Wymondham & AttleboroughTalking Newspaper is one of twelve independently-run Talking Newspaper (TN) groups in Norfolk, of which there are more than 500 across the UK.
A group of fifty volunteers produce a weekly local news and information service in audio format for blind and partially sighted people in and around Wymondham and Attleborough. The service is free and is also available to those for whom reading a newspaper is difficult because of a disability or health condition. We concentrate on local news for the area including Hethersett, Mulbarton, Bunwell, Hingham, New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, not forgetting Attleborough and Wymondham and the surrounding villages.
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Local Corespondents Invited to Talking Newspaper Meeting
Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper is using its annual general meeting to bring together local news correspondents, for a discussion on community news-gathering. The editors of parish magazines and village websites are being invited to attend the event, which will take place on Thursday, May 19, at the Town Green Centre, Town Green, Wymondham (7.00pm for 7.30pm start). After the official business has been concluded, there will be a discussion on the challenges faced by local news and information compilers, to fill the pages of their print and online publications. There will also be an opportunity for them to meet Stuart Anderson, the recently appointed Eastern Daily Press and Mercury reporter for the Wymondham and Attleborough area. The meeting is open to W A T N listeners, volunteers and supporters and members of the general public.
Calling All Poets, Storytellers and Playwrights
Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper is calling for amateur poets, storytellers and playwrights to participate in a words and music presentation in Wymondham library, as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in the town.
Coinciding with a national initiative promoted by the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), encouraging visually impaired people to use their local library, the W A T N organised event is entitled “90 Minutes of Noise in the Library”.
Poems, short stories and extracts from novels and plays will be interspersed with music and presented to an audience in the rotunda of Wymondham library, between 2.00 and 3.30pm on Saturday, June 11.