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Deafblind ‘Poems of the River’ exhibition

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum will host a unique exhibition this weekend to mark Deafblind Awareness Week.

National deafblind charity Sense is taking over the museum until Sunday with its Poems of the River exhibition.
The exhibition celebrates the achievements of people with sight and hearing impairments from the charity’s Glenside Resource Centre in West Pinchbeck who took part in a six month project with poet Laila Sumpton to create poems, stories, photographs and artwork inspired by the river.
Participants also worked collaboratively with sound artist Daz Disley, to compose sound pieces of creatures found by the river banks, from eels and ducks to herons and rabbits.
The exhibition is part of Sense’s, Arts & Wellbeing programme, which supports people with sensory impairments at all stages of their involvement in the arts and cultural sector.
Kara Jarrold, head of Arts and Wellbeing at Sense, said: “We’re very excited to be showcasing Poems of the River at the Ayscoughfee Hall Museum.
“Poetry, storytelling, drama, music, crafts and photography were all used to capture the spirit of the river. The result is an exciting multi-sensory exhibition that breaks down the barriers to making art for people with sensory loss.”
A spokesman for South Holland District said: “This promises to be a unique and highly interesting exhibition which will appeal to people of all ages.”
The exhibition opened yesterday and is open 10.30am to 4pm every day until Sunday.
A performance inspired by the museum’s collection will take place on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

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