poems for the blind at party conference

Rory spent an enjoyable half hour taking part in the Conservative Party’s social action project at
Conference this year.

Rory was delighted to attend the Conference’s specially designed, world-class ‘Social Action Zone’ within its Conference venue and recorded a poem for Calibre Audio Library, a self-funded charity that operates an audio library for visually impaired people, free of charge. The chosen poem was Lord Byron’s “Lament on the Death of his Dog”.

Rory joined a number of Ministers, Members of Parliament, Party Staff, journalists and delegates who also made recordings – as well as members of the Cabinet, who read a selection of children’s stories – and said: “I was delighted to be able to take part in this year’s Social Action project at the Conservative Party Conference.  Calibre Audio Library is an admirable organisation and an indispensable service for those who are visually impaired. I really enjoyed recording the poem about a dog at the Social Action Zone and I hope it will be listened to again and again. It is an immensely moving poem and should appeal to any dog-lover.”



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