Radio Scotland are going to be doing an interview with me and Jan-Bert of Artlink about Artlink and the Pandora Light Box project. I will be offering a blind person's views on the art world, inclusion and how positive I felt this project of Artlink had been in conjunction with the Talbot Rice Gallery. We will be at the BBC Edinburgh studio and linked with Claire English from BBC Radio Scotland in Glasgow. The running time is for 13:25 today (August 30th). If you're listening on the internet, you can check out the BBC schedule for The Culture Cafe which starts at 13:15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/programmes/schedules/fm
Following on from my post regarding the Edinburgh Art Festival and my visit to the Anton Henning exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery, I returned to the gallery for the launch of Pandora’s Light Box. I had been invited to take a sneak ‘peek’ on my first visit and had decided that I would definitely go back. I attended the reception on 17th August and was welcomed by Zoe Fothergill of the Talbot Rice Gallery and Susan Humble from Artlink. I was able to meet several people from the visually impaired community and it was good to share in their interactions with others in the community. My own contribution was in lending out my cane to both Zoe and Susan so that they could experience the carpet in the Anton Henning exhibition and do a compare and contrast with the Georgian gallery, to where we later adjourned for drinks and a performance of a poem especially written by Ken Cockburn and performed by Ken and Lorna Irvine from the Scottish Poetry Library (SPL).