Connect: Events

Post date: 
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Attend an RNIB Connect community event in your area.

March 2019

West Midlands

Campaign Skills Training: Making a difference in your community

Date: Friday 15 March, 11am - 3pm (arrival and refreshments from 10.30am)

Location: Committee Room 6, Birmingham City Council House, Victorial Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

Booking details: To book your place please contact Rebecca Swift, Regional Campaigns Officer by emailing [email protected] or calling 0121 6654260.

Whether it’s A-Boards or accessible information, buses or bins, come along to our free one-day training session to find out about how you can tackle the issues that really matter to you.

This session will cover the key elements of grassroots campaigning including:

  • Defining your campaign aim and creating a campaign plan

  • The five golden rules of effective campaigning

  • Gathering support for your campaign

You will also have the opportunity to speak to other experienced campaigners, learn tips and tricks and find out about current ways you can get involved and influence decision making in your area. Lunch and refreshments provided.


'Come Connect' Events

Multiple dates and locations accross the West Midlands:

  • Stoke, 21 March, 10am to 1pm, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
  • Worcester, 11 April, 10am to 1pm, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD
  • Coventry, 7 May, 10am to 1pm, Coventry Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

Booking details: If you’d like to join us, please  contacting our team by email at [email protected] or phone on 0121 665 4211.

Come and connect with RNIB as well as other local support and community members. Feedback on what's going on in the West Midlands and find out more about RNIB Connect.

  • Meet and chat with other people from the RNIB Connect community
  • Meet some of the RNIB West Midlands Network team; learn about our job roles and what we do
  • Find out more about RNIB Connect
  • Take part in a ‘Share Your Thoughts’ workshop - what's working well in the West Midlands? What activities, events or groups would you like to take part in? Are there any barriers to accessing events in the West Midlands?

April 2019

South East

Free tickets available for Carl Craig with Chineke! Orchestra 

Date: Sunday 28 April

Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Electronic meets classical in this genre-bending live performance from the Detroit techno pioneer.

Carl Craig continues to stretch the boundaries of techno as he joins forces with Chineke! Orchestra and award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar to perform his 2017 album Versus in its entirety alongside a selection of his greatest hits. Doors: 6.15pm.  More information here.

Requesting Tickets

When calling to register your interest please state the following information:

  • The event for which you are requesting tickets;
  • Number of tickets required;
  • The names of the visually impaired members of your party.  At least one member of your party must be visually impaired. 

These details will be recorded and used when allocating tickets.  Tickets will be distributed in pairs, and at least one seat must be occupied by a blind or partially sighted person.  Tickets are to be used by the named individuals only and are not transferable.

You may request tickets at any point until the allocation date via email or telephone. The allocation date is 25th March 2019.

Email [email protected]


Free tickets available for  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Rising Stars of Classical

Date: Tuesday 30 April

Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Hear the music of Mussorgsky, Rodrigo, Glinka, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Nyman and Stravinsky, performed by some of the UK’s most brilliant young musicians and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Soprano Lauren Fagan, guitarist Sean Shibe and star of the Last Night of the Proms, saxophonist Jess Gillam are all brought together under the baton of yet another rising star, conductor Jamie Phillips. Doors: 7.30pm. More information here.

Requesting Tickets

When calling to register your interest please state the following information:

  • The event for which you are requesting tickets;
  • Number of tickets required;
  • The names of the visually impaired members of your party.  At least one member of your party must be visually impaired. 

These details will be recorded and used when allocating tickets.  Tickets will be distributed in pairs, and at least one seat must be occupied by a blind or partially sighted person.  Tickets are to be used by the named individuals only and are not transferable.

You may request tickets at any point until the allocation date via email or telephone. The allocation date is 25th March 2019.

Email [email protected]

Telephone:  0303 1234 555.

Successful applicants will be contacted either by phone or by email to confirm their allocation and the tickets will be available at the box office. If the event is oversubscribed a ballot will be held to allocate tickets.  If you are unable to use your tickets, please do let us know as soon as possible so that somebody else may benefit from visiting the Hall.

Please note that registering your interest in a particular performance does not guarantee you will obtain tickets.  We advise you not to make travel and / accommodation arrangements on the basis of receiving tickets until you have received confirmation from us.  RNIB cannot be held responsible for any additional costs associated with your application for Royal Albert Hall tickets. 


May 2019

South East

Free tickets available for Bach Evolution

Date: Wednesday 1 May

Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

In this world premiere concert, Bach’s Cello Suites are reinvented by young British composer Peter Gregson, with Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson joining to play excerpts from his highly-praised album Johann Sebastian Bach. Electronic artist Clark will also be debuting a specially-arranged Bach-inspired composition. Doors: 6.45pm.  More information here.

Requesting Tickets

When calling to register your interest please state the following information:

  • The event for which you are requesting tickets;
  • Number of tickets required;
  • The names of the visually impaired members of your party.  At least one member of your party must be visually impaired. 

These details will be recorded and used when allocating tickets.  Tickets will be distributed in pairs, and at least one seat must be occupied by a blind or partially sighted person.  Tickets are to be used by the named individuals only and are not transferable.

You may request tickets at any point until the allocation date via email or telephone. The allocation date is 25th March 2019.

Email [email protected]

Telephone:  0303 1234 555.

Successful applicants will be contacted either by phone or by email to confirm their allocation and the tickets will be available at the box office. If the event is oversubscribed a ballot will be held to allocate tickets.  If you are unable to use your tickets, please do let us know as soon as possible so that somebody else may benefit from visiting the Hall.

Please note that registering your interest in a particular performance does not guarantee you will obtain tickets.  We advise you not to make travel and / accommodation arrangements on the basis of receiving tickets until you have received confirmation from us.  RNIB cannot be held responsible for any additional costs associated with your application for Royal Albert Hall tickets. 


North West

150th Celebration awards evening

Date: Saturday 4 May

Location: Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH

Tickets: £40

Celebrate 150 years of changing the face of sight loss together. Enjoy a three course meal and entertainment.

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