We were so sad to miss out on Lookfest this year, we decided to bring the #LookFamily together for a virtual shindig instead!

At LookFest 2019, our unique summer family festival, we held an open mic concert in a marquee in the sunshine. Look members young and old joined in to celebrate the varied and wonderful talents of our community. A fantastic night was had by all.

To soothe our souls and lift our spirits, we recreated this fabulous evening of entertainment and celebration online, on the 2nd of August, 2020.

And what a night it was! Now fondly referred to as ‘Lockdown’s Best Night In’ our incredibly talented community took to the (virtual) stage and blew us all away with their breadth of talent.

From rappers to violinists; saxophonists to ethereal vocalists – our performers lifted our spirits and nurtured our souls during this spectacular event.

What do you mean, you missed it? Where were you?! Oh well, luckily for you, we have a recording and you can watch it by clicking the button below. Enjoy!

Review

Look reviewer Matt Johnson gives a blow-by-blow account of Lockdown’s Best Night In, here:

Raising vital funds for Look UK

Over £300 was raised from the Look Open Mic event, which is fantastic!

Your fundraising money has a life-changing impact on the young people that we help.

  • With just £6, we can pay for a young person to attend one of our VI focused employment and opportunity days. Only one in four visually impaired people in the UK are in work. This needs to change – and our workshops equip young people to know their rights to ensure their future.
  • £30 will pay for an afternoon of face to face/one-to-one mentoring for a young person. At Look, we know the power of talking to your peers, which is why we run a peer mentoring scheme.
  • £50 will pay for an hour of counselling for a recently diagnosed young person or parent.
  • £100 will pay for our staff and mentors to deliver a World of Difference workshop in a VI young person’s school. Many of the young people we work with tell us school can be challenging, especially if their classmates don’t understand their visual impairment. Our World of Difference sessions promote inclusion and understanding and encourage visually impaired young people to speak out about the barriers they face at school.