Sightless Cinema 2017-2018
-Radio drama workshop for people who are blind or visually impaired
People with sight loss in South County Dublin are being invited to participate in an exciting project which will see them making new radio dramas about their experiences of the world.
‘Sightless Cinema’ is now in it’s fourth year and proving hugely successful, with public audio presentations of the plays, created by members, at UCD and Lighthouse cinemas, and another planned for this month (September 2017).
The radio drama workshops are due to begin on Thursday 5 October 2017 at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre at the Tallaght Luas stop. This collaborative arts project is funded by South Dublin County Council Arts Office, and facilitated by NCBI Services.
The initial series of 8 workshops will introduce ways of creating radio drama.
Ciaran Taylor, Theatre Director – Deviser with Carpet Theatre promises that people will find the workshops an interesting foray into the world of drama production, stressing that no prior experience is necessary.
“We’ll work together in a fun relaxed way to explore how to create stories using sounds and words.- We’ll experiment with recording voices and sound effects, and real sounds from your daily life. We’ll then see how these can be used to tell stories in sound. We’d also like you to show us how you use sound technology (phones, computers ), if you do”.
“We plan then to continue workshops on Thursday mornings until March / April 2018, with the aim of making recordings in a sound studio for a presentation later in 2018”.
Ciaran says that the productions will appeal to a wide audience, having a particular richness for people who are visually impaired.
Gerard Byrne, National Services Manager with NCBI echoes this belief saying “Sightless Cinema is a wonderful example of how creative activities and peer support can prove to be such an enjoyable and empowering experience. NCBI also believes that initiatives like this also serve to raise awareness in the wider community about the experiences of people who live with sight loss”.
If you are interested in participating contact Ciarán Taylor at (086) 367 9342 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the workshops.
Deadline for application is the 18th September.