Friday, November 10, 2006

A Good Year for Romance and... Screen Readers 

Feel like a romance Tuesday night? There'll be nibblies! The Astor Cinema is hosting a fundraiser screening of A Good Year starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott in support of the Primary School for People who are Blind and Vision Impaired in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The organiser is Australian Sasha Kaya, who's life changed after travelling and living in Turkey. She wants to give something back to Turkish people, with support from the Association for the Blind WA.

Drinks and nibbles are available from 5.45pm, and the movie starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are $15 and you can book by calling the Astor in Mt Lawley on 9370 1777.

Why does the school need funds? The government provide some of their text books in accessible formats, including CD, but the kids don't have computers. They also need software programs like JAWS and ZoomText, scanners, hand-held tape-recorders (to tape their lessons), and even tapes. The children will need to be able to use these tools before graduating, after which they'll be encouraged to integrate into mainstream high schools with little support.

So if you fancy a flick starring an Aussie playing an Englishman (and another Aussie - Abbie Cornish - playing an American) that's set in France - in Perth, in support of children in Turkey, get down to the Astor this Tuesday 14 November.

And if you had a small heart attack at the thought that either a) I might have found a bloke, or b) I need a screen reader - all in good time, lol.

Hi Dee,
I am answering this blog to comment on the Melbourne Cup Blog! Amazing Well Done. I had to yell out to Macka and ask who did win the Cup before I realised that you actually won won not just got a place - which i thought was cool too. I did not even place a bet! Lousy I know...
Hey what makeup did you lose in Esperance? Maybe I have it in my makeup bag!I lost my bathers and my necklace so we both didn't do too well! Seeya
Heya Megs,

I lost my whole toilet bag! So I lost your green eyeshadow, my rouge, my compact powder, foundation, mascaras and eyeliners, and probably some lippy (except for the one I keep in the pocket of my leather jacket), plus my moisturiser (which I replaced as soon as I came home). Haven't missed any of it so far, seeing as how I'm not into makeup, but I think I'll miss it soon enough. :-) Oh, and the Cup win was ace - went into Freo with Boot and I thought he was joking when he told me I'd won! Catchya later! Lots of love, Dee xxx
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