2016 April

Taking Flight Audio Describer to become Cupid on Wheels…

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My name is Alastair and I’m an audio describer for theatre. This means that I provide a live verbal commentary of a play for blind and partially sighted audience members. During the pauses in the dialogue, it’s my job to find the appropriate words to paint the picture and help tell the story. I am committed towards helping more people enjoy the experience of live theatre.

I have provided audio description for various theatre companies in Wales but my closest connection is with Taking Flight Theatre. I admire the amount of effort that goes into making each performance as inclusive and accessible as possible. The inclusion of a community cast in the shows is an important part of this and does so much to boost the confidence levels and personal growth of those people involved.

All this costs money and without fundraising efforts, it’s almost impossible to carry out this important outreach work and everything else that keeps making the work accessible for all.

So, with all this in mind, I decided to do my bit to raise money. This year, Taking Flight will be performing Romeo and Juliet all over Wales. I thought I would set myself the challenge of cycling to some of the places that Taking Flight will be going to this Summer.

I’ll be going from from Cardiff to Merthyr to Kidwelly to Stackpole to Haverfordwest West. Along the way, I’ll be calling in at schools and groups, delivering messages of love.

Im putting in the work- Garth Mountain is becoming a regular part of my training route. I feel proud to be supporting this fantastic theatre company and it would be great if you could support them too. Many thanks for your time.

This will make such a massive difference to this really special theatre company, as well as being a huge personal challenge for me! Anything you can donate will be seriously appreciated by everyone involved https://localgiving.org/fundraising/taking-flight-bike-ride