Lisburn Outlook have booked a Christmas meal for our members, volunteers, family and friends. This is to be held at the Cardan Bar on the corner of Railway Street and Bachelors Walk on Wednesday,12th December, starting at 7 p.m. The cost is £24 for a three-course meal.
There is a choice of four items for each of the three courses, but if you require vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free please let us know in advance so that we can arrange this. Menu choices can be seen at the following link:
The meal will be in one of the Cardan’s upstairs rooms.
If you would like to attend please let Paul Rodgers or David Mann know as soon as possible. We also need a £10 deposit per person by Friday, 30th November, please. This can be given to a committee member, posted to me or paid using the MyDonate facility on our website. Please notify us if you have paid in this way.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.
Annual General Meeting
The Atlas Centre has been recently modernised and is situated close to the train station and also to local pubs and restaurants.
This will be our opportunity to stock take and your opportunity to help us Make Lisburn Outlook more relevant and more effective in promoting social, recreational and cultural activities for blind and partially sighted people in our area.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Ladies’ Make-up Evening
Lisburn Outlook has arranged a free make-up evening for our members and friends on Thursday, 8th November, in the Bridge Community Centre, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.
This will be run by Alberta, one of our volunteers who works for a well-known cosmetics firm, but the idea is not to sell you anything on the night. She and her colleagues will help you choose the products and colours that suit you and your skin best and give you tips on how to apply them.
To give us an idea of numbers, please let Barbara know on 028 9265 1199 if you would like to attend.
Living with Sight Loss Course
RNIB are planning to run a “Living with Sight Loss” course in Lisburn. This course affords an excellent opportunity to learn facts and gain confidence in relation to your sight loss. They are aimed primarily at those whose sight loss is relatively recent, but are open to any blind or partially sighted person.
The first session is on Thursday 1stNovember, and you do need to register in advance. So, if you are interested, please Contact Richard Craig at RNIB in Belfast: Richard.Craig@rnib.org.uk.His direct line is 028 9033 4144.
As well as providing an opportunity for people with sight loss to meet and connect with each other, family and friends are also invited to attend and participate.
The course will take place each Thursday between 1stNovember and 6thDecember in the Lisburn Island Centre between 11.00am and 3.00pm, It will comprise a combination of facilitated sessions and talks about what help and support is available and how it can be accessed. A range of different themes are covered including: mobility and daily living, emotional support and wellbeing, assistive technology, eye health, peer support and leisure time. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day with lunch also included.
Peterloo – Audio Described
The Queens Film Theatre are staging an audio described screening of the film ‘Peterloo’ on Tuesday 6thNovember at 5.50pm. If you are interested in attending please contact QFT directly on 02890971097. It is recommended that if you plan to go you should book your headset when booking your ticket.
Archery Taster Sessions
City of Belfast Archery Club are hopeful of funding to run taster archery sessions for people with sight loss and if there is enough interest to develop this into a club. They would be running these sessions in the evening from their premises in Boucher Road (the former B&Q building) – most likely starting in the New Year.
At this stage they don’t have starting dates, days or times but are just looking to see how many people might be interested in this.
If you are interested in this, please contact Olive Rodgers on 02890334133 as soon as possible.
Our ‘sip & sup’ pub evenings have now stopped for the winter. Keep an eye on our social media or web site for information about recommencement in early spring.
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 and information. On 13 December (please note date change) we plan to meet in the Cathedral coffee room from 10.30 to 12 noon and we hope you can join us. Looking forward to January, we plan to meet up on Thursday, 17th at Arora Cafe, Smyth Patterson. From 10.30 to noon.
Our Tandem and Walking Groups have now stopped for the winter months. We hope to resume them in early spring. Keep a watch on our web site or social media for further updates.
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.