with Margaret Cowie and David Tanner
with Ken Lindsay
Confidance Weekend Workshop
Margaret recently attended a workshop weekend in Dunoon with the blind dance group Confidance. She spoke to visiting tutor Simone Ver Heyen and musician Nicolas Broadbridge.
London Beyond Sight
Vocaleyes the National Audio Description group was established in 1998. Since then they have audio described hundreds of shows and events, not just in London, but around the country with a number of touring companies. One of the recent projects is called London Beyond Site. This involves a number of well known people giving a description of a London landmark. All can be accessed through their website. There are around 40 of these on line at the moment. Hereís a sample from Barbara Windsor talking about the Theatre Royal Bradford East.
Tel: 020 7375 1043
Police Scotland recorded a series of programmes giving us timely warnings. P C Jackie Murray talks about Personal Safety.
Margaret catches up with Fiona Sandford, Chief Executive of Visibility to find out how the job has developed since she started 14 years ago. Visibility is the former West of Scotland Society for the Blind. They were the organisation who helped start the Playback Service 39 years ago and continue to provide many services and events in the West of Scotland and in Dumfries & Galloway.
Tel: 0141 332 4632
40 Years of Calibre
Calibre has been providing an Audio Book Service since 1974 and on one of their recent newsletters they presented a documentary about the services development.
Tel: 01296 432 339
New Statue of Tom Weir
Derek Young went along to Balmaha, on the shores of Loch Lomond to take a look at a new statue to commemorate mountaineer, journalist, photographer Tom Weir.
Tom Weir Talk
We delve into Peter Fraserís recording archive to hear part of a talk Tom gave to the Discussion Group who met in Lauriston House, Carlton Place in Glasgow. This was recorded on 3rd March 1968.