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RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station for blind and partially sighted people to find out what is happening in the community. You can also contribute and share your stories by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk). Get involved and join the conversation.

Latest Episodes

Sight Loss Awareness Event in Glasgow

An RNIB Scotland and Sikorski Polish Club event will take place in Glasgow this Saturday 21st of September, in the spirit of raising awareness about sight loss and celebrating diversity. RNIB Scotland’s Gozie Joe Adigwe spoke with us about the event and about her role as Community Facilitator. Gozie spoke with RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley.

11 MIN1 days ago
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Sight Loss Awareness Event in Glasgow

A View on Access - Sweat

A View On Access -The audio described performance and touch tour of Sweat that took place at the Donmar Warehouse back in January, and has recently finished a 50-performance run at the Gielgud Theatre. AVOA, as ever, is written, performed and produced by Tim Calvert of Calvert Creative Concepts #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 days ago
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A View on Access - Sweat

Sight Village Heads To The North West.

Sight Village has become the largest series of events, in Europe, showcasing the latest in goods and services for blind and partially sighted people. There are exhibitors from around the globe, demonstrating and selling the best in Hi and Low Tech gadgets and assistive technology, complimented by a range of local and national charities with something for all ages. The events take place around the UK and the next event is heading to Manchester. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Lottie Reid to learn more about the October 1st exhibition. www.qacsightvillage.org.uk #RNIBConnect

4 MIN2 days ago
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Sight Village Heads To The North West.

A View on Access - Come From Away

This episode ofA View on Access comes from the Phoenix Theatre in the West End of London, which is the venue for the audio described performance and touch touch tour of the musical 'Come From Away' that took place in June 2019. This joyous, award-winning musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. A View on access is written, presented and produced by Tim Calvert of calvertcreativeconcepts.co.uk for RNIB Connect Radio and the Audio description association. For more information or to get involved emailed aviewonaccess@gmail.com (mailto:aviewonaccess@gmail.com)

4 MIN4 days ago
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A View on Access - Come From Away

Stimulate Your Senses For Guide Dogs.

The charity Guide Dogs has a new twist on the traditional fun run, to help raise funds for their life changing services. Imagine a run with sensory stops to spur you on, taste, touch, sound , smell and sight? No?, well let's tell you all about it. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Claire Ambler to learn more about the Glasgow event, taking place on September 21st. www.guidedogs.org.uk #UseYourSenses #RNIBConnect

4 MIN4 days ago
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Stimulate Your Senses For Guide Dogs.

Remember A Charity Week With Chair Of RNIB Ellie Southwood

This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will and dispel some myths about legacies. The Royal National Institute of Blind People strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects and could not carry out its vital work, without help from donors like you! Today RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley speaks to Chair of RNIB Ellie Southwood about the difference even the smallest of gifts can make… For more information visit: http://www.rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek @RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
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Remember A Charity Week With Chair Of RNIB Ellie Southwood

Let's Bust Some Myths About Making A Will

The Royal National Institute of Blind People could not carry out it's vital work, without help from donors like you! The sight loss charity strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects. This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week, where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will, dispel some myths about legacies and we'll hear from individuals who have been supported by the charity and donors tell us why they're going to remember RNIB. Today RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell speaks to Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, to smash some myths about making a will. For more information visit: http://www.rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
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Let's Bust Some Myths About Making A Will

So Who's Taking On The Kilt Walk?

The Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB) relies on fund raising to carry out their vital services, helping to change the every day lives of blind and partially sighted people. A popular event for walkers, is the Kilt Walk which takes place in various Scottish Cities over the year. On Sunday 15th of September 2019, RNIB's CEO Matt Stringer and Director of Services Dave Clark will don their kilts and pound the streets of the Scottish capital. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Matt and Dave ahead of the challenge to find out why they're doing it and if they think they're fit enough to finish the course. You can find details on how to donate by going to http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk #RNIBConnect

5 MIN1 weeks ago
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So Who's Taking On The Kilt Walk?

Could Extra Vitamins Defeat Glaucoma?

Fight For Sight UK helps fund vital sight loss research & it’s work is helping scientists to tackle many common & rare eye conditions. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Dr Rubina Ahmed, from Fight For Sight UK, to learn about new research that believes that a certain vitamin could, possibly, halt or prevent the silent thief of sight. www.fightforsight.org.uk #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
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Could Extra Vitamins Defeat Glaucoma?

Remember A Charity Gets A 10 From Len!

The Royal National Institute of Blind People could not carry out it's vital work, without help from donors like you! The sight loss charity strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects. This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week, where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will, dispel some myths about legacies and we'll hear from individuals who have been supported by the charity and donors tell us why they're going to remember RNIB. Today we hear from Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, and Strictly's Len Goodman tells us why he's behind the campaign to support charities. @rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek #RNIBConnect

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Remember A Charity Gets A 10 From Len!

Latest Episodes

Sight Loss Awareness Event in Glasgow

An RNIB Scotland and Sikorski Polish Club event will take place in Glasgow this Saturday 21st of September, in the spirit of raising awareness about sight loss and celebrating diversity. RNIB Scotland’s Gozie Joe Adigwe spoke with us about the event and about her role as Community Facilitator. Gozie spoke with RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley.

11 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Sight Loss Awareness Event in Glasgow

A View on Access - Sweat

A View On Access -The audio described performance and touch tour of Sweat that took place at the Donmar Warehouse back in January, and has recently finished a 50-performance run at the Gielgud Theatre. AVOA, as ever, is written, performed and produced by Tim Calvert of Calvert Creative Concepts #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 days ago
Comments
A View on Access - Sweat

Sight Village Heads To The North West.

Sight Village has become the largest series of events, in Europe, showcasing the latest in goods and services for blind and partially sighted people. There are exhibitors from around the globe, demonstrating and selling the best in Hi and Low Tech gadgets and assistive technology, complimented by a range of local and national charities with something for all ages. The events take place around the UK and the next event is heading to Manchester. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Lottie Reid to learn more about the October 1st exhibition. www.qacsightvillage.org.uk #RNIBConnect

4 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Sight Village Heads To The North West.

A View on Access - Come From Away

This episode ofA View on Access comes from the Phoenix Theatre in the West End of London, which is the venue for the audio described performance and touch touch tour of the musical 'Come From Away' that took place in June 2019. This joyous, award-winning musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. A View on access is written, presented and produced by Tim Calvert of calvertcreativeconcepts.co.uk for RNIB Connect Radio and the Audio description association. For more information or to get involved emailed aviewonaccess@gmail.com (mailto:aviewonaccess@gmail.com)

4 MIN4 days ago
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A View on Access - Come From Away

Stimulate Your Senses For Guide Dogs.

The charity Guide Dogs has a new twist on the traditional fun run, to help raise funds for their life changing services. Imagine a run with sensory stops to spur you on, taste, touch, sound , smell and sight? No?, well let's tell you all about it. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Claire Ambler to learn more about the Glasgow event, taking place on September 21st. www.guidedogs.org.uk #UseYourSenses #RNIBConnect

4 MIN4 days ago
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Stimulate Your Senses For Guide Dogs.

Remember A Charity Week With Chair Of RNIB Ellie Southwood

This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will and dispel some myths about legacies. The Royal National Institute of Blind People strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects and could not carry out its vital work, without help from donors like you! Today RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley speaks to Chair of RNIB Ellie Southwood about the difference even the smallest of gifts can make… For more information visit: http://www.rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek @RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
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Remember A Charity Week With Chair Of RNIB Ellie Southwood

Let's Bust Some Myths About Making A Will

The Royal National Institute of Blind People could not carry out it's vital work, without help from donors like you! The sight loss charity strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects. This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week, where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will, dispel some myths about legacies and we'll hear from individuals who have been supported by the charity and donors tell us why they're going to remember RNIB. Today RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell speaks to Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, to smash some myths about making a will. For more information visit: http://www.rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
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Let's Bust Some Myths About Making A Will

So Who's Taking On The Kilt Walk?

The Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB) relies on fund raising to carry out their vital services, helping to change the every day lives of blind and partially sighted people. A popular event for walkers, is the Kilt Walk which takes place in various Scottish Cities over the year. On Sunday 15th of September 2019, RNIB's CEO Matt Stringer and Director of Services Dave Clark will don their kilts and pound the streets of the Scottish capital. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Matt and Dave ahead of the challenge to find out why they're doing it and if they think they're fit enough to finish the course. You can find details on how to donate by going to http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk #RNIBConnect

5 MIN1 weeks ago
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So Who's Taking On The Kilt Walk?

Could Extra Vitamins Defeat Glaucoma?

Fight For Sight UK helps fund vital sight loss research & it’s work is helping scientists to tackle many common & rare eye conditions. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Dr Rubina Ahmed, from Fight For Sight UK, to learn about new research that believes that a certain vitamin could, possibly, halt or prevent the silent thief of sight. www.fightforsight.org.uk #RNIBConnect

6 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Could Extra Vitamins Defeat Glaucoma?

Remember A Charity Gets A 10 From Len!

The Royal National Institute of Blind People could not carry out it's vital work, without help from donors like you! The sight loss charity strives to improve the everyday lives of people who are blind or partially sighted through a variety of services and projects. This week, September 9th to 15th 2019, is Remember A Charity Week, where you can learn about leaving a gift in your will, dispel some myths about legacies and we'll hear from individuals who have been supported by the charity and donors tell us why they're going to remember RNIB. Today we hear from Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, and Strictly's Len Goodman tells us why he's behind the campaign to support charities. @rnib.org.uk/legacy #RememberACharityWeek #RNIBConnect

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Remember A Charity Gets A 10 From Len!