13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Fans of The Toon, take inspiration from the real-life story of Mulgheta, captured by documentary film-maker Lena Neef. Born in Eritrea, Mulgheta moved to Germany as a child. After a terrible car accident at the age of 20 left him blind, he turned to football and played in the German national Blind Football team. Watch this moving film, discuss current research on the controversial world of Blind Football with anthropologist and former professional footballer Rolf Husmann, and quiz local Blind Football players about the game and why they love playing it. Finally, try it for yourself in an informal kick-about.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
Newcastle - football city that also has quite an active blind football scene