BDA: DEAF AWARENESS, CULTURE & BSL WorkshopS

Dates & Times VAry

The British Deaf Association are running a number of different taster sessions during Derby Signfest, to help raise awareness and understanding of British Sign Language and it's culture. The sessions are free and aimed at hearing people/non BSL users to help increase Deaf awareness across the city. 

Deaf Awareness, Culture & BSL Taster Workshop

The workshops will help improve communication skills and confidence, helping break down the barriers faced by Deaf people and people with hearing loss. You will be introduced to the unique culture of Deaf people which will help give you a deeper understanding of Deaf people and how to communicate. Finally you will learn some basics of BSL, such as; alphabet, numbers and greeting signs.

Monday 9th Sept, 11:30am - 3pm

Tuesday 10th Sept, 9:30am - 1pm 

Deaf Awareness & Culture Workshop 

The workshops will help improve communication skills and confidence, helping break down the barriers faced by Deaf people and people with hearing loss. You will be introduced to the unique culture of Deaf people which will help give you a deeper understanding of Deaf people and how to communicate. 

We recommend you also attend one of the BSL Taster Workshops (see below). 

Thursday 12th Sept, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

BSL Taster Workshop

The workshop will introduce you to British Sign Language. You will learn the basics of BSL such as; alphabet, numbers and greeting signs.  Sign is only one part of the language, Deaf Awareness & Culture is equally important to the language, we recommend you attend the Deaf Awareness & Culture workshop (see above).

Friday 13th Sept, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday 15th Sept, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Age Guide:

Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate adult

 

Where: 

Derby Theatre, Rehearsal Room, 15 Theatre Walk, Derby, DE1 2NF (arrive to Box Office)

(Click here for information on finding the venue)

There is no parking on site, but plenty of paid for parking close by.

Access Information:

BSL/English Interpreter 

Venue is accessible to wheelchair users

How to book:

Phone: 01332 593939

Text: 07717 346964

In Person: Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Derby, DE1 2NF

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