Accessible events at the Science Museum

Find out about all of the accessible events for families and adults at the Science Museum

This newsletter contains all of your updates about SIGNtific and Lates, as well as information about our Early Birds, Night Owls, VIscovery, SENsory Astronights, and one off events!

30th June – 1st July – 5th Home Nations Deaf Bowls

5th Home Nations Deaf Bowls will be taking place at PICKIE BOWLS CLUB, BANGOR, Northern Ireland, on 30th June and 1st July 2018

1st match starting at 10am on Saturday 30th June

  • England v Scotland
  • Wales v Northern Ireland.

2nd match starting at approx 2pm

  • Northern Ireland v England
  • Scotland v Wales

3rd match starting at 10am on Sunday 1st July

  • England v Wales
  • Northern Ireland V Scotland

There will be two teams of four players in Men’s and one team of four players in the Ladies.

Everyone are welcome to watch

Deaf led events at the Science Museum this month

BSL news this May

Events for adults on the 30 May 2018 and SIGNtific will return on the 30 June.

Join us for a Lates all about your home! Find out more about what makes a house a home, and save the date for the return of SIGNtific in June.

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Sign language act: Should it be a ‘bigger priority’ than Irish language?

Every morning, County Antrim woman Wendy Newbronner’s first task is waking up her three children.

Unlike most parents though, she cannot shout into their rooms and tell them to get up. All her sons are deaf.

Mrs Newbronner had to pay to learn sign language after her first child was born, and now supports calls for a sign language act in Northern Ireland.

Scotland is the only part of the UK with an act, but legislation was passed in the Republic of Ireland last year.

The problem is, without a functioning Stormont assembly, legislation for sign language in Northern Ireland cannot be introduced.

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Cecil Frances Alexander: A pioneer of deaf education

“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small…”

The classic hymn by Cecil Frances Alexander has endured the test of time, 200 years after her birth.

But few know of the part both great and small that the hymn played in transforming the education of deaf children in 19th century northern Ireland.

And fewer still know the tragedy that befell its writer’s dream.

Cecil Frances (Humphreys) Alexander and her sister Anne were very involved in local church activities in Strabane, including visits to local families.

It was on one of these visits they encountered a small deaf boy from a poor home.

“They were concerned about the barrenness of his existence and the blank future he faced and also the fact he was cut off from knowledge of the love of God and the Christian way of life,” said Brian Symington.

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Science Museum: Upcoming events in BSL

BSL news this April

Events for adults on the 25 April 2018 and SIGNtific will return on the 30 June.

Join us for a Superbugs Lates! Find out more about what’s living on your own skin, and save the date for the return of SIGNtific in June.

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