30 years of tactile and audio books for blind people

We have a summer of fun fundraising across three events and a fabulous prize draw. From gin tasting to running laps around Wasing Park – all in aid of our charity!

What’s Happening at Living Paintings


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For blind and partially sighted children and adults.


Summer Events


Botanics Lounge


Midsummer Music



Matilda feeling a tactile picture of Elmer

What People Say

Living Paintings’ books make a reader out of Matilda

Our Touch to See books help Matilda enjoy reading alongside her sighted siblings.

A wood carving of two people in an areopplane

Behind The Scenes

Wood carving master artworks – a master class!

Learn how Peter brings your favourite characters to life.

Four runners supporting Living Paintings jumping in the air


Our 30th anniversary summer is in full swing!

Find out what we’ve been up to so far this summer.

Our world of Touch to See

Portrait of young blind library member Jodee Smiling

For Children

New tactile books with braille for blind children that promote learning and discovery

Portrait of young blind teen Luca smiling

For Young People

Inspiring blind and partially sighted youngsters with tactile resources

Portrait of blind adult library member Dani smiling

For Adults

Enjoy our latest tactile and audio books and recommended reads at home or as part of a book club.

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Help us continue our story


Pays for a child to borrow four Touch to See picture books


Pays for an adult to borrow four Touch to See art books


Provides a child with a one year membership


Provides a school with loans for one year

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Donate By Phone +44 (0) 1635 299 771

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Living Paintings
Unit 8 Kingsclere Park | Kingsclere | Newbury | Berks | RG20 4SW

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