Beyond Bump-Ons at Sight Village Central: Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July

The Braillists will once again be exhibiting at Sight Village Central, taking place on:

  • Monday 8 July, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9 July, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Attendance is free and pre-registration is encouraged.

In addition to our usual exhibition stand, we will be hosting an interactive workshop entitled: Beyond Bump-Ons: Creative Approaches to Tactile Marking.

“Is that a tin of peaches or a tin of soup? Someone did tell me, but I’ve forgotten!”

If this sounds like you, join us as we discuss and demonstrate low-cost, practical tactile systems to help you independently stay organised around the home. Whether you’ve lived alone for a long time, you’re adjusting to sight loss later in life, or you’ll be off to University in September, there’s something here for you. And who knows? You might even discover a new use for a hair tie!

Beyond Bump-Ons will take place on:

  • Monday 8 July, 12:25 PM-12:55 PM, Room 2
  • Tuesday 9 July, 1:45 PM-2:15 PM, Room 1

We would highly encourage you to attend this seminar if you can, as it will enable you to make the most of a Masterclass taking place later in July – see next week’s Newsletter for more information.

We will be holding our Braille and Beer/Tech Chat Live event a day later than usual this year, on Tuesday 9 July, from 3:30 PM. It will be held at the Gosta Green pub in partnership with the Technology Association of Visually Impaired People (TAVIP), and will officially end at 8:00 PM so as to avoid clashing with the first Euro 2024 semi-final.

On Monday 8 July, QAC will be holding their own evening celebration of 30 years of Sight Village from 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM at The Eastside Rooms. You are warmly invited to attend and tickets are free, but spaces are limited and booking in advance is essential. If you would like to socialise between the end of Sight Village and the start of the evening event, you will find members of the Braillists Team in the bar at the Aloft Hotel.

Sight Village Central will take place at The Eastside Rooms, 2 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL. It is conveniently located in the heart of Birmingham with excellent access to public transportation and adjacent to two secure parking facilities.

The exhibition will occupy a spacious main area and a smaller adjacent space near the seminar and catering facilities, all conveniently situated on the ground floor and fully accessible. Additionally, the seminar rooms are separate from the exhibition area, ensuring a peaceful environment.

It is adjacent to the Aloft Hotel, a part of the Marriott chain, which is pet-friendly should you wish to bring your furry friend along. For hotel room inquiries, please contact the hotel directly at 0121 820 6000.

Braille and Beer will take place at The Gosta Green, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BG, a three-minute (0.1 mile) walk from Sight Village. From The Eastside Rooms, walk north-west for 266 feet, then turn right onto Heneage Street West. Continue straight for 23 feet until you reach Holt Street, then keep walking straight down Holt Street for 459 feet until you encounter the pub on the left.

Contact: Matthew Horspool, 07429 171736

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