Grateful thanks go to St. Anne’s Cathedral Dean’s Sitout for the kind donation which has now, after an extended period of lockdown, enabled us keep our website up to date and to buy the necessary equipment to ensure we can add an audio described track to videos produced by arts organisations. We have already done some work in this field, but with our own hardware and software we’ll be able to carry out much more. Thank you, Black Santa.
Take a trip back to 1959 and Rydell High, when summer nights were never ending, and the Pink Ladies really did rule the school. Join Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, and the rest of the gang as they navigate the highs and lows of teenage life, accompanied by some of the most recognizable songs of all time, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, Hopelessly in Love with You, and You’re the One That I Want.
So slick back your quaff; put another dime in the juke box and get ready for an unforgettable night of rock and roll.
The Musical Grease begins at the Grand Opera House on Tuesday 26th October, and runs until Saturday 30th October. Tuesday- Saturday at 7.30. Matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30. Audio Description 7.30 on Friday, come 15 minutes early if you want to hear the programme notes, and to test your headset.
Live theatre is back at last, and with it comes our live audio description. We’ve missed being part of the performances and we’ve missed helping to make them accessible to more people. We hope you’ll be able to attend many of the shows. The Lyric has only scheduled two so far, but we’re sure more will be on the way. The Grand Opera House has programmed well into 2022 so if you want to be sure of a seat in the refurbished auditorium, book now. By so doing you will support live theatre and live audio description.
We look forward to meeting you at the performances.
Many thanks go once again to the Black Santa appeal of St. Anne’s Cathedral. Their generous support over the years has enabled us to maintain this website, keeping it up to date. This year we plan to spend the donation of equipment and training to enable us to audio describe community films.
We once again thank St Anne’s Cathedral Sitout (Black Santa Appeal) most sincerely for the kind donation of a grant which enabled us to maintain our website. The extra money we received will go towards a training programme for audio-describers at the Millennium Forum in Derry for which we are continuing to fund-raise.
The latest kind donation from St. Anne’s Cathedral Sit-Out goes toward maintaining N.I. Sightlines’ website. It is really important to keep this website up to date, as it lists all the performances that are to be described in each coming season. This gives blind and visually impaired people the opportunity to go to one site and choose the shows they wish to attend. Furthermore it is also the place from which they can download the introductory notes which describe the set and scenery, the actors, characters and costumes. They can then listen to these notes at their leisure, being given the background of the show in advance and thus being enabled to participate fully as audience members. The website is updated every 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes more frequently, as introductory notes to each new show are uploaded.
Thanks to a generous donation from St. Anne’s Cathedral Sit-out, N. I. Sightlines was enabled to travel to Dublin’s Abbey Theatre with a group of 6 blind and visually impaired people, to experience an audio-description of ‘Ulysses’. The play, whilst not being the easiest to understand, was full of interest, with song, puppets and audience participation in the bar scenes. The audio-description was excellent and everyone appreciated the opportunity to listen to a different voice. After the show we all enjoyed a meal together before returning to Belfast.