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‘This is Not a Safe Space’ – BSL interpreted Performance


This Is Not A Safe Space
Jackie Hagan

Shows: Friday 5th October 7.30pm (BSL Interpreted)

Tickets:
£10 Full
£6 Concessions
£4 Discounted
Call 01274 233200 or email theatre@bradford.ac.uk
Get cheaper tickets when you buy online (tickets will be available online until 4pm on the day of the performance)

BSL interpreted performance.

Benefit cuts are hitting disabled people the hardest. Half of people in poverty are disabled or live with a disabled person. The future looks grim, so how can we get people to sit up, listen and care and not keel over with empathy-fatigue?

Award-winning poet and theatre maker Jackie Hagan’s way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people she knows. Jackie has conducted interviews with people from all over the country living on the fringes and the spaces in between.

These are not sob stories – they are well rounded lives full of the spiky humour and the complicated weirdness of being human. Jackie weaves these narratives together with poetry and anecdotes, celebrating the weird, the wonky, the unruly, and the resilient.

Expect audience interaction, DIY puppetry, poetic comedy, comedic poetry, and one underclass amputee steering the show.

Praise for ‘This Is Not A Safe Space’

‘Warm, welcoming and funny…this politically urgent show about disability and poverty is wryly humorous and affecting’ The Stage

‘a perfect antidote to programs like Benefits Street.’ Disability Arts Online

‘fierce use of humour teamed with passionate insight about working-class life’ Mancunion

‘honest, uncompromising, tough and tender – and funny – and rails against the vilification of the working class and the disabled, and their portrayal as either saints or victims’ Sabotage Reviews

BSL Courses

British Sign Language course poster, level 1, 2, 3 and 6
British Sign Language course poster, level 1, 2, 3 and 6
The Society is proud to announce our first BSL courses at The Centre will run from September:

Level 1
Wednesday’s
6:30pm till 9pm
26 weeks
Start: September 2018
£399

Level 2
Tuesday’s
6:30pm till 9pm
35 Weeks
Starts: September 2018
£599

Level 3
1 x Saturday per month
9am till 4:30pm
£799

Level 6:
1 x Saturday per month
9am till 4:30pm
£999

Click here for an Enrolment form

Click here for BSL Poster
Phone: 0113 243 8328
Fax:0113 246 9227
SMS: 07775 444 032
Email: info@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk
Payment plans available on all courses

Parent and Baby Group*

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*(September Session will be on the 10th September, 1 week later than usual)

Children from 0-4 years old

Deaf parents with deaf children

Hearing parents with deaf children 

Siblings are welcome 

10am – 12pm

Start date: 9th July

 Then first Monday of every month up to December

The Centre, St Mary’s street, Leeds, LS9 7DP

Dates: to follow

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Yorkshire Terrier Garden Party

18+ Adults only
Yorkshire Terriers Booze
Sunday 26th August
11am till 5pm
The Centre
St Marys Street
LS9 7DP
  • Burger Van
  • Drinking Games
……many more games.
TEXT: 07710 403 935

 

 

RP Fighting Blindness Information Day – 20th July

Friday 20th July
10:00am till 4:00pm
RP Fighting Blindness would like to invite you to an Information Day focusing on Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs) and syndromes, including Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.
The event will include presentations from the following:
• Mr Martin McKibben, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Mr Raj Mukherjee, Consultant Ophthalmologist , Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Oxsight Smart Glasses
• Leeds & Bradford Rehabilitation Teams
• There will also be talks from a number of patients living with these conditions
• Chance to meet and discuss what support is available with local organisations supporting patients.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs); the latest research information, to put your questions to the experts, meet other people and engage with the charity.

 

This event is free of charge, and is open to:
Anyone affected by RP or an inherited retinal dystrophy and their families
Professionals working with affected families

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO PLEASE DO CONTACT US TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!

If you would like to attend the event or you have any questions, please contact the RPFB office for further details.

Telephone: 01280 821334 / email: services@rpfightingblindness.org.uk
Post: RP Fighting Blindness, P.O Box 350, Buckingham MK18 1GZ

Click here for a programme of the day

 

 

Summer Fair!

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Summer Fair Poster, The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are very excited to be hosting a Summer Fair at The Centre. When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00pm – 4:00pm Where: The Centre, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP Tombola, BBQ, Live Music, Hook a Duck, Raffle, Penalty Shootout, wet sponge throw, face Painting, Cake Stall and much more Everyone welcome Please share this poster far and wide

The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are very excited to be hosting a Summer Fair at The Centre

When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: The Centre, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP

  • Tombola
  • BBQ
  • Live Music
  • Hook a Duck
  • Raffle
  • Penalty Shootout
  • wet sponge throw
  • face Painting
  • Cake Stall

……and much more!!

Everyone welcome!

Please share this poster far and wide!

 

APPEAL FOR TOYS !

APPEAL FOR TOYS!

The Centre is going to be running a new Mothers, Babies and Toddlers group (ages 0-4) for

• Deaf mothers with Deaf or hearing children
• Hearing mothers with Deaf children.
• Siblings are welcome too!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Do you have any unwanted toys – that are clean, safe and age appropriate – that you could donate to the group?

Please let us know

Thank you!