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We would like to say a huge thank-you to Judith and the rest of the team at The Poly Falmouth for helping make last night so special.

We all had a great time and really enjoyed the screening of Notes on Blindness.

Thank you to everyone that attended the event and we hope to see you all again very soon!
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We have 2 tickets to giveaway for this evenings " A Night with iSight" event at The Poly in Falmouth.

We will give these tickets to the first caller that contacts Dom our receptionist on 01872 261110.

We look forward to seeing you all this evening!
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Notes on Blindness with iSightCornwall // Poly Falmouth

August 18, 2016, 6:30pm - August 18, 2016, 3:00pm

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’ Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of Notes on Blindness takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting John’s extraordinary journey into ‘a world beyond sight’. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (alongside our virtual reality project), as well as winning the Special Jury Prize at the 59th San Francisco Film Festival and the Wellcome Trust Innovation and Storytelling Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. *We will be screening the enhanced audio version of the film* ISightCornwall will give an introduction to the film; the only dedicated centre of resource in Cornwall for those affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition. The charity cares passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and has done ever since its foundation in 1856 when it supported Cornish miners. Today it is estimated there are over 22,000 visually impaired people living in Cornwall. iSightCornwall aims to reach these people and support them to lead active and independent lives. Tickets: £9 Adult / £7 Concession (plus £1 Poly Fund) Book at our box office (10:00-19:00, Tuesday to Saturday), by calling 01326 319461 or online at www.thepoly.org.

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