Concert in the dark raises awareness of sight loss

Former Westlife star Markus Feehily, X Factor contestant Luke Friend, and Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell are among the list of celebrities set to perform at the Sound for Sight charity concert in October.

The show aims to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People, audience members will be given sim-specs to simulate reduced vision as they watch.

Other performers include opera singer Paul Potts – the first ever winner of Britain’s Got Talent – and comedian Mark Watson.

The event has been organised by Soundcheque, a ‘fair trade’ music company in association with RNIB.

James Risdon, Music Officer at RNIB, said: “As a blind musician I’m really excited about how Sound for Sight will challenge the way we listen to music. I hope the audience enjoys the chance to experience live music from a new perspective, even if it is just for a few minutes with the glasses on. We’re really pleased to be working with Soundcheque to host Sound for Sight and it promises to be a great night.”

Sound for Sight will be held on 8 October, at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill.

Buy your tickets at seetickets.com or call 0871 220 0260.
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Words Daniel Megarry

 

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