Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People hosted the launch of Martin Smith’s new book on Saturday 12th May.
‘Signs of my Times’
This is the story of LSDBP over the last sixty years, the communities who make it and the social and cultural changes the society has gone through.
In 1957, Martin started work as an “Assistant Welfare Officer in the Deaf and Dumb Department of the Leeds Incorporated Institution for the Blind and the Deaf and the Dumb” at 135 Albion Street. His book details the changes in societal attitudes, and the development of LSDBP over the next 60 years.
It was such a lovely event for all attending! Congratulations, Martin!
We are excited to be welcoming the Northern Ballet Theatre group to The Centre, for a workshop called “Dancing Signs”, a dialogue between dance and sign language!
Dancing Signs is an exciting collaboration between Northern Ballet and the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People. A series of creative workshops will take Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre as a starting point to explore a dialogue between dance and sign language.
There will be 5 days of dance workshops led by Northern Ballet at The Centre, culminating in a presentation to share the groups’ exploration, this will take place at the Leeds Deaf Social Club on Tuesday 22nd of May!
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
ALL AGES WELCOME
If you’re interested, please message using the Contact Page!
We, Farsley Celtic Deaf Club would like to say a big thank you to LSDBP for sponsoring our brand new away kits. Also a big thank you for all the help from Giles Bowman, former trustee for LSDBP. This means so much to our team and Deaf community. We took a photo of our team with tracksuits kits, i hope you like it. Have a look at below, this photo took about 6/7 weeks ago against Carlisle City Deaf Football Club where we won 19-2.
World Café Day SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018 LEEDS DEAF CENTRE £30
(though likely to be cheaper if we have good numbers)
The idea of the day is to carousel around different facilitated groups discussing certain professional or practical interpreting dilemmas through scenarios and how one would resolve these.
We want this to be an enjoyable day, to get together, socialise, share ideas and look at different perspectives whilst considering the codes of conduct and the code of ethics in a safe, supportive environment.
Finishing off with a plenary session the day will hopefully give us more insight and reflection shaping how practice moving forward both as individuals and collectively.
The day will be worth structured 6 CPD hours – the more interpreters attend the richer the experience!
Open to all registered interpreters and regulated trainee interpreters