This year marks the Queen’s 70th year of service, and we are delighted to have secured funding to mark the Jubilee celebration in our own way at MDC. The funding will enable our Wellbeing Group to create a visual mural (wall painting) of the Queen’s Jubilee incorporating British Sign Language. Led by a Deaf artist, the group will learn new art skills to produce the mural, an information display about the Jubilee, and a photography wall showing different stages in the making of the mural. They will also learn about the history and meaning of the Jubilee event.
The finished product will be displayed permanently on the wall of our courtyard. MDC plans to hold a large event in our courtyard to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee where the artwork will be on display for everybody to enjoy.
The Wellbeing Group is attended by people from the Deaf community within the Greater Manchester area. The project will assist Deaf people to understand cultural events that take place in mainstream society. Deaf people often do not pick up information incidentally due to language barrier /not being able to overhear conversations. Therefore, whilst they may be aware of and join in with celebrations it is possible that they do not have full understanding of why an event is taking place and what is being celebrated.
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2 – you would like more information about our Wellbeing Group, please see https://www.manchesterdeafcentre.com/our-groups/wellbeing-support-group/
Thanks to The Arts Council and Forever Manchester for making this project possible.
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