Join us for Deaf Day on Saturday 14 April, 10:00-16:00
For 22 years Deaf Day has attracted thousands of deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people of every age from across the UK. People come to socialise, exchange information and celebrate deaf issues. Come and visit a range of exhibition stands with organisations and groups demonstrating products and services. Enjoy free entertainment, workshops and BSL interpreted taster courses throughout the day.
Welcome to Deaf Day 2018! City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson welcomes everyone to Deaf Day at 11:00 in the John Lyon's Theatre. This will be followed by a presentation from StageText followed by a BSL Poetry Performance by Richard France from DeafNoise.
Crèche We have a free crèche provision for all children between the ages of 3-8 years. Lots of fun activities for children to join in with, whilst you wander around the stalls and workshops. A safe environment with qualified childcare staff and a trained CSW. The crèche is available from 10.30-12.15 and 1.30-3.30. Closed for lunch from 12.30-1.30.
Miss Bumblebee Balloons This year one of our City Lit notetakers will be 'Miss Bumblebee' and she'll be buzzing around the building twisting balloons into animal shapes for you. Catch her if you can!
Cloakroom - ground floor theatre reception Available from 9.30am-4.30pm
aturday 16 February 2019, 10:30-16:30, British Museum, BP Theatre - Bookings >
Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending conferences and other events at City Lit.
Tasters in Visual Arts
Enjoy a short workshop in one of our most popular Visual Arts subjects. To book a place on a free taster course, please register at the Theatre Box Office from 10am on Deaf Day. Places are limited to one taster per person.
Embroidery patch workshop / 1-3pm Room 401
Embroidery patches are everywhere! It’s the perfect way to make a subtle statement or instantly update an old jumper you’ve had hidden away for years. Patches become even more fun and intriguing when you have stitched them! Tutor: Sonia Bienek
Ceramics: coil building organic forms / 12.30-2.30pm Room 307
Combine two colours of clay to build organic forms. Create interesting marks and patterns that are part of the structure of the object rather than applied to the surface. Tutor: Lauren Ilsley
Watercolour techniques / 2-4pm Room 402
This short introduction to watercolour techniques will cover wet on wet, dry brush and other watercolour techniques. There will be a short talk followed by a practical demonstration. You will then have the opportunity to try it out yourself. Tutor: Hilary Rosen
Tasters in Health & Wellbeing
Enjoy a short workshop in one of our most popular Health & Wellbeing subjects. To book a place on a free taster course, please register at the Theatre Box Office from 10am on Deaf Day. Places are limited to one taster per person.
Gentle Yoga workshop / 12.30-1.30pm 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 workshop / 12.30-2.30pm Room MO2
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: Helen Rennie
Hand massage workshop / 2-4pm 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: Helen Rennie
Nutrition workshop / 3.30-4.40pm Room 404
Taught by a nutrition specialist who is deaf herself, you'll discover the impact of certain foods on the heart and your health and how to improve these through nutrition. Tutor: Jeanann Doyle.
Workshops - tickets required
To attend a free workshop, please book a ticket at the Theatre Box Office from 10am on Deaf Day.
John Lyon's Theatre Welcome to Deaf Day by City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson / 11.00-11.15 StageText Demonstration / 11.15-11.30 BSL poetry by Richard France - DeafNoise / 11.30-12.00 A loop system is available in the theatre
Room 111 Lipreading Taster by Lorraine Braggins / 11.45-12.30 (Interpreter) Alexander Technique & Hearing Loss by Daryl Joyce / 13.30-14.15 (Interpreter, Electronic Notetaker) Lipreading Taster by Lisa Weller / 14.45-15.30 (Interpreter)
Room 112 Fraud & Cyber Crime Awareness by Falcon - Met Police /11.45-12.30 (Interpreter, Electronic Notetaker, Lipspeaker) Fraud & Cyber Crime Awareness by Falcon - Met Police /13.30-14.15 (Interpreter, Electronic Notetaker, Lipspeaker) Introduction to First Aid for Deaf People / 14.45-15.30 (Interpreter)
Room 113 Deaf-friendly banking by Metro Bank / 11.45-12.30 (Interpreter, Electronic Notetaker) BSL Taster by Geraldine Davison-Grey / 13.30-14:45 Deaf History by Peter Brown / 14.45-15.30 (Interpreter, Electronic Notetaker)
Lipreading practice was created by Gloria McGregor and is internationally used. It is helping those regaining speech following a stroke and those practising hearing after a cochlear implant. It is a free resource for anyone wishing to practice lipreading skills or wanting to find information relating to hearing loss. There are videos, exercises and information, plus deaf awareness, freely available to all.
SignVideo: British Sign Language video interpreting services is a Video Relay Services and Video Remote Interpreting provider in the UK. SignVideo provides BSL video interpreting services to enable communication between the community of over 150.000 deaf BSL users in the UK and hearing people. The relay service allows users to make and receive BSL interpreted video calls so that they can effectively and effortlessly communicate with each other.