A Night with iSight at The Poly, Falmouth

August 4, 2016 9:18 am

We are very pleased to announce, in association with The Poly in Falmouth ‘A Night with iSight’.  On Thursday 18 August, we will be hosting a special audio-enhanced screening of the nationally acclaimed film ‘Notes on Blindness’.  Arrival drinks will be served from 18:30.

The film which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was recently screened at Newlyn Filmhouse and proved to be a hit.

Prior to the showing of the film, Terri Rosnau-Ward (iSightCornwall Chief Executive) will be sharing her own experience of living with sight loss with members of the audience.

This critically acclaimed “inspiring docudrama” described by The Telegraph as “one of the most eye-opening documentaries you’ll see all year” follows author and academic John Hull’s experience of sight loss.

This enhanced audio version of the film contains narration from John and his wife Marilyn, along with extra sound design and music. It evokes the action, rather providing a literal description.

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.

Tickets are available from The Poly at a discounted rate of £8.00 each for iSightCornwall members – a booking fee may apply.

You can book tickets by:

  • phoning The Poly on 01326 319461
  • online at thepoly.org (select the Member concession) or
  • in person at 24 Church Street, Falmouth.

Can any members booking on the members concession please remember to take proof of their membership with them on the night.

We have decided to give away three pairs of tickets to our members in a prize draw.

To enter the draw please phone us on 01872 261110 by 4.30pm on Friday 12 August. The winners will be contacted on Monday 15 August.

Timetable for the evening:

18:30                                   Arrival and drinks

19:00                                   Take your seats

19:15                                   Terri’s story and interview

19:45                                   Break for pre-film drinks at the bar

20:00                                   Film – ‘Notes on Blindness’ (running time 87 minutes)

We do hope you can join us for this special night.

 

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