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#futureinsight

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  Ever wondered what it’s like living with sight loss?  The first of the short films made by Jake Sawyers and Ben Richards are now live.        

Coming soon to a computer near you !

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Jake Sawyer and Ben Richards have been busy creating a series of short films for the #Future Insight Project, which is a five year Big Lottery in partnership with RNIB Cymru, Guide Dogs and Vision Support.  Both Ben and Jake interviewed visually impaired young people across South East Wales on a number of topics and […]

UCAN Direct (very well!)

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UCAN Direct, a directing programme for emerging visually impaired and blind young artists and facilitated by UCAN Productions Creative Learning Director, Dinos Aristidou, culminated in a wonderful performance at the G39 studio in Cardiff on August 12th.   Over ten sessions, the young directors looked at staging, ensemble building, rehearsing, developing material, directing, movement and […]

VISION Erasmus in Bulgaria!

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Drama workshops and the final conference of the VISION Erasmus Plus Project were held in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in the first week of August.  The UCAN Team were reunited with their project partners from Italy, Bulgaria and Luxembourg in a sharing and celebration event to promote the success of all the young visually impaired young […]

Come and Join us!

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UCAN PERFORM FESTIVAL 2016: A performance festival for visually impaired young people and their friends: Age 7 and upwards. Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016 Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Time: 10.30am – 4.00 pm Join us at the Wales Millennium Centre for a fun day of workshops and performances; learn new skills and make […]

UCAN Annual Festival – Double Review

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Ben Richards reports on his experience of the UCAN Annual Festival. The UCAN festival, held in the Millennium Centre Wales last month, was a fantastic all-inclusive event aimed at engaging with young vision impaired people through the use and structure of the arts and drama. The day consisted of three rotating workshops which all had […]

Luxembourg Workshop!

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As part our VISION Erasmus Plus Partnership project, founder members and UCAN Trainers Megan John and Mared Jarman travelled to Luxembourg to deliver Visual Awareness Training at Societa Dante Alighieri and The European School. Much fun was had by all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q5QhKilrMg

DIGITAL 2016 Conference

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The UCAN Team had a very productive time at this years DIGITAL 2016 Conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on the 6th and 7th June. We were promoting our wonderful UCAN GO Indoor Wayfinding Mobile app which along with our technology partners, Calvium, we have co-created. Don’t forget if you are visiting the […]

UCAN Create Blog Masterclass 5

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So here we are at the final UCAN Create Masterclass!  Masterclass 5 was all about audio, storytelling and immersion!  This wonderful workshop was run by Rosie Fairchild, Creative Director of Splash and Ripple; ‘architects of extraordinary adventures.’   Using an eclectic mix of tools such as theatre, gaming and digital technology they seek to create beautiful […]

UCAN Create Master Class 4 – Anagram

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Anagram –  http://weareanagram.co.uk/about/   Our most recent UCAN Create Masterclass was on the 11th of March at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Amy, from award winning creative company Anagram.  They have a talent for producing work that seamlessly brings together the physical and digital world. Their strength lies in the creation […]