Bright for Sight



Why not do something ‘Bright for Sight’ on Friday 14 September. Your organisation or school could wear something bright and donate £1 or make some bright cakes to sell. We are happy to collect any donations and tell you a bit about the work we do supporting the blind and visually impaired people on the IOM. If you would like a collection box for your day just contact us on 674727 or email

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Coffee Morning

We are holding a ‘Bright for Sight’ coffee morning on Friday 14 September. Come along wearing your brightest clothes and enjoy coffee, biscuits and chat! The usual stalls will be on offer so don’t forget your purse for the delicious cakes!


Blind Driving

On Sunday 16 September you will have the opportunity to have some real fun!

This event is open to blind and visually impaired people and also to sighted people who will wear a blindfold. Participants will have the opportunity to drive around Onchan park stadium in a dual control car under the strict supervision of qualified driving instructors

This event is free for blind or visually impaired members and £10 for others.

There are only a small number of slots available for this event (approx. 15 mins each) so please contact MBWS to book your place!   



Author's Breakfast on 26th November

We're delighted to announce that Simon Garfield will be the author at this year's Author's Breakfast on 26th November at the Mount Murray Golf Club.
Simon is the author of a number of acclaimed books of non-fiction including A Notable Woman (as editor), To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve.
His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

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 His new book, In Miniature takes a big look at small things. It is a celebration of the obsessive, eccentric and meticulous, and welcomes us into the world of collectors, modellers and fans. He discovers flea circuses, 1,000 tiny Hitlers, miniature crime scenes, model villages and railways, minuscule food and a dozen more intricately examined pursuits. Each object considered plots the course of a new miniature byway, and in unexpected ways lets us see our world in a whole new light.
Tickets for this event are priced at £25 and include a full English breakfast. To book your place call the Centre on 674727



Audio Library MP3 Recording Summaries Nearing Completion


Pat, one of our Librarians has put a considerable effort into producing MP3 Talking Book Summaries. This project has taken a lot of time and effort, but every book in the MP3 library now has a synopsis on the back. Obviously this work will need continually updating as new books are added to the Library.  


These summaries can be found on the Audio Library Page under the Services menu or by clicking here