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BSL Fest 2024, Manchester

21 May 2024

M​ay 2024 April was a very exciting month for us. The British Sign Language festival took place in Manchester between the 22nd and 28th of April. It was timed to coincide with the annual British Deaf Association (BDA) conference, which was held in Manchester this year. The festival had

Update on our free BSL courses

20 May 2024

M​ay 2024 This year MDC worked with Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) to deliver a programme of free Introduction to BSL courses. Aimed at beginner level, the courses have improved access to BSL lessons for people who have a connection to deafness themselves, for example hearing people

Deaf-accessible maths class update

9 February 2024

Our deaf-accessible maths classes started again in January. The classes take place every week on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Manchester Deaf Centre. So far everyone has been enjoying the sessions. These classes are run in partnership with the WEA and everyone’s communication needs are met.

Manchester British Sign Language Fest, 22 to 28 April 2024

9 February 2024

Manchester Deaf Centre has been working with BSL Celebration to create the third annual BSL Fest: a fantastic week of events and entertainment in Manchester. The festival will run alongside the annual British Deaf Association (BDA) conference, which is taking place in Manchester this year. This

Free BSL for beginners now booking

1 February 2024

Y​ou may be eligible for a free introductory course in British Sign Language! T​o find out more and apply see: https://www.manchesterdeafcentre.com/services/bsl-courses/learn-bsl-for-free/ Upcoming Courses 5-hour Introduction to BSL (online, Monday mornings) Start date: Monday 15 April

Scarily good MDC Halloween party

20 November 2023

The Manchester Deaf Social Club certainly knows how to throw a good party. These were the scenes at their Halloween party at the end of October. The atmosphere was fantastic. Many people wore fabulous costumes, the room was decorated to the nines, there were Halloween activities and lots of good

New BSL-accessible English and maths courses, starting in September at MDC

24 July 2023

English and maths courses are back! We will be partnering with the WEA again to run English and maths courses based at Manchester Deaf Centre. The new classes will start in September. If you are interested, there are 2 things you need to do: Please email waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com to register

Move and Smile taster sessions

24 July 2023

Come and try a fun, accessible, fitness session called ‘Move and Smile’. We have two upcoming taster sessions at Manchester Deaf Centre: Monday 31 July 11am Thursday 3 August 1pm The aim of the sessions is to get your body moving and your heart smiling! What will happen during the session? Lucia

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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373