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Sightless Cinema Carlow & West Meath, in partnership with the NCBI

Sightless cinema
Entry Fee: Free
Virtual Online
May 17 @ 10:30 am
May 21 @ 11:30 am


Liz Sheehan

*You can only RSVP for 5 attendees, please contact the organiser for more information


Radio drama workshop for blind and visually impaired people.

Introductory programme of the successful Sightless Cinema project – no experience necessary & no cost

Eight weekly workshops, Mondays 17 May to 21 June 2021, 10:30am to 11:45am.

For information, or to let us know you’d be interested contact NCBI Liz Sheehan at [email protected]

More Information

  • ‘Sightless Cinema’ workshops are free of charge. Anyone with sight loss can join and learn how to create new radio dramas.
  • No prior experience is necessary. The workshops are run in a fun, relaxed way
  • Workshops by Ciarán Taylor theatre director-deviser from Carpet Theatre and White Cane Audio Theatre.
  • ‘Sightless Cinema’ has been running for seven years in various locations. This is an introductory series of eight workshops for the first time in Carlow.
  • People who joined the previous groups say they didn’t quite know what to expect, but they really enjoyed getting involved.
  • There have been very successful public presentations of the plays created by previous Sightless Cinema projects at IMC Cinema Tallaght and Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
  • This collaborative arts project is supported by Carlow County Council through the Department of Community and Rural Development Covid 19 Emergency Fund, and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.

The Workshops:

  • We’ll work together to explore how to tell stories through sound and create radio drama from scratch.
  • We’ll play with recording voices and sound effects, and real sounds from your daily life. We’ll then see how these can be put together to tell stories in sound. We’d also like you to show us how you use sound technology (phones, computers etc.), if you do.
  • Once the eight-week introduction is complete we may be able to offer more workshops later in the year. These would allow people who get involved in the pilot workshops to go on to record some ‘Sightless Cinema’, which can be podcast or presented to an audience. The aim is to create pieces which come from blind people’s experience, but will appeal to a wide audience.

You can listen to some previous examples online on links below:

Link to Sightless Cinema Presents, Podcast on
Link to Sightless Cinema on
Link to Sightless Cinema YouTube Channel
Link to Sightless Cinema Facebook

Audience reaction to Sightless Cinema 2019 presentation:
Brilliant, really entertaining – a totally different experience.
Very imaginative. Well performed. – very powerful and moving.

The sound was good, it gave me a whole new experience.
Very well done and professional.

Fantastic way to experience what people with sight loss ‘see’, hear and experience on a day to day basis.