If you are interested in learning to sign or perhaps would like to brush up on your BSL (British Sign Language) skills then you might be interested in popping along to one of the courses or sessions run by Talking Hands Café. There are different sessions for different ages, running on varying days of the week.
Talking Hands Café is owned by deaf couple, John and Caroline, and run by a team of deaf and hearing people who use British Sign Language alongside speech. They serve delicious home-cooked foods and snacks, including a wide range of vegan and gluten-free goodies. Compass Card holders get a 50% discount on all food and drink at the café and this applies during any of the sessions or courses below.
Communication Club runs from 10.30am to 1pm every Friday. This is a chance for all BSL users, old and new, to get together, practise signing and maybe get some revision done too. The club attracts lots of BSL users of all different levels and is a really great way to meet new people. The club costs £10 per session.
Kids BSL Club
Kids BSL Club runs every Friday during term time from 3.45pm to 5pm and is a fun introduction to BSL for ages 5 to 11. The course needs to be booked by the term and you can find out about the costs and book a place by emailing directly.
Evening signing classes
Evening signing classes are available for levels one to six and Talking Hands Café is now taking bookings for 2019. For more information email Talking Hands directly or if you would prefer to speak to someone please call 07730 558008.
Communication Night happens on the first Saturday of every month. There is no charge and it is a fun opportunity to get together with drinks and nibbles. The evening runs from 7pm until late.