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Who Turned Out the Lights? Criterion Collaborations
9th April

A new Audiobook from the Creative Writing Group at Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind has been released in collaboration with the Criterion.

In the original print version of this book, 13 Coventry-based writers described their personal experiences of sight loss: from fearful to thoughtful, from feisty to wise, in poetry and prose.

Now three actors from the Criterion Theatre - Anne Houston, Helen McGowan and Jon Elves- have brought these vivid personal stories to life in a new audiobook, directed by Richard Warren.

The original book was praised for its honest, moving and often funny descriptions of living in a sighted world. This new audiobook means that people with sight loss can also enjoy the insights the writers share here.

Recorded and engineered by Media Mania producer Dave Mills at Powerhouse Studios, this is the first of what we hope will be many collaborations between the three organisations.

The audiobook can be purchased (£4 or more) from All proceeds from this audiobook go to CRCB to support further creative projects for people living with sight loss.

To celebrate the release of the audiobook, the Criterion hosted a number of invited guests on Saturday evening (6th April) including Vic Minett from BBC CWR. Vic also invited Jess and Derek from the CRCB to talk about the audiobook on her Monday show, which you can hear via BBC Sounds. The interview runs from 1.36.43 - 1.57.03.



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