What's New

 

The DEN project is back

24 July 2023

We have received funding to restart our Deaf Ex-Offenders group (known as the DEN). The group is open to all people aged 18 or over who are D/deaf and: are at risk of re-offending, have had contact with the criminal justice system, or who were formerly in prison or on probation. The group


Update on Sign and Play sessions

24 July 2023

The group will now meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm, except for the last Wednesday in the month, when there will be no group. Upcoming dates in August are: 2 nd August 9 th August 16 th August 23 rd August Who is the group for? It’s for babies, toddlers, and children aged 0–5,


Wellbeing Group news

17 May 2023

Check out what our Wellbeing Group has been up to recently. Over the past month: We visited Sugden Sports Centre to play badminton . Everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing the sport and we are considering planning another visit for later in the year. We had a celebration for the King’s coronation


Manchester Deaf Social Group Coronation Party

17 May 2023

Our Deaf Social Group hosted a huge party at MDC on 15 May to celebrate the King’s coronation. The hall and Riley’s bar were both decorated and there was a feast of food for everyone to enjoy. Party activities included coronation-themed arts and crafts, bingo, a raffle and lucky balls (a bit like a


Youth Club for 12–16s, every 2 weeks on Thursdays 6pm to 8pm 

17 May 2023

Youth Club is a group for 12–16-year-olds. It is an opportunity for young people to meet each other to socialise, make friends and to take part in activities through which they can learn life skills associated with day-to-day living. We will set up a variety of workshops that include presentations


Kids Club for 6–11s, every 2 weeks on Thursdays 6pm to 8pm

17 May 2023

Kids Club is a fortnightly group aimed at children aged 6 to 11 years old. Hearing siblings and CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) are welcome too. Kids Club will provide various activities based on social and life skills. These will include trips outside MDC – for example to theme parks, national


Sign and Play Group for 0–5s, every Wednesday 10am to 12pm

17 May 2023

The group now meets every Wednesday, except for the last Wednesday in every month, when there is no group. On Wednesdays starting from 17 May 2023, weekly from 10am until 12pm, at Manchester Deaf Centre except for the last Wednesday of every month, when there is no group This play group is


Wellbeing Coffee Mornings move to Thursdays

6 March 2023

Our Wednesday Wellbeing Coffee Mornings have now changed to Thursday mornings. Time: 9am to 2pm Next dates: 30 March, 13 April, 27 April, 11 May, 25 May All welcome! Free tea, coffee and biscuits. 1 – For more information, email: waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com


‘Cosy Christmas’ event at Riley's Bar, Friday 16th December

11 December 2022

Come and join us in Riley's Bar for a festive evening of food and fun, including a Christmas hat competition and a gingerbread house competition. Everybody welcome! Date: Friday 16th December 2022 Time: 7pm onwards Where: Riley's Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre Tickets: £10 – hot buffet food and


Free BSL-led tour of art exhibition at HOME, Saturday 21st January

11 December 2022

Why not beat the winter blues by going to see an art exhibition? Our friends at Manchester’s HOME theatre, art gallery and cinema have a programme of accessible events: BSL tours of art exhibitions, BSL-interpreted theatre performances and captioned cinema. Join Martin Glover of Digitspace for a


New social and support group in Riley’s Bar, Wednesday evenings, for people new to the deaf community

11 December 2022

Are you: Hard of hearing or recently deafened? Struggling with conversation in noisy spaces? Do you have children or a family member who is D/deaf and you would like to meet other people with experiences of deafness? Are you anxious about your deaf identity? Do you want to practice


Sign and Play free Tuesday drop in playgroup

20 October 2022

We have a very welcoming Sign and Play group for children aged 0–5 and their families, every 2 weeks on Tuesdays: Where: Manchester Deaf Centre Time: 10am to 12pm Please note the dates carefully as it is every 2 weeks, not every week: Tuesday 1 st of November Tuesday 15 th of November


I Can Youth Club, and I Can Get On projects update

20 October 2022

I​ Can Youth Club The I Can Youth Club for 11–16-year-olds continues to provide a much needed deaf-friendly and fun social space. Recent activities have included: football skills led by Sammy, who has played for Manchester United Deaf Team, ‘have a go’ outdoor games in the courtyard of Manchester


‘Fright Night’ at Riley’s Bar – Friday 28th October

20 October 2022

Join us if you dare! Come and haunt the fancy dress, Halloween-themed fundraiser in Riley’s Bar: When: Friday 28 October Where: Riley’s Bar Time: 6pm onwards until late Cost: £5 booked in advance – includes quiz, snacks and a free drink (shot) £6 on the door. Note: on the door tickets


Manchester Deaf Social Event raises money for MDC

14 August 2022

The Manchester Deaf Weekend Social Event, which was held from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July, was a great success. The event provided opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to meet and socialise together at various bars and event venues across Manchester. On the Saturday afternoon, Riley’s


Update on The DEN Project

8 August 2022

The DEN group will now be open to all people over the age of 18 who are d/Deaf and are at risk of offending, have had contact with the criminal justice system, or who were formerly in prison or on probation. Please note: the group is no longer only for men. We currently have a social meet up


Wellbeing Group visit to Manchester Indian Film Festival - Thursday 30th June

23 June 2022

Come and join us on Thursday 30 th June to visit the Manchester Indian Film Festival. We are meeting at Manchester Deaf Centre at 10.30am and will go to watch the film ‘Mississippi Masala’ starring Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington. The film has subtitles. Please bring your own lunch with


Family Fun Day for the Queen’s Jubilee - report and photos

23 June 2022

The family fun day took place at MDC on Saturday 28 th May. The event was enjoyed by all. The weather was glorious, lots of people came dressed up to enjoy socialising together both in our outside courtyard and our indoor halls. Fun activities included a bouncy castle. There were also stalls, a


Upcoming Social Events at MDC and beyond

23 June 2022

Bingo at Riley’s Bar, MDC on Saturday 9 th July Doors and bar open from 2pm to 8pm. Eyes down at 3.30pm. £2 admission. No need to book a place. Just turn up on the day. 1 – For more information please email rileysbar@manchesterdeafcentre.com Pub Quiz at Riley’s Bar, MDC on Thursday 14 th July


Build a profiterole tower with Punk Chef at MDC!

24 April 2022

Note the new date of 25th June when watching video below Learn how to make a profiterole tower with Punk Chef in MDC's own Bake Off! Now free – ingredients included! For your tickets email Michelle at: rileysbar@manchesterdeafcentre.com Who is Punk Chef? For those who don’t already know


The Thursday Walking Group is back

24 April 2022

Due to popular demand, we have restarted our Walking Group this month. We aim to walk every fortnight until the end of August. Why not come and join us to get some fresh air and exercise, visit new places and meet some new friends? Thursdays 10am–2pm meeting at MDC every 2 weeks: 5th & 19th May


May the coffee be with you – free Star Wars morning party on May 4th

24 April 2022

Our successful series of 12 winter coffee mornings is going out with a big bang! The events have been aimed at encouraging Deaf people out of their homes by providing a warm, social environment during the winter months. We are finishing the project with a big Star Wars themed party. Why not come


Update on the DEN project for men who have been involved in the justice system

24 April 2022

Our DEN project is now underway. The DEN is a support group for Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing men who have previously been involved with the criminal justice system or in prison and are struggling to find work or social support networks. We have been having monthly cafe meet ups near the Deaf


Greater Manchester Walking Celebrates MDCs walking group

5 February 2022

GM Walking has given grants to local voluntary and community groups with the aim of getting Greater Manchester walking. They offer the grants to support a huge range of activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or to increase the amount they walk regularly. One of the


I Can Youth Club for 11-16 year-olds

18 January 2022

The free I Can Youth Club for 11–16 year-olds who are deaf or hard of hearing, and CODA (children of deaf adults) starts in February 2022 at Manchester Deaf Centre. The Youth Club will meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month 6-8pm: Thursday February 17th – Pizza party with fun and


Children and Young People Service update

18 January 2022

As we emerge from what we hope was the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic, MDC are taking time to refresh and deepen our understanding of the most pressing issues, needs and priorities for hard of hearing, D/deaf and deafened children and young people – and for children of Deaf adults and siblings –


Wellbeing Group February Activity Programme

15 January 2022

The Wellbeing Group meets every Thursday 10am to 3pm February's activity programme is: 3rd Feb – Yoga with Sharon 10th Feb – Sign Video (learn how to use it) 17th Feb – Valentine's quiz 24th Feb – Animation workshop at the Football Museum To join in please get in touch: 1 – Email:


Manchester Deaf Ball fundraising success for MDC

15 January 2022

The Manchester Deaf Ball 2021 raised a whopping £4,500 for MDC £4,500 was raised at the Manchester 2021 Christmas Ball. The ball was held at Lancashire County Cricket Club in November and was attended by 400 guests. The guests came from all over the UK to meet old and new friends in the first major


Riley’s Bar Upcoming Events and News

15 January 2022

Come and have fun playing poker! Poker Night at Riley’s Bar Saturday 29 Jan 2022 3pm–9pm £25 per seat to play. Price includes 25,000 poker chips (you must be aged 18 or over to play) £3 per person for hot food (jacket potatoes and fillings) £2 watch but not play The poker game will be hosted by


DEN support group for D/deaf male ex-offenders: call for interest

25 November 2021

Manchester Deaf Centre has set up a mutual support group for d/Deaf male ex-offenders. This support group is being set up together with CMS and funding from the Movember Foundation. It follows a pilot mutual support group for d/Deaf ex-offenders in Lancashire. Who is it for? 18+ Males who are:


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