Join us for some Dirty Dancing 9th October at the Grand
Theatre, Wolverhampton. Tickets £22.25 including touch tour at
6:30pm. We have 14 tickets that will be allocated on a first come
first served basis, so don’t delay call Mandy or Tim today!
All ticket money to be paid to TIM by Monday 8th September.
WHATS UP AND COMING:
We are currently organising for October
‘AN AUDIENCE WITH – TWO OF A KIND’
With Our own Aidan Flynn – poet author of “I sold my guide dog
on eBay” and Paul Adams local songwriter musician of many a
good tune including “New Beginnings”
They are also offering two workshops in September for anyone
interested in taking part, including performing, music lessons,
creative writing, singing, reciting and general participation in this
type of event in the future. Please call Mandy or Tim on 01902
880111 for further information and to register your interest, as
these workshops will only run if there is sufficient interest.
GROUP OR PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS / SINGING LESSONS
If you have always fancied learning to play a musical instrument or
already play and would like to become more active by joining a
band, becoming a vocalist or singing in a choir, maybe recording
your own material, We have the opportunity to make your dreams
come true. Before we can confirm these sessions we need to know
how interested and how committed you are to turn up week after
week for lessons and rehearsals? The more the merrier as greater
numbers mean the costs per person will be lower. This will be an
opportunity for your friends and family to join in too!!..
Goalball 5pm – 7pm.
The new season starts on
Wednesday 3rd September,
at the usual venue
Dormston Centre, Mill Bank, Sedgley,
Dudley, DY3 1SN
We are looking forward to welcoming all of the regular players along with
some new faces this season. Congratulations to Lisa and Jamie on
achieving your GOALBALL LEADERS AWARD this summer.
Weekly subs remain at £3.50 per session with the opportunity to have
your own fitness and nutrition plan tailored to help you achieve your
optimum performance in this sport. Please contact Mandy on
01902 880111 for more information on this…
The long awaited Free 8 week Judo Course run by
the British Judo Association started here at Beacon
Thursday 28th August. This exciting sport has
proved very popular already.
All those who take part for more than four weeks get
a free judo suit, gradings and record book. All worth
over £100 each if you had to buy it! If the course is
successful our long term goal is to set up a Visually
Impaired Judo Club here at the Beacon Centre.
The next sessions will take place Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
September in Beacon’s Recreation room with a prompt start @ 2pm.
You will participate bare footed in suitable loose clothing, and you’ll need
some water during breaks.
For more information or to book a place, get in touch with Tim or Mandy
St Peters Cafe and Farmers Market
Friday 5th September 10.30am
Meeting inside St Peters Cafe, Exchange Street, Wolverhampton
where you can purchase beverages and food then enjoy a hearty natter
with friends old and new. An ActivEyes companion will accompany those
who wish to walk around the farmers market and purchase some lovely
produce from local suppliers.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Artist: Brian Yale: First World War Battlefield Paintings
Saturday 6th September 1:00pm meet in the Lobby
Andy Causton has kindly organised with the Art Gallery the opportunity to
enjoy this cultural collection of paintings with the help of an experienced
guide. In the centenary year commemorating the start of the first world
war the opportunity to remember those gone before is a welcome one.
Please let Tim or Mandy know asap on 01902 880111 if you would like to
attend this event as we may need to organise ActivEyes companions to
support Andy on the day.
Fancy a fitter you for Autumn?
Come along and join our
swimming group, we meet
every Monday at the Bert
Williams Leisure Centre in
Bilston from 3pm – 4pm it would
be great to see you there.
What else is on offer:
David Raybould has informed us
that on the 1st Friday of each
month there are Indoor Blind
Tennis sessions available free
to visual impaired individuals.
Contact him direct on 01384
889882 Or email him at:
NB: This is not
Visually Impaired Cricket
Following an excellent turn out and a positive
training session on Thursday 21st August at
Wolverhampton Cricket Club we look forward
to the main event: Sunday 7th September at
2pm you will be able to test your new skills in a
game against the Lancashire Lions an
established visually impaired team.
Please come along and support the match whilst participating in a club
open day. If you would like more information please get in touch with Tim
or Mandy 01902 880111…
Visually Impaired Golf
Following a fabulous start earlier this year
and thanks to the continued support of
Mark, Nicky, Rich and Emma at The Mark
Butler Golf Academy, Sedgley DY3 3DL
01902 880503… we continue to make
excellent progress in this elite sport.
If this is something that you feel you might
like to try through ActivEyes please
contact Tim or Mandy on 01902 880111.
If we receive sufficient interest we will
enquire about organising further sessions.
We are currently
GOLF weekend in
Wales. This will be
open to golfers
and an interest in
If this is you talk
to Tim or Mandy
on 01902 880111
Our very grateful thanks to the ALL at the Mark Butler Academy
from all at the Beacon especially ActivEyes members for
including us as their chosen charity on the occasion of their
fantastic open day Saturday 30th August 2014.
Horse Racing at Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton
Monday 15th September at 1:45pm
(first race 2:30pm last race 5:30pm)
Back a winner with ActivEyes and join us for an afternoon at the races!
We have a limited amount of tickets available that will be allocated on a
first come first served basis so please call Tim or Mandy asap on
West Park Walk
Tuesday 16th September at 11:00am
Join us outside the tearooms, the walk is suitable for all and lasts about
an hour. Afterwards we stop for light refreshments.
Bumble Hole Walk
Wednesday 17th September at 11:15am
Bumble Hole Nature Reserve, Netherton.
Meeting at Halesowen Road/Washington Street Bus stop which is
serviced by the 244 and 243 buses every 20 minutes. The walk time is
about 1 and 1/2 hours. It follows the local canal routes.
Lunch at the Pavilions, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton
Tuesday 9th September at 12:30pm
Join us for lunch at this popular venue. A varied menu to suit all pockets
is on offer. Please let us know if you are coming call Tim or Mandy asap
on 01902 880111
Coffee and Cake @ Beacon Centre, Wolverhampton
Thursday 11th September at 10:30am
Join us in the Cafe Bar in Beacon Court for an informal get together and
chat over coffee and a cake for those who love to be tempted.
Talking Book Club
Friday 26th September, Training Room, Beacon Centre 1.45pm
Last month’s book House Rules by Jodi Picoult, gained very positive
reviews following some initial reservations over the length of the book
and its subject matter. Most have reported this as a worthwhile read
giving a detailed insight into the world or Aspergers and Autism. Very well
written and thanks to Andy Causton for selecting it,
If you would like to join our club, or for more information
about accessing books, get in touch with Tim or Mandy 01902 880111.
Thursday 25th September at 7:00pm
Blue Spice 205 Stourbridge Road Halesowen B63 3QX
For prior menu enquires please Contact 0121 550 8079 after 5pm.
This restaurant has been personally recommended by one of our
ActivEyes members. Its highly commended for its food and hygiene
along with its friendly personal service. If you intend to come along will
you please let Tim or Mandy know on 01902 880111 asap so we can
make sure we can all be seated together.
Rotary Disability Sport Fun Day
Sunday 14th September 10am with
special guest Tanni Grey-Thompson
Beaconside Sports Centre
Beaconside, Stafford ST18 0AD
For more information contact
Please note that this is not an
ActivEyes supported event.
Ten pen bowling
A murder mystery
Call Tim or Mandy
Black History Month Celebration
“I have a dream”
Saturday 18th October West Brom Town Hall
Join us for what promises to be a day filled full of fun and interest at
West Bromwich Town Hall. There will be lots of stalls for you to visit
offering various goods, activities and food.
If you would like more information or to book a table please contact
Joan Gregory on 0121 530 5384 or 07402 858 454
WHAT ELSE CAN ACTIVEYES DO FOR YOU?
ActivEyes would like to thank you for your continued support. Tim and
Mandy are always keen to receive your feedback. We want to make sure
we are doing as much as we can to ensure you are all accessing as many
of the events as you would like to.
Please tell us what you think; tell us what events you would like to try and
very importantly when you would be available to take part in them. We
are aware that those who work can often miss out on the weekday events
and although we do try to spread out all events, we are for the most part
governed by when the organisers and volunteers can
provide their services.
Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone