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Deaf Day 2019

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Deaf Day 2019


Deaf Day - Saturday 27th April 2019

Deaf Day has become one of the biggest events in the deaf community calendar with deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people of every age from across the UK coming to City Lit to socialise and celebrate deaf issues. 

Come and join us on Saturday 27 April, we have a great range of exhibition stands, BSL interpreted taster courses and workshops taking place throughout the day as well as a crèche for the kids.
For more information please email deafday@citylit.ac.uk

 

John Lyon's Theatre

11.00

Welcome by City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson

11.15

Opening by Jim FitzPatrick MP

11.30-11.45 

Lipreading campaign by Lorraine Braggins 

11.45-12.00

StageText Demo

 

Workshops

To book a place on a free workshop, please register at the John Lyon's Theatre reception desk from 10am on Saturday 27 April.

 

Alexander Technique & hearing loss 

12.30 - 1.15pm, room 215

Tutor: Daryl Joyce

Lipreading for Hard of Hearing people 

2.00 - 2.45pm, room 215

Tutor: Fiona Pickett

Managing Tinnitus 

3.15 - 4.00pm, room 215

Tutor: Lucy Handscomb

Fraud and Cyber Crime Awareness - Met Police 

12.30 - 1.15pm and 3.15 - 4.00pm, room 214

Lipreading for Deaf Sign Language Users 

2.00 - 2.45pm, room 214

Tutor: Lorraine Braggins 

The history of Deaf Education at City Lit  

12.00 - 1.15pm and 3.15-4.00, room 212

Tutor: Peter Brown 

Music for deaf people

2.00-3.00pm, room 211

A fun one-hour workshop taught in BSL exploring rhythm through drums and other percussion instruments.

Tutor: Eloise Garland

BSL taster 

14.00 - 14.45pm, room 212

Tutor: Marios Costi 

Health & Wellbeing Tasters

To book a place on a free taster course, please register at the John Lyon's Theatre reception desk from 10am on Saturday 27 April. Places are for deaf visitors only and are limited to one taster per person.

 

Gentle Yoga

10.30 - 11.30am, room 104

Beginners are welcome and posture adaptations are provided for lesser able students. Stretch, relax and feel good! This taster offers both an introduction to yoga and a gentle way of practice. Tutor: Sarah Scott (Deaf)

Aromatherapy   

12.00 - 2.00pm, room 504

Explore the beautiful smells and healing qualities of essential oils. Choose your favourite oils to blend and create your own hand cream or body lotion. Tutor: Farrah Idris

Nutrition 

1.30 - 2.40pm, room 104

Taught by a personal trainer who is a CODA and interpreter herself, you'll discover the impact of certain foods on the heart and your health and how to improve these through good nutrition. Tutor: Grace Buckle

Hand Massage   

3.00 - 4.40pm, room 504

Learn how to give and receive a therapeutic and relaxing massage. Learn to massage the hand, wrist and lower arm. Use a selection of carrier oils eg. sweet almond, apricot kernel and  avocado, to suit your skin type. 

Tutor: Farrah Idris     

 

Visual Arts Tasters

To book a place on a free taster course, please register at the John Lyon's Theatre reception desk from 10am on Saturday 27 April. Places are for deaf visitors only and are limited to one taster per person.

 

Ceramics: painting and mark making on clay

11.45 - 1.45pm, room 307

A ceramics class exploring the clay surface. You will have the opportunity to roll out slabs of clay and apply decoration in a variety of ways. This will include painting and sponging on coloured slip, and using handheld tools to make marks in the clay creating pattern and imagery. Tutor: Lauren Ilsley

Laser cut a product in plastic    

2.30 - 4.30pm, room DR3 (fourth floor)

Spend some time playing with Adobe Illustrator in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic steps to customise an existing template using the drawing and image trace tool. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and leave with a simple piece of jewellery or keyring to take away. Tutors: Clark Keatley and Emilia Netto 

Colour sketching with soft pastels  

2.00 - 4.00pm, room 306 

Discover how to create pastel sketches by experimenting with techniques such as blending and overlaying and colour mixing. Through short practical exercises, you will practice mark making and drawing to create different visual effects. Tutor: Ro Sylvester 

 


Deaf Day 2019 was sponsored by:

 

Sign Video
          
Lipreading practice
         
Hamilton Lodge School and College