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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
6:30pm till 9pm
26 weeks
Start: September 2018

Level 2
6:30pm till 9pm
35 Weeks
Starts: September 2018

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

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

Click here for an Enrolment form

Click here for BSL Poster
Phone: 0113 243 8328
Fax:0113 246 9227
SMS: 07775 444 032
Payment plans available on all courses

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Signs of My Times

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!

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Northern Ballet working with LSDBP


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!


If you’re interested, please message using the Contact Page!

LSDBP Sponsor Farsley Celtic Deaf Club

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.

Farsley Celtic Deaf Football

Yorkshire Interpreter Network (YIN)

World Café Day
(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

If you are interested, please contact email

We now have our very own Allotment!

The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind now has its very own Allotment!

The plot was donated  by The Alwoodley Allotment Society in October 2017 and we are now looking for Volunteers to help us transform it:

from this
Our new allotment, currently has 3 flower beds
to this,
here is an example of what it could look like
or this.
and here is an example of another allotment

Anyone interested?

Contact Zoe or William: