Touch To See

Monday 14th Jan 2019 — Monday 8th Apr 2019, West Berkshire Museum


We host a monthly get-together for blind and visually impaired residents of West Berkshire.

Our Touch To See group meets on the second Monday of every month from 10.30am – 12pm at the West Berkshire Museum. The group has access to tactile and audio resources from the Living Paintings library enabling them to explore the work of famous artists, architects and designers, before hearing a guest speaker talk about a related subject.

We also invite local artists to share their work and we've been very lucky to have some great local speakers in recently, including Simon Vowell of Vallis Green Woodworking, Newbury Embroiderer's Guild, ceramicist Ursula Waechter and Silk Artist, Helen Mortimer.

'I find it a very friendly group, we have some laughs and lots of fun! The interest we’ve had from the artists have been really good; they've been really willing to introduce their work to those unable to see – at first it doesn’t seem that art can be accessible to visually impaired people but it really can be!'

Touch to See Participant, July 2014​

Touch to See remaining Autumn dates:

Monday 10th December - Christmas poetry

Spring dates:

Monday 14th January - A talk with Sadie Brockbank, bronze and mixed media sculpture artist

Monday 11th February - Programme to be announced

Monday 11th March -A talk with Jo Arkell - Venetian glass beads

Monday 8th April - Easter craft with Helen Mortimer

Duration: 10.30am - 12pm

For further information please call 01635 582666 or email Touch to See is part of our Ageing Creatively Programme.