Special sensory event for visually impaired at Sand Sculpture Festival
By Prue_Reid | Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 15:35
BLIND and visually impaired people are being given the chance to enjoy Weston-super-Mare's Sand Sculpture Festival. The festival, which finishes on October 28, is holding a sensory session the following day (October 29) for people with sight problems. The event will run between 10am and 4pm and there will be a speech infront of the first sculpture every hour. Visitors will then be invited to touch and feel the sculptures one by one to allow them to gain a more physical understanding of what the artists have created. Organisers Nicola Wood and Alec Messchaert said: "We believe that an appreciation of art and an enjoyment for sculpture should not be limited to those that can see. "We are very proud of this popular tourist attraction and as such we want everyone to enjoy it. "This year was the first year that event became fully wheelchair accessible. "We received a great response from this and now want to reach others that would not immediately consider our exhibition feasible." Anyone who would like to book a session can email firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know what time you would like to arrive, and with how many people. Entry for the special sensory event has been reduced to £3 per person and is free to carers.