UCAN Productions is running loads of FREE online workshops throughout March for vision impaired children and young people. You are very welcome to join in as much or as little as you like!
How to join
If you are a parent who would like your child to join some free and fun workshops, please complete our online registration form by clicking here!
If you are 18 years and older please complete the form by clicking here
Once completed, you will then be contacted by a member of the team, who can talk you through how to get on zoom either by audio using a mobile or landline or by using a tablet or computer. Alternatively call or text Hannah on 07825 468384 or email [email protected]
What workshops are running?
Mondays 5:00pm to 6:00pm: Blurbed Vision (18+)
Come and join us each week where we’ll be working our way through a new novel and a range of films. Our book and film club is also a time to socialise and have a chat with everyone. All books are fully accessible with print and audio formats and our films a specially picked to be compatible with audio description
Tuesdays and Fridays: 5:00pm to 6:30pm: UCAN with Alys (Age 13 -18 years)
Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun all through fun activities including storytelling and improvisation.
Wednesdays and Fridays (11:00am – 12:30pm): SASI (Age 18+)
SASI stands for Self Advocacy for the Sight Impaired. These workshops aim to help young people grow confidence and learn transferable skills that they can use in their everyday lives. We do this through drama games and showcasing developed work around improvisation, storytelling and creativity. Our young people really enjoy these workshops and have created some great work in the past.
Wednesdays and Fridays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm: UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Age 13 and under)
Have fun and games with the legend that is Jake! Registered blind, Jake is a professional Actor, Filmmaker and Comedian. Always popular, these twice weekly workshops are great fun, activities include games, treasure hunts, drama and lots of laughing! Click here to watch a video of Jake explaining what UCAN is all about!
Thursdays 6pm – 7.30: UCAN PodSquad (All ages)
UCAN members and friends have launched a new podcast called the UCAN PodSquad! We want to reach out to visually impaired young people across Wales- and beyond – growing an interactive listening community to build connections in these isolating times.
Saturdays: 2pm to 3.15pm: Maggie’s Club (Age 18 and under)
Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, known to everyone as Maggie. This is a weekly fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs held every Saturday. These workshops are led by Jake and Alex and involve fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie’s club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week.