Hosted by Rachel Riley, the Cordwainers’ Extravaganza for Blind People was a thought-provoking evening of first class musical and cultural entertainment. It included an exhibition of sculptures from the private collection of the noted sculptor Arthur Fleischmann, which all guests had the opportunity to interact with and touch.
A host of distinguished international musicians, including John Rawnsley, William Godfree, Kevin Satizabal, Ben Schoeman, and Victoria Oruwari entertained the company with a broad repertoire. Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad premiered the Master’s Commission, Unto the Rainbow, a piece specially composed for the evening.
It was a spectacular evening and as the Master said, ‘We are delighted to host this multi-sensory evening for our friends from the Royal London Society for Blind People. This charity helps young blind and visually impaired people to live life without limits and the Cordwainers have been proud to support them for more than 50 years. For all those who attended the event, no longer will blind people be ‘out of sight, out of mind’.