Activities & Events

SHAPES SOME MAKES

Join Zoe Clifford, a specialist in creative workshops for visually impaired audiences, at monthly art craft workshops at Chelmsford Museum. The workshops are inspired by the museum collections and designed specifically for adults with visual impairment or sight loss. Each workshop will focus on different artefacts, and you will have the opportunity to handle objects, learn about historic craft techniques and create your own art to take home. To book your space, please call 01245 605709 or email Sammy.oxford@chelmsford.gov.uk https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums/whats-on/shapes-some-makes/

Details

  • Chelmsford Museums, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ
  • Free
  • 19 March - Discovering mosaics, 16 April - Creating clay coins, 21 May - Contemporary weaving, 18 June - Making simple pots
  • 11.30am to 1pm

Bestselling Local Author Andrew Hixson offers free audio books

Andrew Hixson is the bestselling author of the John Handful series: A Handful Of Secrets (A Short Story Collection), Blind Spot, The Oxmarket Aspal Murder Mystery, Death is for the Dying and more recently, Pain has a Permanent Address. All his thrillers feature lateral thinking private detective John Handful. Andrew Hixson recently won a Waterstones Short Story award for best Halloween short story. Andrew has kindly offered the opportunity to download his audiobooks on the audible app free of charge. Firstly you would have to download the Audible app onto your mobile, tablet or laptop. Then you request the promo code from Andrew, Andrews email address is andrewhixson2003@yahoo.com , and then log onto audible.co.uk/acx-promo enter the promo code and then voila, you can listen to the book.      

Details

  • Free

Employment Training Opportunity

Support 4 Sight, the Visual impairment Charity covering the West of Essex, is running a County wide National Lottery funded employment project to help blind and partially sighted people with all aspect of employment. Their support can range from completing an application form, writing a cv or improving interview skills, as well as offering support to those who are already in work but experiencing difficulties due to their sight loss. The support is tailored to the individual`s needs and can be delivered either 1 on 1 or in group settings. In addition, Support 4 Sight also offers digital training to those who need assistance. If you would like to receive further information, please contact Zsuzsanna Hybel – Employment Manager at Support 4 Sight directly on: 07950 945 119 or call: 01799 588 897 or email: zsuzsanna@support4sight.org.uk

Details

  • Essex
  • Free

Correspondence Reading and Form Filling Service

Do you need help reading correspondence or form filling, but are unable to visit our Colchester Sight Centre? We have friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who can visit you at home to help. They are fully DBS checked and you are assured confidentiality at all times. The service is free, but must be booked in advance and is subject to availability of volunteers and location.

Details

  • Colchester and surrounding area
  • FREE
  • By appointment only
  • By appointment only

Coffee and Chat

Our regular social is a chance to chat with other visually impaired people and their families and carers. For just £1 you can have tea or coffee, biscuits and our friendly volunteers are on hand to help and can provide information and resources. Colchester Social Tuesdays 10 - 12pm at the Colchester Sight Centre Clacton Social at Thursdays 1-3pm at CADOWS

Details

  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • Every Tuesday
  • 10-12 am

“i” Clinic

Have you got an iPad or iPhone and don't make full use of it? We can offer a 1:1 session with our expert who can show you how to get the most out of your gadget. This service is for Apple I products only and must be booked in advance.

Details

  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • Tuesdays
  • 10am until 12 noon (by appointment only)

Audio Book Group Brentwood

New members are always welcome. Books are available on CD and in large print

Details

  • Brentwood Library
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • 1.30-2.30pm