Sensing Helen explores what life was like in Victorian Dorset for two young women, Sophia and Elizabeth. Both attended the Bristol School of Industry for the Blind in the 1800s. The ﬁlm follows their journeys through life, tracking their very different outcomes and making comparisons with the lives of visually impaired women living in Dorset today.
The project is inspired by the life of Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) who went on to become a graduate and political activist, and Tam’s own life journey as a visually impaired artist and English Graduate.
28 April 19:00 – 20:30 at Priest’s House Museum, 23 – 27 High Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1HR.
11 May 16:00 – 17:30 at Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP.
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