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Quiz Time Again

The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh is again hosting a table quiz in support of his mayoral charity, on 28th March.  Last year a Lisburn Outlook team acquitted itself well and I’m sure we can do even better this year.

If you would like to be a member of the team, please contact David on 07766302496 or via lisburnoutlook@gmail.com.

Café & Co

Café & Co meet once a month in local cafes for coffee, tea, goodies, and chat! It’s a great opportunity to get together, meet new people and swap experiences. Our March coffee morning will be from 10.30am to 12 noon on Thursday 21stat Arora Cafe, in the Mall.  Come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Arora Serve breakfast, and also a number of gluten free options.

Walking Group

Our local walks will resume in early March. We plan to walk every other Tuesday and our outline dates and locations for the season are listed below. 

March 19.  Tow path.  Meet at the Civic centre at 10.30 for a walk along the Tow Path.
April 2  Wallace Park
April 16.  Tow Path 
April 30.  Hillsborough Forest Park 
May 14.  Castle Gardens 
May 28.  Wallace Park 
June 11.  Tow Path 
June 25.  Hillsborough Forest Park 
July 9.  Castle gardens 
July 23.  Wallace Park 

Tandems

Our Saturday tandems will re-commence on 2ndMarch with the Thursday sessions starting after the clocks change at the end of the month – keep a close watch on our web site or social media for further updates.  For further information please contact Paul on 07880749992.

Pub Evening – (Sip & Sup)

Sip and Sup” is back!  Your chance to spend some time with old and new friends in the congenial atmosphere of Lisburn’s leading gastro pub.  Our pub evenings are simple drop-in affairs.  You can come for half an hour or stay indefinitely, have a quick cup of coffee or a selection of local and multi-national drinks. Food is also available.  We meet in the Cardan Bar, on the corner of Railway Street and Bachelors Walk, opposite the railway station.  We guarantee that someone will be there from 5.15 to 7pm on Wednesday , 27th March, 2019.  

LEP Coffee Sessions

The local Trust are inviting those who use their services for coffee and conversation on Tuesday 19th March in Lisburn Library from 12-2pm.  It is your opportunity to let the trust know what you think of their service and they are keen to hear from you.

 

Side-By-Side Tandems

Sustrans are currently running an Active Belfast funded project called ‘Side-by-Side’.  The cycling element of ‘Side by Side’ offers an inclusive opportunity for physical activity through the use of an adapted bike where participants with physical and mental challenges are able to enjoy cycling when they otherwise couldn’t.  Participants can also enjoy the sensory benefits of cycling on Greenways, such as feeling the wind on your face, hearing the birds in the trees and smelling the biodiversity whilst importantly achieving physical activity and its benefits. Similar to the tandem cycling experience offered by Lisburn Outlook, riding side by side with a pilot also allows companionship and socialisation.

The side-by-side tandem is based in C.S Lewis Square, Belfast allowing direct access to the Comber and Connswater greenways and Victoria Park. The side-by-side bike allows participants to cycle at their own level whilst being supported by a pilot cycle leader adjacent to them on the same bike who can adjust the level of control required to support the participant. 

The current project runs until the end of March 2019 and sessions can be booked directly with Martyn Jones by phoning 028 9043 4569.

Is Public Transport a Big Issue for You?

Imtac, a Committee of disabled and older people who advise Government in Northern Ireland about transport issues, is organising 5 meetings across Northern Ireland in March to discuss transport and travel with disabled people and older people.

They areorganising the meetings to hear about transport issues that affect older and disabled people in different locations in Northern Ireland.  All the meetings will start at 11.30am and finish at 1.30pm with lunch provided.  A number of dates and locations are planned but those closest to Lisburn are:

14thMarch – Newtownards at the Ards Leisure Centre &

25thMarch 2019 – Belfast at Girdwood Community Hub.

The meetings will be your opportunity to tell Imtac about problems you have accessing transport. They will use your input in the advice they give Government. It is also a chance to learn more about what Imtac does and how you can get more involved in their work.

If you would like to attend any of the meetings please let Michael Lorimerknow by telephoning 028 9072 6020or you can e-mail him at michael@imtac.org.uk.

Blue Planet at SSE Arena – Audio Described

The Blue Planet Live, which takes place on Saturday 23rd March at 8pm, at the SSE Arena, is being audio described.

Following the incredible success BBC One television series presented by Sir David Attenborough, ‘Blue Planet II – Live In Concert’ will present a selection of stunning visuals from the television series, highlighting the incredible natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a state of the art 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen. Accompanied by the original immersive music score by Bleeding Fingers Music, the concert will be performed live by a full symphony orchestra. 

If interested in going you should ring the box office on 02890 739074 and request the service when booking your tickets.

Audio Described Ballet

Northern ballet are doing an audio described performance of the ballet ‘Victoria’ on 1st June at 2.30pm in the Grand Opera House.  They have additionally offered RNIB a workshop and touch tour, together with a talk and demo leading up to the production.

If you would be interested in attending, please contact Olive Rodgers on 02890334133.

 Soccer Sight

Over the years RNIB have been working closely with the IFA at the National Stadium – Windsor Park, to improve accessibility at the Northern Ireland matches.  As part of this work they offer a number of free seats for people with sight loss – together with a ‘carer’ – to attend a Northern Ireland match and experience audio description.

The idea is for you to ‘try before you buy’.  If you go to a match and find that you enjoyed it then you can buy your own ticket for future games – your sighted guide goes free and you can still access the audio description.

Northern Ireland are about to embark on their European tournament games with home matches this year against Estonia, Belarus, Holland and Germany.  If you have not been to a match since loosing your sight and you would like to try this – then please get in touch with Olive Rodgers.  Olive will hold a list of everyone interested and work her way down when advised of tickets. If you are offered tickets but cannot go then you can stay on the list but you go to the bottom again.

You can only get free tickets once as you are expected to pay after this. If you are interested in this, please contact Olive Rodgers on 02890334133.

 

RNIB Awareness Raising Volunteers

Una Mulgrew – the RNIB Connect community facilitator is setting up a new volunteer team to help deliver awareness raising sessions to the public.  She is holding an initial meeting on Tuesday 22nd January 11am – 1pm in RNIB

If interested please contact Una directly on 07702140761 or email una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk<mailto:una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk> for more information.

 

Lisburn Macular Group

The Lisburn Macular Society Support Groupmeet on the second Monday of each month from 11am-12.30pm atThe Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn.   If you need any further details contact Anna on 07717603551.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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