Events in Northern Ireland

Seeing Sense
‘Good music for a good cause’
A wondrous mix of live music and comedy
Featuring winner of The Voice 2013 Andrea Begley and friends
Sunday 24 August, 8pm.  
Sandinos Bar, Water Street, Derry/L’derry
Also featuring:
Victoria Geelan
Joe Kenny and friends
Majella McFarlane
Comedian Kevin McElroy
Compere Lawrence Moore
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £10  (all proceeds to RNIB NI)  
Available from Sandinos Bar, Water Street or RNIB NI, Embassy Building, 3 Strand Road, Derry/ L’derry
Call  028 7136 6060 or email 

Museums in Focus

The Museums in Focus project brings 'A Sense of the Past' exhibition and accompanying book, on its NI-wide tour.

'A Sense of the Past' explores the social history of blindness in Northern Ireland from the 1800's, through war time to the present day.

About the project

The Museums in Focus project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, supports the museums hosting the exhibition, to fully engage with their blind or partially sighted visitors.

RNIB NI will deliver an awareness training course to staff at each venue to increase knowledge and skills of the staff working directly with blind and partially sighted customers. Each museum will also acquire a set of Penfriend audio labelling devices to make future exhibitions accessible.

A best practice video will be created to demonstrate the 'perfect visit' to a museum for people with sight loss. This will be hosted on and can be used as a training and learning tool for other museums and exhibition venues.

Venues and dates

  • Larne Museum & Arts Centre, 1 April - 30 May 2014
  • The Braid, Ballymena, 2 June - 31 July 2014
  • Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 1 August – 26 September 2014
  • Museum at the Mill, 1 October – 27 November 2014
  • Craigavon Museum, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, 5 January – 27 February 2015
  • Ballymoney Museum, 2 March – 30 April 2015
  • Coleraine Museum, 1 May – 30 June 2015

Additional dates will be announced soon.

For more information on upcoming venues and dates of this fascinating exhibition, contact RNIB NI.

Tel: 028 9032 9373

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