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BBSI produce a quarterly newsletter.

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October 2018 Viewpoint
July 2018 Viewpoint
Viewpoint April 2018
Barnet Vision Strategy 2013 - 16


BBSI General Meetings

Meet other visually impaired people, limber up, have a chat, cup of tea, listen to an informative talk, and enjoy social activities.

The meetings usually begin with a session of 'Joyful Movement' where the aim is to perform some gentle exercises to music where each movement is fully audio described. For those who would prefer not to take part, a member of Lapis, a qualified psychotherapist will lead a discussion. This is followed by Tea and Biscuits, the afternoon's entertainment and a Raffle. You are very welcome to attend any of our meetings


First Tuesday of the month 1.30-3.30pm. Note there is no meeting in August, and in January, the meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.


St Mary’s Church Hall
Hendon Lane
N3 1TS

How To Get There

To get to our meeting by bus, the best one is the 125 which terminates by the Library, a two-minute walk from the Church Hall. Alternatively, there are the buses 143, 326, 13 or 460, all of which stop a short walk from the venue. The closest tube station is Finchley Central. For further travel enquiries or further information about BBSI, please phone our Secretary, Lis on (020) 8349 4705.

Future Meetings

Tuesday 6th November - Safeguarding Sue Smith from Barnet Safeguarding will be talking to us about Safeguarding Adults at risk and what this means to our charity and our members. NB This is a change to our programme.Sight and Sound were originally scheduled for this date but will now be joining us in May 2019.

Tuesday 4th December - Carol Concert We are delighted to welcome again the choir of St Mary's Junior School who will be performing a selection of Christmas Carols and songs.

Tuesday 8th January (Note: 2nd Tuesday of the month) Art Workshop with David T. Waller Local Artist, David T. Waller invites you to take part in a gently guided workshop using clay.

Previous Meetings

August -Instead of our usual meeting, for our Summer Outing we travelled on a Canal Boat on the Grand Union Canal. The outing was very relaxing, however the more energetic of us made themselves useful by opening and closing the lock gates.

October -Singer-storyteller and Boundless Arts performer, Kate Portal, discussed her passion for storytelling and her career as a visually impaired artist. Kate showed her love for theatre, folk music and storytelling by performing both the spoken/sung word with musical instrumentation.