KAB Medway: Audio described tour of the Value of Touch

Audio described tour of The Value of Touch at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester.

We’re taking part in Disabled Access Day 2017!

Date: Friday 10 March 2017

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Guildhall Museum, 17 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1PY

Ticket price: Free, booking essential

The Value of Touch is an art exhibition created by blind and partially-sighted members of the Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group. The exhibition includes a new series of touchable artworks by artist Wendy Daws. 

Disabled Access Day is all about ‘You and Somewhere New’ and invites disabled people, their friends and families to try something different and visit places they’ve never been to before. The three-day event is powered by Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website which is used by people to share and discover accessible places to visit.

The Guildhall Museum will be joining in the celebrations by offering an audio described tour of the recent Value of Touch and Weird and Wonderful exhibitions and object handling of museum artefacts. 

Disabled people, their families and friends can search for events near them on the Disabled Access Day Website. Please visit www.disabledaccessday.com.

The tour will be lead by VocalEyes Audio Describer Lonny Evans with Wendy Daws and the museum’s Collections Officer Steve Nye. There will be object handling opportunities on the ground floor with Education Officer Jeremy Clarke and throughout the tour. 

10:30am: Complimentary refreshments available in the Members’ Room, at the top of the main staircase on the left before you enter the Main Chamber. 

11:00am – 12:30pm: Audio described tour

The exhibition spans different levels of the building and the route will include stairs. Seating will be available. 

Booking:

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance – please register by visiting this link  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/audio-described-tour-of-the-value-of-touch-art-exhibition-tickets-31999190440

This tour is made possible by Arts Council England and has been written by VocalEyes who provide opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to experience and enjoy arts and heritage  http://vocaleyes.co.uk

For further information please contact Wendy Daws by email mail@wendydaws.co.uk 

About Disabled Access Day

Taking place from 10th-12th March 2017, Disabled Access Day is all about You and Somewhere New. With hundreds of places holding events on the day, disabled people, their families and friends are encouraged to visit new places and try new activities over the weekend by discovering accessible museums, theatres, cafes, shops and more. They can also provide helpful feedback to participating venues about their accessibility by writing reviews on Euan’s Guide. Businesses and attractions, large and small are encouraged to take part in Disabled Access Day by registering an event at http://www.disabledaccessday.com/get-involved/

About Euan’s Guide

Disabled Access Day is powered by Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website and app where disabled people, their friends and families can review, share and discover accessible places to visit. The charity was created in 2013 by Euan MacDonald who is a powerchair user, and his sister Kiki. They were looking to hear from other disabled people about new places to go, and Euan’s Guide aims to be a friendly, honest and empowering alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls before visiting somewhere new for the first time. The site now has thousands of disabled access reviews and listings for places all over the UK and beyond. Find out more at www.euansguide.com.

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Latest Press Release Audio described tour of the Value of Touch written by Annie Lucas

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http://www.annielucas.com/

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Painting of the River Medway by Helen Wallis
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The Value of Touch poster shown above  plaster of paris interpretations of the individual artworks made by the artists, the plaques made by Wendy Daws.
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Clear sticky tape casts of lemonade bottles and sweet jars by Barbara Brigden.
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Laser cut acrylic versions of the museum’s 17th Century Lantern Clock, by Norman Williams
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Detail of Queen Victoria’s Royal crest as featured on the green and gold Royal Mail post box that sits outside the Guildhall Museum. This low relief crest is part of the 5 piece artwork by Cathy Kelly Jones.

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