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Go Purple for MDC on 9th June!

Go Purple for MDC on 9th June!

25 May 2021

Did you know there are approximately 11 million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing? There are approximately 150,000 British Sign Language users. BSL is a rich and beautiful language comprising of hand gestures, facial expressions and body movement. It was recognised as a language in


New walking group start dates

New walking group start dates

24 May 2021

Email the WAITE team about the walking group


Employment, Training and Enterprise is face-to face again

Employment, Training and Enterprise is face-to face again

24 May 2021

At last, WEA Maths Course clients are back at the Deaf Centre face-to-face! Everyone is excited to be back. Participants will receive an accredited certificate at the end of the course. Don’t forget, the Employment Service is open and taking bookings for appointments. Please contact us if you need


Get On! Manchester Deaf Centre Prince’s Trust project update

Get On! Manchester Deaf Centre Prince’s Trust project update

24 May 2021

Get Moving! Get Ready! Get Ahead! Our new project Get On! has got off to a great start. 18 young people have already registered and are now active in the Get Moving! phase of the project. The project includes motivational activities with things to do at home, mentoring, job and career guidance and


Sing and Sign with Manchester Camerata

Sing and Sign with Manchester Camerata

24 May 2021

Emma Arnold, Camerata in the Community Project Manager reports: “The Sing & Sign workshops with Andy from the Manchester Deaf Centre have been a joy to be a part of. Andy, myself and composer Richard Taylor worked with 10 classes from 12 schools in south and east Manchester, with whom we have


Dr Jorge is celebrating 175 years of the Manchester Deaf Centre by running 1,075km in 2021!

Dr Jorge is celebrating 175 years of the Manchester Deaf Centre by running 1,075km in 2021!

24 May 2021

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez teaches law at Manchester Metropolitan University and writes books on international law – but his task for Manchester Deaf Centre is simpler: to run 1075km in 2021 to celebrate the Centre’s 175th anniversary. He has learned British Sign Language and worked with Deaf young


Job vacancy – BSL Befriender

Job vacancy – BSL Befriender

24 May 2021

This job vacancy is advertised on behalf of Tina Kirwin-McGinley from the Manchester Sensory Support Service. Tina explains the job details below. If you are interested in this position but need help applying or if you do not currently have a DBS certificate, please contact our WAITE team. Our


50+ social group is back meeting in person!

50+ social group is back meeting in person!

24 May 2021

Regular Monday meetings will start again on Monday 21 June at 10am at Manchester Deaf Centre (Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9GH). Each meeting runs from 10am until 3pm. All Deaf and deafened adults aged 50 plus and resident in Manchester or surrounding areas will be welcome to


What’ll you have? BSL at 53two theatre and bar

What’ll you have? BSL at 53two theatre and bar

24 May 2021

We are really excited to have provided BSL classes this month for staff at 53two performance arts theatre and bar. 53two want to make their venue welcoming and accessible to D/deaf and hard of hearing communities, and they contacted MDC to organise BSL lessons initially for 8 of their staff, so


Ava, 14, wins the popular vote at the Harris Open exhibition 2021

Ava, 14, wins the popular vote at the Harris Open exhibition 2021

21 May 2021

14-year-old digital artist Ava Jolliffe has smashed it to come out Popular Vote Winner at the Harris Art Gallery Open Competition 2021, winning from 250 artists, with 1700 votes being cast from as far afield as New Zealand! Ava is a member of Manchester Deaf Centre’s DAVE group (Deaf Active