The Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS) is a charity that provides opportunities for families with deaf and hearing impaired children in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area to get together for mutual support and to have fun. Most of our members are parents and we have one aim in common: the welfare of hearing impaired children and their families.

Easter Holiday Theatre Trip

We have arranged a group rate for In the Willows, a modern musical adaptation of Wind in the Willows, on Wednesday 10th April at 2 pm at Oxford Playhouse.

More information here.

This new British musical is recommended for those aged 8+. It stars deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca and incorporates British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography “for a unified experience for D/deaf and hearing audiences”.

ODCS can offer your deaf/hearing impaired child a free ticket, and give a rate of £13 for all other tickets if you reply by email by 6 pm on MONDAY 18th MARCH at the very latest. 

Latest news and events

The February 2019 issue of our newsletter includes:

• Committee news – new members needed
• New: Facebook page
• Website – photographs wanted!
• Upcoming events: (Crocodiles of the World trip, 3rd March; Horrible Histories – special performance, 18th June; ODCS pairing with local toddler group).
 
Click here to read the newsletter.

Click here for the Crocodiles of the World trip flyer.
You need to book by 24 Feb!

Click here for the Horrible Histories Live flyer.
You need to book by 27 Feb!

Horrible Histories Live on Stage – Dreadful Deaf!

Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 6.30 pm at The North Wall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

Join us for a family outing to see Horrible Histories live on stage as it delves into the dreadful, dangerous and deluded stories of the deaf! From groovy Greeks to gorgeous Georgians, ruthless Romans to vile Victorians, come with us into this incredible world to discover the extraordinary people and amazing stories you simply won’t believe! Deaf or hearing, this bilingual production – in spoken English and British Sign Language – is a truly frightful treat for all the family! Recommended for ages 5+.

We will provide free tickets for families who are ODCS members 2018-19. 
To apply for tickets:

  • Email us by 27 February 2019
  • Tell us if one or two parents are attending
  • Tell us how many siblings will be attending
  • If there are no siblings attending, would your deaf child like to bring a friend?

If you are not a member for 2018-19 please join or renew your membership before you apply for tickets – details here.

Has your child recently been identified as deaf?

NDCS Newly Diagnosed Information Days for parents of children aged 0-2 will be held on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March 2019 at Hotel Mercure, Milton Keynes.

This free family event is an opportunity to explore the early stages of your deaf child’s development. Booking essential.

Email: Marcella.meehan@ndcs.org.uk or ring 0121 234 9832.

Hip Hop Dance Auditions

Metta Theatre, a touring theatre company, is producing a new musical called In The Willows that incorporates BSL into the performance. It is looking for deaf dancers aged 17-25 to join the chorus and dance alongside some of the country’s leading musical theatre and hip-hop performers at Oxford Playhouse on 9 and 10 April 2019.

Workshop rehearsals for Oxford will be held on Friday 1 February 2019.

Go to the website to sign up https://www.mettatheatre.co.uk/workshops/

See the video for more info chorus workshop video

Delta London Information Day -29 September

Would you like your deaf child to talk and listen?

 

If so come along to one of our FREEinformation days for families and the professionals who work with them to learn how you can help your child to learn to talk and listen using the Natural Aural Approach on:

 

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Maple Walk School, 62 Crownhill Rd, London NW10 4EB

 

The day will include:

  • Workshops run by experienced teachers of the deaf
  • Opportunities to chat with other parents and young deaf adults
  • Creche and activities for older children will be provided

 

Booking is essential – please contact 0300 365 7200or enquiries@deafeducation.org.uk to reserve places and for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

DELTA, 83 Sherwin Road, Nottingham, NG7 2FB

0300 365 7200

enquiries@deafeducation.org.uk

www.deafeducation.org.uk

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Charity No: 1115603
Reg. Company: 5698173