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Blind veterans take part in art fair in Brighton

Date
15 October 2013 15:45

Whether it’s a skill someone thinks they may have lost or something they’ve never tried before, we help our members develop their creativity.

Earlier this week on a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon, the Art & Craft team at Brighton hosted an Art Fair in the gardens of the Brighton centre.
The team encouraged staff and members alike just to have a go at the activities on offer! Our Art and Craft department gives veterans an outlet for their creativity.
Whether it's a skill someone thinks they may have lost or something they've never tried before, we help our members develop their creativity.

Among the different crafts was thumb pots and hand building with clay, card making, experimenting with fimo to make jewelry, silk painting, weaving using the peg loom and bowls and soap stone.

Many members of Blind Veterans UK staff and beneficiaries of the charity got involved. This included new members of Blind Veterans UK who were on their introduction week,  residents, holiday makers and blind veterans who visit the centre on a daily basis.

Art and craft manager Esther Freeman said: 'It went so well we hope to do it again soon, if the sun stays out!'

To find out more about how blind veterans gain independance through art and craft visit the Blind Veterans UK website.