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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

12 December 2014 - Sydney Theatre, Pier 4, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW
In wordplay and swordplay, Cyrano de Bergerac has no peer. Richard Roxburgh returns to STC to play with customary panache the title role.

Verdi’s Falstaff presented by Opera Australia

6 December 2014 - State Theatre, Arts Centre , Melbourne, VIC
It’s an incredibly skillful distillation of the slightly unwieldy farce Shakespeare wrote. As a piece of comic writing, it is nearly faultless.

Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith

5 December 2014 - Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Finely plotted, suspenseful and surprising, Switzerland will have you on the edge of your seat.

Big Sing for people who are blind or vision impaired

3 December 2014 - Ground floor meeting room, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, VIC
Come to a friendly, fun singing session at Vision Australia, Kensington and get in touch with your inner Adele, Bono, Beyonce, Elvis or Cher! Have a laugh, learn some basic voice technique and sing some good songs in a relaxed environment where no-one cares how good or bad you sound.

Pennsylvania Avenue by Joanna Murray-Smith

2 December 2014 - Sumner Theatre, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips reunite for a follow-up to the runaway hit 'Songs for Nobodies’.

Gasp!

29 November 2014 - Playhouse, Q PAC, Brisbane, QLD
Infused with the sarcastic, sharp wit that made Elton a household name, the play is a breathtaking, biting, brilliantly funny satire on the heartlessness of big business and the ruthlessness of the advertising industry.

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall (Audio description)

20 November 2014 - Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2000 London Critics’ Circle Award and the 2000 Evening Standard Award, Joe Penhall’s riveting comic thriller puts sanity, race and power through psychoanalysis with wit and earnest questioning of how the 'insane’ should be treated in our 'sane’ world.

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece (audio described)

23 October 2014 - Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo, VIC
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes; with a particular focus on the human form.

Children of the Sun By Maxim Gorky (Audio Description)

10 October 2014 - Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Both a sparkling comedy and a thoughtful exploration of the larger issues of privilege, progress and being caught at the wrong end of history, Children of the Sun captures the atmosphere of upheaval of its era - with more than a fleeting resonance to our own troubled times.

Other Desert Cities By Jon Robin Baitz (audio described)

9 October 2014 - Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Nominated for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Jon Robin Baitz has crafted a razor-sharp family mystery that delivers a killer dose of both humour and pathos.

Brian’s Long Cane Challenge

5 October 2014 - Skipton Rail Trail, Skipton to Ballarat, VIC
In recognition of International White Cane Day, Brian Reynolds is planning to walk the 52 kilometre length of the Skipton Rail Trail. This is to highlight the use of the white cane in our community and to promote the needs of people who are blind or have low vision.

The Dream presented by Bell Shakespeare (audio described)

4 October 2014 - Fairfax Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Peter Evans will reawaken Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the magic, mirth and mayhem.

The Wharf Revue (audio described)

4 October 2014 - The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Join Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott as they bring an all new, up-to-the-minute dose of their keenly-observed comic genius.

Black Diggers presented by Queensland Theatre Company (audio described)

3 October 2014 - Playhouse, Q PAC, Brisbane, QLD
Directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright, Black Diggers is the culmination of painstaking research into the lives and deaths of the thousand or so Indigenous soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth in World War I.

Introduction to acting day at NIDA

27 September 2014 - TBC, Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Seeking expressions of interest to attend an introduction to acting day at NIDA. Through practical activities, participants will discover the fundamental skills required for acting.

Blind Sports Camp 2014 NSW

25 September 2014 - 297-305 Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh, NSW
The Blind Sporting Association of NSW (BSA NSW) will host the Blind Sports Camp 2014 from 25-28 September.

The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein (Audio Described)

24 September 2014 - Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Don’t miss this legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. A triple crown award winner: The Tony, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical Revival, this dazzling show is a lavish and triumphant fresh new look at a time-honoured classic.

Cooking Classes in Enfield

24 September 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield, 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
Join us at Vision Australia Enfield for a series of themed cooking classes. Beginning with 'Easy Desserts"!

Braille Games Day

18 September 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield, 4 Mitchell street, Enfield, NSW
If you are a Grade I or Grade II user, or if you are just thinking about learning braille, come and join the fun.

Annie - Audio Described (Miranda Musical Society)

14 September 2014 - NSW, Sutherland , NSW
Miranda Musical Society is very excited to be presenting ANNIE, the classic musical about never giving up hope, told through the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie.

The Effect by Lucy Prebble (Audio Described)

9 September 2014 - Sumner Theatre, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
When unemployed drifter Tristan and psychology student Connie fall for each other on a drug trial, their happiness seems the most natural thing in the world.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Audio described)

6 September 2014 - I M B Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW
Grand dame of the Australian theatre, multi-award-winner Nancye Hayes OAM brings the formidable and acidic Lady Bracknell to life alongside the elastic and hilarious Nathan O’Keefe as Algernon in a theatre event that is guaranteed to delight!

Macbeth By William Shakespeare (Audio Described)

5 September 2014 - Sydney Theatre, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW
Fasten your seat belts for another towering performance from Hugo Weaving as he wrestles with one of Shakespeare's most complex protagonists.

Swish at Vision Australia Enfield

4 September 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
First Thursday of every month. Vision Australia Enfield is now playing swish, which is blind table tennis, on a regular basis.

DisAbility Expo

3 September 2014 - Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna, VIC
The RIDE Disability Expo is the biggest source of disability respite information in the Eastern Region.

Don Giovanni

30 August 2014 - SOH, Sydney, NSW
In the role he was born to sing, Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ powerful magnetism, dark-hued voice and imposing physique make being bad seem oh so good. The Don has met his match.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre to visit Vision Australia Melbourne

26 August 2014 - 346 Macaulay Road, Kensington Vic 3031, Melbourne , Victoria
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre staff members are coming to the Kensington office of Vision Australia to assist future further education students who are blind or have low vision with their VTAC applications, including Special Entry Access Scheme and Scholarship applications for study in 2015.

Food by Steve Rodgers (Audio Described)

23 August 2014 - Gordon Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW
On a stretch of Australian highway, two sisters run a takeaway joint, their days heavy with Chiko Rolls and memories.

Cronulla Monthly Social Walking Group

21 August 2014 - Meet at Cronulla Station, Cronulla, NSW
This group meets monthly. We would like to invite anyone who has low vision or are blind to join us in a social walking group, meeting at Cronulla Train Station.

Break the ice! Melbourne Winter Local Client Group Day

20 August 2014 - Vision Australia Kooyong, 454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong, VIC
Come in from the cold! Vision Australia local client groups are warming up for some wintery fun at our Kooyong centre. We’d like to bring you all together to break the ice at a day of cool activities. Members of Vision Australia local client groups and our client community are invited for learning, laughter and lunch.

Vision Australia’s Women’s Pamper Day

20 August 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield, 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, NSW
An event for women who are blind or vision impaired. Learn how to dress for success. Get some great make up tips and strategies.

Monthly Book Club - Caringbah

18 August 2014 - 301 The Kingsway, Caringbah, NSW
Held monthly, come along and join the Vision Australia Book Club, Caringbah, and share your literary ideas with others.

Dark Voyager by John Misto (Audio Described)

14 August 2014 - Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Hollywood, 1962. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are at war - their careers are on the skids, they are aging rapidly, and they are locked in a titanic struggle for top-billing on their latest movie.

Gentle Exercise Class

8 August 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield, 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
This is a specialised low-impact class aimed at people who have either vision loss or are blind. The class incorporates components of balance and a focus on falls prevention, and will assist in improvements in spatial perception.

Consultation on our Braille Policy

28 July 2014 - Telephone-based focus group, All, VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD
Vision Australia is looking for people who use braille to participate in a telephone-based focus group in July.

Stepping Stones Triple P for VidKids families

22 July 2014 - Vision Australia, 373 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD
Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) has been developed specifically for parents and caregivers of children with a disability aged 2 to 12. SSTP programs teach ways to increase your child’s positive behaviours as well as ways to handle challenging behaviours.

The Lion King (Audio Described + tactile tour)

17 July 2014 - Capitol Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Disney’s landmark musical event The Lion King, a worldwide phenomenon will be Audio Described in Sydney this July at the Capitol Theatre.

Dandenong - Stationery Bus Program

14 July 2014 - Ventura Bus Depot, 81 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong, VIC
This day program aims to help passengers who are blind or have low vision familiarize themselves with buses in a safe environment and share experiences with each other.

Running your group: developing a transport plan

14 July 2014 - Teleconference Workshop, All, NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD
This workshop is an opportunity for members of Vision Australia's local client groups to share ideas and experience on transport for their group.

iPad/iPhone courses - July 2014

14 July 2014 - Vision Australia Kensington and Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC
With the success of the introductory iPad/iPhone sessions held in 2013 we are holding a new term starting in July. Find out more.

Richard the third By William Shakespeare (Audio Described)

10 July 2014 - Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Remaining true to Shakespeare’s dialogue, Mark Kilmurry’s exciting new production honours the original play whilst wildly re-imagining it for new audiences.

Ten Pin Bowling

8 July 2014 - Meet at Vision Australia, 566 Olive St, Albury, NSW
Meet at Vision Australia Albury at 10.30am for 1 game ten pin bowling with guidance from volunteers.

Transition to PIN familiarisation sessions

7 July 2014 - 346 Macaulay Rd , Kensington , VIC
You may be aware that on 1 August 2014, you will no longer be able to use a signature to authenticate a purchase made with a credit card. Instead, you will now be required to enter a PIN on an EFTPOS terminal keypad.

Keep Fit - Dandenong

30 June 2014 - Dandenong Oasis Leisure Centre, Cnr Heatherton road and Cleeland street, Melbourne, Victoria
People who are blind or have low vision are invited to participate weekly in a Keep Fit program at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Dandenong.

Touch

29 June 2014 - Civic Square on London Circuit, Canberra, ACT
TOUCH is a special project that invites people who are blind or vision impaired to help create an exhibition presented in total darkness.

Henry V by William Shakespeare (Audio Described)

28 June 2014 - The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
When Henry is manipulated by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and betrayed by English nobles, he has all the ammunition he needs to lash out and invade France, or does he?

Women's Group

28 June 2014 - Various, Sunshine Coast, QLD
The Women's Group is a new support/social group for working-age women on the Southern Sunshine Coast. It meets once a month on a Saturday, and is for women who are interested in connecting with other working-age women with a vision impairment.

Dandenong Market Tour

27 June 2014 - Various, Dandenong, VIC
An opportunity to walk through the Market with dog guide handlers for the purpose of trader training and community education including a guided tour and a great cultural experience.

Tai Chi Qigong Class

26 June 2014 - Vision Australia Gosford, 3rd Floor, Gateway Centre, Gosford, NSW
Ongoing Tai Chi Qigong Classes held in Gosford NSW every Thursday, aim to help reduce stress and improve balance, posture, concentration and general well-being.

Red Legs Walking Group - Dandenong

26 June 2014 - Oasis Leisure Centre, Heatherton Road, Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria
Join this weekly walking group in Melbourne every Thursday morning for a social walk.

Vision in Voice Choir

24 June 2014 - 14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba , QLD
Ongoing, every Tuesday. Vision in voice is a choir for all, including those with sight impairment or other disabilities.

Travel safety program

19 June 2014 - Ringwood train station, Melbourne, VIC
Explore a stationary train, Explore a stationary bus, Speaker – Community Police, Presentation – I-Apps

iDevice training session - Enfield

17 June 2014 - 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, NSW
Vision Australia Enfield is starting a new group training session in using iDevices with iOS 7 accessibility features.

Local Client Groups in ACT

1 June 2014 - Various, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Local Client Groups are a great way to meet people in your community who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia has a Local Client Group in Canberra. They meet several times a year and welcome new members.

Local Client Groups in NSW

1 June 2014 - Various, Various, NSW
Local Client Groups are a great way to meet people in your community who are blind or have low vision. We have groups located in Albury, Ballina, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Eurobodalla, Forster-Tuncurry, Gosford, Mudgee, Newcastle, Orange, Sydney (Ashfield, Campbelltown, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Dee Why, Drummoyne, Enfield, Fairfield-Liverpool, Hawkesbury-Windsor, Lindfield, Mosman, Randwick-Coogee, St George), Wollongong, Wagga Wagga and Yamba.

Local Client Groups in Queensland

1 June 2014 - Various, Various, Queensland
Local Client Groups are a great way to regularly meet with people in your community who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia has Local Client Groups meeting in Brisbane (Coorparoo, Cleveland, City, Nundah, Yeronga), Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Maroochydore, Toowomba and Townsville.

Kogarah Monthly Book Club

26 May 2014 - Kogarah Library, Belgrave St, Kogarah, NSW
Held monthly at Kogarah Library, come along and join the Vision Australia's Kogarah Book Club and share your literary ideas with others.

Ski at Mt Baw Baw with greater access

14 May 2014 - Mt Baw Baw Resort, Mt Baw Baw, VIC
Do you love skiing or experiencing something different? This is a great opportunity for anyone who is blind or has low vision.

Craft support group

14 May 2014 - Level 3, Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW
Occuring every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, the craft support group meets in Gosford, NSW. Come and enjoy knitting, crocheting or embroidering in the company of others with the same interests.

Shepparton Walking Group

8 May 2014 - Cnr Archer St and Channel Rd, Shepparton, VIC
Vision Australia Shepparton Walking group caters for walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The walk leaves VA Centre on Cnr Archer St and Channel Rd every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

North Lakes VIP Group

6 May 2014 - Lake Haven Library, Lake Haven shopping centre, Lake Haven, NSW
North Lakes VIP Group meeting at the Lake Haven Library every second Monday of the month.

Vision Impaired Sports ACT (VISACT) - Goal Ball and Blind Cricket

6 May 2014 - Belconnen Community Centre, Canberra, ACT
Ongoing, Vision Impaired Sports ACT (VISACT) was formed to assist people who are blind or have low vision to get involved in a number of sporting and recreational activities, including Goalball and Blind Cricket.

Swimming each Friday @ Aqua Moves

2 May 2014 - Tom Collins Drive, Shepparton, VIC
The Vision Australia Swimming Program (Splash) is a gentle exercise/ relaxation program that is run at Aquamoves in the Hydro Pool.

Swish

15 April 2014 - Numurkah Road, Shepparton, VIC
Ongoing, once a month. Swish is an official sport for people who are blind or have low vision.

'Vision Walkers' - Brisbane Walking Group

12 April 2014 - Wheel of Brisbane, Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD
Every Saturday commencing 12 April 2014 meeting at The Wheel of Brisbane, Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane.

19th Biennale of Sydney

21 March 2014 - Various locations, Sydney, NSW
In partnership with the City of Sydney, the 19th Biennale of Sydney will open up a world of art for people living with disability and their carers during the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Inclusion Program.

Monthly Walking Group - Albury

10 February 2014 - Vision Australia Albury, 566 Olive St, Albury, NSW
Join our monthly walking group departing from Vision Australia Albury.

Knitting and Crochet Group - Dandenong

6 February 2014 - Vision Australia Dandenong, 45 Princes Highway, Melbourne, Victoria
Join the monthly knitting and crochet group in Dandenong and enjoy making great creations.

Indoor Archery

30 January 2014 - PCYC, Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW
Participants instructed by an accredited coach. Supported by Gosford Vision Australia.

Daisy Book Club - Gosford

29 January 2014 - Level 3 Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW
Are you a member of Vision Australia Library and enjoy listening to your Talking or Daisy books? Do you like to get together with other book lovers and share ideas about books and authors over a social cup of coffee or tea? Then come join the Daisy Book Club in Gosford.

Boronia - Heart and sole walking group

27 January 2014 - Vision Australia Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria
This weekly walking group will cater to individuals who enjoy being social and exercising at the same time.

Local Client Groups in Victoria

27 January 2014 - Various, Various, Victoria
Local Client Groups are a great way to regularly meet with people in your community who are blind or have low vision in Victoria. We have groups located in Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Kilmore, Latrobe, Melbourne (Boronia, Dandenong, Heidelberg, Kensington, Kooyong, Mt Waverley, Oakleigh), Mildura, Shepparton, Warnambool.

Social and Craft Group

27 January 2014 - 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare, NSW
Weekly Point Claire social and craft group

Belfield Blind Bowlers

25 January 2014 - Belfield Bowling Club, 8 Margaret Street, Belfield, New South Wales
Enjoy playing lawn bowls for people who are blind or have low vision weekly, every Saturday.

Gold Coast low vision walking group

20 January 2014 - Lake Lomandra Park, Gold Coast, QLD
Individuals with low vision and friends now have the opportunity to participate in a new community walking group on the Gold Coast.

The Brisbane Swish Club

16 January 2014 - Girl Guide Hut, Yeronga Park, Villa Street, Yeronga, QLD
The Brisbane Swish Club (Yeronga) is looking for junior and senior members.

Barwon Heads holiday house

7 January 2014 - Please call 1300 847 466 for more, Barwon Heads, VIC
Vision Australia clients and staff who are blind or have low vision and their families and friends are invited to stay at the holiday home in Barwon Heads.
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