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Look Roving Reporters Media Training

August 8th, 2018 / View in own page?

Look UK Media Training for Roving Reporters, Focus Birmingham

6 October 2018

Free event

Calling all visually impaired 11 – 25-year olds.
Interested in radio reporting? Come to our media training day and become a roving reporter for Look UK. Learn how to tell the stories that matter to you.

You will:

• receive training from top BBC radio broadcaster

• Learn how to spot a good story

• Learn communication and interview techniques

• Learn basic sound skills

• Have your work broadcast in the Look podcast

“I really wanted to get into radio broadcasting so working as a Look roving reporter gave me the opportunity to put those ambitions into practice. I learned how to plann the interviews, the questions I hoped to ask, but also to be ready if people said something I wasn’t quite expecting. I also learned aspects of post-production including editing skills. It was a great experience.” Ed, roving reporter.

To apply, send us a recording no longer than 90 seconds long introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to become a Look Roving Reporter.

Send your submissions to info@look-uk.org before Monday 17th September 2018.
To speak to one of the Look team or if you have any questions, please call the office on 01432 376314.

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LOOK Fashion Event

July 24th, 2018 / View in own page?

Come to the LOOK Fashion Event!

 

28August 2018

John Lewis Birmingham

12-4pm

Free event

Are you visually impaired and 11-29? Interested in getting fashion tips from fashion experts and VI vloggers? Always wanted to sport the latest look, or wear a new outfit, but don’t know where to start? Then our fashion day is definitely for you.

What’s happening on the day

We’re hosting our fashion day in John Lewis Birmingham on 28 August. Blind beauty YouTuber Lucy Edwards, featured by Buzzfeed in 2015, will join stylists and fashion experts to give fashion tips and advice.

You’ll become a dab hand at doing your own make-up, you’ll get tips to identify and match clothes and you’ll also learn the best ways to pick the look that’s right for you.  Gentlemen, think this event isn’t for you? Wrong. Cristiano Ronaldo is a pretty stylish player, wouldn’t you say?

Places are limited so make sure you book your place fast.

To sign up please email events@look-uk.org or call 01432376314.

Fashion matters. Being blind doesn’t mean you have to miss out.

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Fancy doing some sailing in June 2019?

July 24th, 2018 / View in own page?

 

Lord Nelson undersail

Look has teamed up with VICTA and the Jubilee Trust for a voyage on the Tall Ship, STS Lord Nelson.

When is it happening?

17-23rd June 2019

Round trip: Oban (Scotland) to Oban.

Taking in the wild excitement of the Scottish isles.

Who can take part?

We’re looking for 5 x visually impaired and 5 x sighted participants to take part in this exciting adventure. You need to be 18-29. No previous sailing experience is necessary, but you must be willing to learn and take an active role in being part of the crew of the ship.

What’s the cost?

This is a heavily subsidised opportunity! Each participant will need to pay £900.00 for their place with Look. This works out at a rate of £128.50 per day of the voyage, to include your berth on the ship, meals and the experience of a lifetime. We are more than happy to give you support with fundraising ideas to make this possible.

To apply, or if you have any further questions, please contact mentor@look-uk.org or call the office on 01432 376314.

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Getting Great at the Everyday: Confidence & Wellbeing weekend

February 9th, 2018 / View in own page?

Two LOOK mentors walking along a country scene. One of them is using a long cane. November 2-4, New College Worcester.

Calling young visually impaired people and their parents/guardians.

Sign up to join LOOK staff and mentors for a fun weekend of activities designed to boost confidence, resilience and wellbeing.

Alongside practical, fun workshops, there’ll be the chance  to share experience with  VI young people and their parents  with a resilience coach who is also a Mum of a visually impaired teen. We have a team of  superb blind and partially sighted mentors, mobility and Independent life skills experts on hand to inform, entertain and support you.
Like all LOOK weekends, it’s an opportunity to relax and meet new friends, while sharing our experiences of life with sight loss.
Workshops include:

  • Confidence in the Kitchen – improve your cooking skills
  • Outdoor games to  boost  mobility
  • Forest school fun
  • Self esteem boosting workshops
  • Q&A with LOOK mentors
  • Daily tech  solutions – come and learn about the apps that have changed so many lives

Who can come?

Young blind and partially sighted people aged 11+ can come with a parent/guardian.

How much does it cost?

We will require £40 deposit per family (1 parent 1 young person) to secure your place on the weekend.
– Bursary places are available for those who qualify for free school meals. Those who qualify for a bursary place should contact us directly.

How can I book my place?

For more information and to book email info@look-uk.org or call   01432 376314.

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