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Hilden Beer Festival

The Hilden BeerFestival is growing in popularity each year and this year it takes place from 23rdto 25thAugust. Lisburn Outlookare currently planning to visit the festival this year on the afternoon of 24thAugust and our plan is for each member to purchase their tickets independently (now available via the taproomhilden.com site)and to meet up at 2.30pm at the festival entrance to enter the festival together.  

If you intend to visit the festival with Lisburn Outlook can you please e-mail us at lisburnoutlook@gmail.comin advance so we know who to expect.

Café & Co

This month our Café & Co groupare trying somewhere new! 

On Thursday, July 18th, they plan to visit Bob & Berts on Bow Streetin Lisburn from 10.30amto 12noon.  On enteringBob & Berts you will find the service counter whereorders can be placedon your left. Opposite the counter is a long table where the groupwill be sitting.

On Thursday, August 15ththecoffee morningwill bein the Glasshouse Coffee in Lisburn Squarefrom 10.30amto 12noon. We hope you canjoin us forboth of these coffee get togethers.

Walking Group

Our walking group meets fortnightly for local Lisburn walks. It is good for both mental and physical health to walk amongst trees and shrubs. Occasionally we have to cancel our walkand in such circumstances it would be useful to have contact numbers to advise prospective attendees. To help with this, when attending your next walk could you please provide Katy with your mobile number so she can advise via textif walks are going ahead.

Our walks for July and August are: July 9th– Castle Gardens, July 23rd– Wallace Park and August 6th– Tow Path.  If you would like to join uson any or all of these walks, you will be most welcome.


Our Saturday morning tandems are back in full swing and our Thursday evening sessions commenced in early April.  Keep a close watch on our web site or social media for further updates or for further information please contact Paul on 07889749992.

Community Arts Project

RNIB have been offered the opportunity to work alongside Museums NI in their latest community engagement project which is running alongside their current exhibition called  ‘Troubles Art’.

They hope to start this project in August and will include visits to various museum sites throughout Northern Ireland, engaging with the artists and creative workshops.They need a group of at least 14 and the project will run for 6 weeks.

The first introduction session will be held in RNIB conference room on either Friday 2nd August or Friday 9th August.

If you are interested in taking part in this exciting and unique project please let Olive Rodgers know on 028 90334133


Castlewellan Outing

This year’s annual cycling and walking day in Castlewellan will take place on Wednesday, 28th August.  As usual, you will have the opportunity to walk or cycle around the lake, once, twice or as often as you wish.  Our friends in Lurgan will again organise a barbecue lunch, which you can eat indoors in the remote event of the weather being wet! The cost per person, covering tea, coffee, scone etc. on arrival and lunch is likely to be around £12. Lisburn Outlook will pay for sighted pilots and walking guides. 

It’s always an enjoyable day out, so if you would like to go please let David know on 07766 302496 or via lisburnoutlook@gmail.com


 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.

Lisburn Macular Group

The Lisburn Macular Society Support Group meet on the second Monday of each month from 11am-12.30pm at The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn. They will NOT be meeting in July or August.Theirnext meeting will be on Monday 9th SEPTEMBER 2019.  If you need any further details contact Anna on 07717603551.









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