Whats On

Check out our programme of everything that’s happening at LOOKFest. From circus skills workshops and a forest school,  to live entertainment and learning about echolocation, you’re going to have a great time!

Please note this programme is subject to change.

Friday 26 July

15:00-18:00        

Arrivals

Pick up your welcome pack from the ticket office, get shown to your bell-tent/camping pitch and get ready to muck in.        

Scavenger Hunt

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Once you’ve found your tent and unpacked, get to know our accessible LOOKFest site by starting your weekend with our scavenger hunt. The site will be made entirely accessible with guide ropes, audio clues and lighting, and tactile maps will be on hand for those who’ll find them useful. Solve each clue to get to the next location and learn along the way!

Face Painting

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Flaunt your festival fever with lots of colour and glitter!

18:00-18:30        

Welcome

Charlotte Carson, our director, will welcome us all to the festival.

18:30-19:30        

Campfire and pizza / BBQ

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Gather around the campfire, enjoy delicious pizza / bbq for dinner and toffee apples for dessert.

20:00-21:30        

Fancy Dress Disco, theme: Woodland Magic!

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Fairy? Goblin? Pixie? What will you choose as your costume for our woodland magic fancy dress disco? Prize for the most magical costume! DJ Tom

Saturday 27 July

08:00-09:30        

Breakfast

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Hot breakfast will be served from the snack van on site and you can get hot drinks in the marquee.

09:00-12:00

Forest School

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Enjoy den making and woodland exploration with forest school expert Anney Wood.

09:00-11:00        

Face Painting

Flaunt your festival fever with lots of colour and glitter!

09:00-11:00 

Introduction to Echolocation and Perceptual Navigation with Daniel Kish

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Get an introduction to echolocation and Perceptual-Navigation, the new form of Mobility developed by blind people for blind people. Learn how to ‘see with sound’ and move with ease and freedom with Daniel Kish, the first totally blind, certified  Mobility Specialist, and work with some of his blind instructors in training.

11.00-12.00

Early childhood mobility with Daniel Kish

Freedom starts at the beginning. Getting your infant or toddler moving. Learn how to open your child’s freedom of movement to the next level and beyond. Developmental child specialist Daniel Kish shares it all.

Daniel will be on hand throughout the festival for practical help, advice and conversation. Find out more about Daniel’s work, here.

09:00-12.00

Get creative and make a festival decoration with the Carnival Arts Group.

A colourful shoal of fish carnival decorations.

09:00-11:00

Mentor Q&A for Young People

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Drop by to talk to our mentors; hear their stories, ask questions, learn from their experiences.

11:00-12:00

Outdoor Sports and fitness

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Get the adrenaline pumping by taking on our assault course and playing some sport, with LOOK volunteers Chris and Warren.

11:00-12:00

Mindfulness and Body Scanning for Parents

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Parents, while the kids are busy having fun, this is your chance to relax and learn to be present with some mindfulness, led by Melissa Bowen.

12:30-13:30

Lunch – Buffet

Buffet style lunch with volunteers on hand to help

13:30-14:00

Meeks Speaks

Hear how Maleeka Abas has grown to accept her visual impairment and how it’s led to her creating a blog, which is empowering young people to believe in themselves and grow in confidence.

14.00-15.00

Daniel Kish Freedom talk

Learn about Daniel Kish’s approach to living well and living free with a visual impairment.

15.00-16.00

Discussion

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Join us for an open discussion about disability and self-identity, with LOOK Director, Charlotte Carson, LOOK mentors, and Daniel Kish.

15:00-16:30

Face Painting

Flaunt your festival fever with lots of colour and glitter!

14:30-16:30

Storytelling Workshop and Performance

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 Let your imagination run wild in our storytelling workshop with Carol Graham. Find out more about Carol’s work by visiting her website.

17:00-17:30

Mindfulness for Young People

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De-stress, relax and be present with Jen Harrison.

17:00-18.00        

Daniel Kish mobility confidence workshop

Learn some of the techniques Daniel uses to gain mastery over any environment.

18:00-19:00

Evening Meal

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Chippie van on site, seating available in marquee and round the campfire.

18:00-19:00

Campfire

Toast marshmallows and have a singalong.

19:00-19:30

Don’t Look Down: Trapeze Performance

Rachael Storey is a para-pole enthusiast and blind aerial performer! Follow her work on her Facebook page.

20:00-21:00

Comedy with Richard Wheatley and open mic: your chance to share your talents!

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Unwind and have a few laughs with The world’s first blind comedian and physicist, Richard Wheatley. Check out Richard’s work on his website and follow him on twitter.

21:00-22:00

Live Music: Band!

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Join the Saturday night party led by our live band!

Sunday 28 July

08:00-09:30

Breakfast

Hot breakfast will be served from the snack van on site and you can get hot drinks in the marquee.

09:00-10:00

Face Painting

Flaunt your festival fever with lots of colour and glitter!

09:00-12:00

Craft Corner

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Design your own bag or try your hand at mosaics with Georgina Hollinshead and Megan Paul.

09:00-16:00

Circus skills with Wye Circus

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a circus performer? Learn the basics of juggling, diablo, devil sticks, spinning plates, aerial hoop, silks and trapeze at our 20 minute  workshops led by Wye Circus.

09.00-11.00

Push your limits with Daniel Kish

Nothing is impossible! Learn how to reach for the top with Daniel Kish!

10:00-11:00

Yoga with Jessica Lamerton

Relax your body and mind with some yoga to boost your morning.

11:00-12:30

Forest School

Get musical in Forest School by learning to make your very own musical instruments with Anney Wood.

11:00-12:30

Fun dance workshop with Sophie Armstrong

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Drop in session exploring movement and dance: great for mobility confidence! You can follow Sophie’s work on Twitter.

12:30-13:30

Buffet style lunch

Our volunteers will be on hand to help.

14:00-15:00

Drumming and jamming with Inner Vision Orchestra

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Join the UK’s only orchestra of blind musicians, for an hour of exciting music making. Find out more about Inner Vision here.

14:00-17:00

Slip and Slide

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Enjoy three hours of fun and games on the slip and slide!

14:00-15:00

Mentor Q&A for Parents

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A chance to ask our mentors questions about what it’s like to be a young adult living with a visual impairment.

15:00-17:00

Glam up your Cane

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Customise your cane and make it your own.

17:30-18:00 

Inner Vision Orchestra: performance

Settle down for half an hour of live music led by Indian Musician Baluji Shrivastav, OBE, and his Inner Vision Orchestra.

18:00-19:00

Evening Meal

Hog roast and veg alternative – Food served from van near ticket office, seating in marquee and around the campfire

18:00-19:00

Campfire

Toast marshmallows and enjoy a singalong!

19:30-21:30

Ceilidh

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Getting our dancing shoes on for our last night at LOOKFest! Traditional folk dance music, with clear instructions given!

21:30-23:30

Disco with DJ Tom

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When the Ceilidh is over, the music will continue with our resident DJ Tom!

Monday 29 July

08:00-09:30 

Breakfast

Hot breakfast will be served from the snack van on site and you can get hot drinks in the marquee.

09:30-10:00

Goodbyes 

Gather for a final talk from Charlotte Carson and the LOOK team.

10:00-12:00

Departures

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