While this won’t directly affect Local Engagement services it is important to be aware of the risks batteries can pose, especially to babies and young children, but also people with additional risk factors such as those with a significant learning disability, dementia or other cognitive or sensory impairment. Everyone who wears hearing aids should keep their battery supply in a secure location especially if they live with or care for any people who are more at risk of harm from batteries. If any service users are particularly concerned, they should be advised to contact their audiologist to discuss secure battery compartments. These can only be opened with specific tools and prevent unintended access to a hearing aid battery while it is in a hearing aid.
An enchanting double bill of family favourites, full of old-fashioned magic.
Peter and his animal companions are brought to life before your ears by dancing strings, quacking oboes, fluttering flutes and prowling horns in Prokofiev’s charming tale of courage and compassion. Narrator Pui Fan Lee (former Teletubby and CBeebies star) will guide you through this wintery tale accompanied by stunning illustrations on the big screen.
Christmas also wouldn’t be complete without a screening of Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman. Howard Blake’s much-loved music remains the soundtrack to every child’s dream Christmas. Now’s your chance to experience the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air’, here sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Chorus
Peter and the Wolf Interval (16:30 showing only)
Relaxed and audio described performance (2.30pm):
Our relaxed performance allows members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed; lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. There is no interval. There’s also a quiet room (the Corson Room) away from the auditorium available throughout. For the 2.30pm performance, the building opens at 1.30pm, the auditorium itself opens around 2pm and the performance lasts a little over 1 hour.
To access live audio description for The Snowman: Live audio description for The Snowman can be accessed via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app on your phone:
Before coming to the performance, find the MobileConnect app in your app store – it has a black S shape in a white rectangle – and download it.
As you enter the auditorium, put your phone into aeroplane mode, and go to the app. If you have an iPhone, you might be already logged on. If not, go to settings and browse for the MobileConnect wifi and click onto it. Then in the app, click on ‘audio description’.
You can alter the sound by moving the blue circle with the ear on it around until you find a sound you’re happy with – this changes the EQ balance and volume levels. Remember to bring your headphones!
You can also put the screen into dark mode which means the background goes black and blue, so there is less light coming from your phone – recommended for theatre settings.
From £16.06 – £28.62
Leeds Town Hall
Timings 2.30pm performance – relaxed performance & audio described/ narrated (no interval) 4.30pm performance – standard performance (20 minute interval)
Band A: £28.62
Band B: £26.50
Band C: £24.38
Band D: £21.20
Band E: £16.06
Two Deaf men have captured the imagination of the Deaf community by setting out on a walk from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise money to support treatment for Deaf people with mental health problems.
Mark Hodgson and Daniel Dorney are walking to raise £10,000 for Deaf4Deaf and SignHealth to support their work to give Deaf people services like counselling in BSL. They are accompanied by support driver Christopher Potts.
If your hearing aid requires a new tube or you require new batteries you can call in to the hearing aid clinic at St James’ Hospital (1st Floor, Chancellor Wing) and the receptionist will be happy to help you.
Hearing aid batteries are available from the clinics above or can be collected from the drop-in clinics on the next page
Batteries will be provided on a 6 monthly basis
Please ensure you bring your battery card when collecting batteries.
For general enquires, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service
The Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service volunteers provide free batteries, basic servicing and cleaning for NHS hearing aids obtained from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LGI, St James, Wharfedale).
Visit the Drop-In Clinics (closed on National Holidays):
Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service Gallery House
10am – 12:00pm
1pm – 3:00pm
Otley Library Nelson Street
1st Tuesday of month
9am – 12:45pm
Blackburn Hall Commercial Street
1st Thursday of month
1pm – 2:30pm
Rothwell Community Hub Marsh Street
1st Thursday of Month
3pm – 4pm
Crossgates Good Neighbours Station Road
1st Friday of month
9:30 – 11:30am
Middleton Elderly Social Centre Middleton Park Avenue
2nd Tuesday of month
10am – 2:00pm
Garforth Library Liggett Lane
3rd Thursday of month
9:30 – 11:30am
Morley Town Hall – (downstairs hall)
4th Tuesday of month
10am – 2:30pm
Moor Allerton Library –