A Touching Experience Arts Festival

A celebration of the creativity of blind and visually impaired people

The Arts and Disability Forum is pleased to announce a major Arts Festival to be held over a two week period from 12 - 26 May 1999.

Programme of Events

FOCUS
An exhibition of works by visually impaired artists
The Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
Opening Wednesday 12 May at 2.30 PM and continuing until Tuesday 25 May
NB - Taped Commentary Available, but please bring own tape-player

Evening of Celebration
Drama, Dance, Music and Readings
Saturday 22 May at 7.00 PM - Admission 2
Venue to be confirmed, due to late notification of restrictions on wheelchair users at our planned venue, the BT Studio

Sam Kilpatrick - Musical Performance
Tullycarnet Library, Belfast (01232 485079)
Thursday 13 May at 11.00 AM

Betty McAlister - Braille Readings
Tullycarnet Library, Belfast Saturday 15 May at 11.00 AM

Enid Maxwell - Braille Readings for Schools
Holywood Library (01238 566400)
Wednesday 12 May

Get to Grips with the Past
An introduction to the collections of Armagh Co. Museum
Armagh County Museum (01861 523070)
Wednesday 12 & 19 May at 2.00 PM
As numbers are limited, early booking is advised

Getting in Touch with the Past Enniskillen Castle (01365 325000)
Saturday 15 May from 2.00 - 5.00 PM
Admission 1.25, assistants FREE, pre-booking essential

Descriptive Powers Ulster Museum (01232 383000)
Weekends 15/16 & 22/23 May at 3.00 PM
Gallery Tours - Admission FREE

Lyric Theatre (01232 381081)
Pre-Performance Descriptive Talk for Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, do!
Friday 14 May - Admission 5.50 - Please book early

Touch and Talk Tours

The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum (01846 663377)
12, 19 & 26 May at 2.30 PM
Adults 16+ only. Admission FREE, pre-booking essential.

The Tower Museum, Derry (01504 372411)
Saturday 22 May at 11.00 AM & 3.00 PM
Admission FREE, but pre-booking essential.

Down County Museum, Downpatrick (01396 615590)
14, 15, 21 & 22 May at 2.30 PM - Admission FREE

The Ulster Museum
Weekends 15/16 & 22/23 May from 2.30-4.30 PM
Monday 17 - Friday 21 May, 10.00-12.00 & 2.00-4.00
Admission FREE

For further information on events, contact
: The Arts and Disability Forum
Albany House, 73-75 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AF
Telephone: 01232 239450
Minicom: 01232 325744
All information is available in all formats on request.

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