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Invite to join Sightless Cinema 2019/2020


Posted: 18 October, 2019


Sightless Cinema a radio drama workshop for people who are blind or with visual impairments is looking for new members.

In partnership with NCBI and funded by South Dublin County Council.

Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, from Wednesday 6 November 10:30am-12:30. For information, or to let us know you’d be interested contact Ciaran at whitecaneaudiotheatre@gmail.com or 086-3679342.

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.

Listen to Sightless Cinema and White Cane Audio Theatre on Soundcloud here

Workshops by Ciarán Taylor theatre director-deviser from Carpet Theatre.

– No prior experience is necessary. The workshops are run by sound and drama experts in a fun, relaxed way. Anyone with sight loss can join and help create new radio dramas. For information, or to let us know you’d be interested contact Ciaran at whitecaneaudiotheatre@gmail.com or 086-3679342.

– The radio drama workshops are due to begin Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10:30am-12:30 at RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre at the Tallaght Luas stop.

-This is the sixth year of ‘Sightless Cinema’. People who joined the previous groups say they didn’t quite know what to expect, but they really enjoyed getting involved. Recently there was a very successful public audio presentation at IMC Cinema Tallaght of the plays created by members this year. In previous years they have been presented at UCD and Lighthouse cinemas.

-This collaborative arts project is funded by South Dublin County Council Arts Office, facilitated by NCBI Services and supported by CONTACT Studio – a South Dublin County Arts Office initiative.

The Workshops:
-We’ll work together in a relaxed, fun way exploring how to tell stories through sound.

-We’ll start with a series of 6 workshops. These will introduce ways of creating radio drama.

– 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.

-We plan then to continue workshops on Wednesdays in mornings until April 2020, with the aim of making recordings in a sound studio for a presentation later in 2020.

-With your help, we’ll record some ‘Sightless Cinema’, which can be broadcast or presented for a live audience. The aim is to create pieces which come from blind people’s experience. They will appeal to a wide audience, but will be particularly rich for blind listeners.
You can listen to some previous examples online on Sightless Cinema page on Soundcloud

-If you are interested you can contact Ciarán Taylor at (086) 367 9342 or at whitecaneaudiotheatre@gmail.com for information on the workshops. We may be able to help with transport or access. Please apply for a place by Monday 4 November 2019


Categories: Artists, Audiences, The Arts


Tags: Radio drama, Rua Red, Sightless Cinema


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