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Helping hands for New Centre Volunteers in Action – Thank you! -   On Saturday 30th September, Jason organised a group of volunteers to come to the new centre and clear out the furniture to different rooms. The group of volunteers worked extremely hard to move furniture. They gave up their Saturday afternoon to help and did an absolutely amazing job. Thank you to all that helped. … Continue reading Volunteers in Action – Thank you!
Name Competition -   Hello everyone Thank you all for your patience  waiting for the new centre. It will be ready soon. Our new building is getting closer to opening. At the moment we are calling it ‘Ripon House’.  This is not the name the community have chosen. We would like YOU to decide. Our old buildings were … Continue reading Name Competition
Mother’s N’ Tots Group Mother’s N’ Tots Group - Hello all The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People is interested in setting up a ‘Mothers and Tots’ group for deaf and blind mothers at our brand new building in 2017 We would like to get an rough idea on the numbers of people that would like to use the group. if this is … Continue reading Mother’s N’ Tots Group
111 The Music and the Deaf Festive Concert 2017! - Join Music and the Deaf for an exciting and inspiring evening of fabulous music! Where? The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE When? Sunday 3rd December 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm, to start at 6:30. Event closes at 8:30pm. BSL interpreters will be present and the event will be fully accessible. Book your free … Continue reading The Music and the Deaf Festive Concert 2017!
Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Hello all! The Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place on the 15th November at 7pm and will be held at Bridge Community Church, Rider Street, Burmantofts, Leeds, LS9 7BQ if you want to become a member please complete a Membership Application form and return it to: Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People Centenary House … Continue reading Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Deaf Jam Dance Fitness Deaf Jam – Dance Fitness - First Class, 4th November – FREE! A fun exercise class, similar to Zumba. However this class is aimed at only the hard of hearing and deaf. It does not matter your ability or what fitness level you are, it is open to anyone in the deaf community. It is a place for you all to … Continue reading Deaf Jam – Dance Fitness
WELCOME TO SOYO: - AN EXCITING NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT PROVIDES A HOME AND HEART FOR LEEDS’ CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL SCENE. There’s something big happening right on the doorstep to our new home at Ripon House. For the first time ever, the neighbours that surround the old Quarry Hill site – sometimes known as the ‘cultural quarter’ – are joining forces … Continue reading WELCOME TO SOYO:
Allotment 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 to this, or this. Anyone interested? Contact Zoe or William: Zoe.major@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk William.towning@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk         … Continue reading We now have our very own Allotment!
Featured on Limping Chicken! - We have been featured on Limping Chicken website! The world’s most popular deaf blog! Jason Hixon tells us about the new Leeds Deaf centre, which is set to open later this year It’s been a difficult few years for the Deaf community in Leeds, after the decision was taken (in controversial circumstances) to sell the old … Continue reading Featured on Limping Chicken!
History behind new building - Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People acquired this new building in February 2017. The society sold Centenary House in December 2016 and is currently in temporary accommodation at Protection House in Leeds. Although some OS maps still show St Mary’s church here, the church despite its listed status was demolished in 1979. It can … Continue reading History behind new building