoy making yummy treats with friends.

Youth Forum - Cinema and Frankie and Benny lunch

A visually impaired young persons smiles while on an activity break
Feb 16
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Young people
Location Odeon,
Broadway Plaza,
220 Ladywood Middleway,
Birmingham,
B16 8LP
Starts 16 February 2016 10:00am
Ends 16 February 2016 1:00pm

Would you like to be involved and help with the planning of future activities? We'll be spending the morning at the cinema followed by lunch whilst sharing ideas.

Bristol - One Day Living with Sight Loss course

Independent living with sight loss.
Feb 16
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Course
Location Action for Blind People
10 Still House Lane
Bedminster
Bristol
BS3 4EB
Starts 16 February 2016 10:00am
Ends 16 February 2016 4:00pm

Living with Sight Loss courses are free programmes of workshops and discussion sessions to increase confidence and gain useful information for people adjusting to sight loss and those close to them.

Living with Sight Loss

Independent living with sight loss.
Feb 17
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Course
Location Cromer Acandemy
Norwich Road
Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 0EX
Starts 17 February 2016 9:45am
Ends 18 February 2016 3:30pm

Action for Blind People's East Anglia Team are inviting people with sight loss; their friends, family, and anyone who has been affected by visual impairment to enrol on the two-day programme.

Horse Riding

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos
Feb 18
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Children and family
Location Washington Riding Centre
Stephenson Road
Washington
NE37 3HR
Starts 18 February 2016 1:30pm
Ends 18 February 2016 2:30pm

Horse Riding and Horse Care. Join us for a session in the indoor arena riding and meeting the horses in their stables.

Hampshire Actionnaires Circus Skills

Two visually impaired children smile and wave at the camera while enjoying a lunch at nandos
Feb 20
Organised by Action for Blind People
Type Children and family
Location Southampton Sight, 3 Basset Avenue,
Southampton SO16 7DP
Starts 20 February 2016 10:30am
Ends 20 February 2016 12:30pm

Would you like to clown around, learn to juggle or have a go at plate spinning or ride a unicycle?