Monday 9th Apr 2018 —
Friday 1st Feb 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!'
Autumn season dates:
Monday 10 September - A talk with Milliner Emma Moscow
Monday 8 October - Craft with Helen Mortimer
Monday 12 November - A talk with visual artist, Katie Tatterstill.
Monday 10 December - Christmas Poetry with Becci Louise
Keep an eye on this page for information about each session's planned activities.