Events - across the UK!

Welcome to the events thread. We will be sharing details of upcoming events through the UK on this thread. If you know of anything happening in your area please feel free to share on this page, we wouldn’t want anyone missing out.

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  • U2 in concert

    23rd October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Interpreter will be positioned on the accessible viewing platform W102 (not near the stage)

    To book tickets:

    SignVideo – www.theo2.co.uk/.../accessibility

    Email access@theo2.co.uk

    Typetext 18001 020 8463 3359.

    Call 020 8463 3359

    Live Nation have confirmed dates for the European leg of U2’s upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.

    Following last year’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will see U2 return indoors, to pick up where 2015’s groundbreaking iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour left off.

    The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour follows the recent release of the band’s 14th studio album Songs of Experience. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour is a sequel to the 2015 tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times.

    As with every U2 tour, this new arena production will explore the latest in cutting-edge technology. Staged in the round, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour is a development of the unique and innovative staging of the 2015 tour, featuring multiple performance areas, a state-of-the-art sound system, plus an all new super high-res LED screen nine-times the resolution of the 2015 screen.

    Details

    Date:
    23rd October 2018
    Time:
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Website:
    https://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/u2

    Venue

    The O2 Arena
    Pennisula Square
    SE10 0DX, London SE18 0DX United Kingdom
    Phone:
    0208 463 3359
    Website:
    www.theo2.co.uk
  • Performance Interpreting- Part of Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival

    Date: 18th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


     BSL Interpreters: Esther Rose Thomas and Darren Townsend-Handscomb

    Hear the inside story of the rise of British rock from the Who’s Roger Daltrey on the publication day of his highly anticipated memoir, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Life.

    Daltrey’s memoir describes his journey from a childhood in suburban west London to becoming the vocalist in one of rock music’s era-defining bands.

    Hear in Daltrey’s own words as he separates myth from reality, reflects on his wild journey with the band through chart-topping hits, in-fighting, drugs, mayhem, trashed hotel rooms and the premature death of Keith Moon, and a life spanning a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.

    Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey left school at 15 and worked in a sheet metal factory while forming the band that would later become the Who.

    The Who shot to fame with the release of hit single My Generation in 1965. The band went on to release some of British rock’s most-loved albums, including Who’s Next, Tommy and Quadrophenia.

    Daltrey is in conversation with writer and presenter Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and Song Man and chief rock and pop critic for The Times.

    To join the free Access Scheme and book tickets to access the interpreter, call the Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

    Details

    Date:
    18th October 2018
    Time:
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Website:
    https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130947-evening-roger-daltrey-2018
  • SENSE - AUTUMN ACTIVITIES

    Exciting new opportunities being offered by Sense this Autumn. There is a range of activities suitable for young people, adults and older people.

     For more information or to book a place, please visit https://www.touchbasepears.org.uk/whatson

    Creative and Active Half Term Activities

    Sense are running 2 days of inclusive fun and friendly creative and active workshops for young people aged 6 – 10 and 11-16, with or without disabilities. Activities will include Pottery and Inclusive Sports.

    Monday 29th October & Tuesday 30th October

    10am – 4pm

    Cost: £25 per child, for 2 days

    Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Please note: Support is not provided. Lunch is not provided, but there is a cafe on site, or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

    https://www.touchbasepears.org.uk/whatson

     

     

    Gymnastics

    Gymnastics sessions involving group games, individual skills and free time, helping to develop teamwork, independence, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and confidence. For people aged 12+

    Every Tuesday

    25th September – 4th December

    12.15 – 1.15pm

    Revolution Gymnastics Club, Selly Oak Industrial Estate, Elliot Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LR

    Cost: Free

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact callan.barber@sense.org.uk or call 07813 825 571

     

     

    Ballroom Dance

    Sense are running a fun and friendly ballroom dance for people aged 50+.

    Come along for a social dance, a cup of tea and some cake.

    Thursday 27th September

    11am – 1pm

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Cost: FREE

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact callan.barber@sense.org.uk or call 07813 825 571

     

     

    Oomph! Wellbeing Classes for Older People

    A mixture of social time and group exercises to support health and wellbeing

    Suitable for people aged 50+

    Every Friday starting 5th October

    2.30pm – 4pm

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Cost: FREE

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact callan.barber@sense.org.uk or call 07813 825 571

     

     

    Music is a Vibration- Toolkit Launch

    In collaboration with artists Tom Peel and Justin Wiggan, and supported by SubPac wearable technology, you are invited to the launch of an exciting new inclusive music toolkit -  Music Is A Vibration. Sign up for a one-off sensory workshop, with live demonstrations of SUBPAC wearable technology and musical & sound equipment, led by young people with complex disabilities.

    This is for everyone interested in exploring music-making with children and young people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities.

    Monday 15 October

    4.45pm – 5.45pm

    Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    To book a place contact sunney.sharma@sense.org.uk or call 07557099456

     

    Pop Music

    Join us this OCTOBER as we host world class drama at Touchbase Pears from Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

    A brand-new play from writer Anna Jordan, Pop Music is a feel-good show with a great soundtrack.

    Tickets £ 5.83pp.  

    Date: Saturday 13th October

    Time: 2.00pm

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    To book tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-music-on-tour-bsl-interpreted-and-relaxed-performance-tickets-50410576391

     

     

    Cricket

    Cricket and table cricket for people aged 12+

    Every Thursday

    11am – 12noon

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Cost: FREE

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact callan.barber@sense.org.uk or call 07813 825 571

     

     

    Singing and Singing Choir

    A fun and inclusive opportunity to sing and sing along to your favourite songs

    Every Tuesday starting from 2nd October

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Cost £3.50

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact sunney.sharma@sense.org.uk or call 07557099456

     

     

    Textile Workshops for Older People, Dementia friendly  

    A mixture of social time and creative activities to support new friendships and wellbeing

    Every Wednesday from 17th October  11.00am – 12.30pm

    Cost: Donation per individual

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact sunney.sharma@sense.org.uk or call 07557099456

     

     

    Watercolour and Oil Painting  Workshops for Older People, Dementia Friendly

    A mixture of social time and creative activities to support  new friendships and wellbeing

    Every Friday from 19th October 11.00am – 12.30pm

    Cost: Donation per individual

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact sunney.sharma@sense.org.uk or call 07557099456

     

     

    Hatha Yoga with Rebecca

    Suitable for people aged 18+

    Every Monday

    5.15pm – 6.15pm

    Cost: £30 for 6 weeks, or £7 per session

    The Buzz, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

    Pre booking is essential, to book a place contact callan.barber@sense.org.uk or call 07813 825 571

  • Hi,

    I'm an android developer and I recently published a new app for android useful for the deaf.

    It's nane is 'Deaf Help', and you can download and install it here:

    play.google.com/.../details

    Deaf Help is divided into two parts:

    - Listen (Speech to Text): help the deaf to listen, the app listens and writes in real time what is recorded by the microphone, with the possibility to copy the recognized text or to delete it.

    - Speak (Text to Speech): the deaf here can write, using the keyboard, and pressing the 'SPEAK' button DeafHelp will speak for the deaf.

    The app is very simple and designed to help the deaf in everyday life.
    It supports over 20 languages!

    The app is under development, so it may have bugs.
    For questions and report write to: stefano.albano.sa

  • Khaled Hosseini in conversation

    4th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    BSL Accessible Event
    BSL Interpreters Ben Phillips & Sharan Thind

    This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT). To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

    Southbank Centre is proud to present an exclusive UK appearance of Khaled Hosseini in conversation about his illustrated story Sea Prayer.

    The author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed, Hosseini’s books have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. In 2006, he was appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

    It is also an account of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city’s swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Originally produced in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Sea Prayer was first released as a Guardian virtual film in September 2017.

    Details

    Date:
    4th September 2018
    Time:
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Website:
    https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129146-khaled-hosseini-sea-prayer-2018

    Venue

    Southbank Centre
    Belvedere Road
    London, SE1 8XX