Events - across the UK!

Welcome to the events thread. We will be sharing details of upcoming events through the UK on this thread. If you know of anything happening in your area please feel free to share on this page, we wouldn’t want anyone missing out.

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    Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam - May 11 2019 at 8pm

    ARC Stockton presents a critically acclaimed comedy show full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, giving a first-hand look at what it means to be part of both the Deaf and hearing community. It’s a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray, simultaneously, in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.

    “Captivating, funny and sharply executed “– Broadway Baby ★★★★

    Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018, Scottish Culture Award 2018, the Best Show and Outstanding Achievement Award at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018.

    Tickets start from £12.10 and can be reserved online, over the phone and in house at our Box Office. The show will be held in our Studio space allowing for an intimate performance and will ensure all audience members will get a great view of Ray as he signs the show! 

    If you have any questions about accessibility or the work we’re doing her at ARC to increase inclusivity for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences then feel free to drop me an email at

    We look forward to welcoming you to our venue!

  • While sign users will welcome updates on events there does seem very few events that are text, loop, ipad, or lip-spoken assisted etc, can we see a more balanced event posting approach that is a bit more inclusive?   We have noted many BSL assisted events do not include access for hard of hearing or non-signing areas, BSL, is also assumed to be a 'Deaf' assist and events aimed at them exclusively by many HoH areas, we need more details on access to identify if, it actually is there for us all.  BSL assisted events don't mean HoH associated mostly. When posting event updates let us have more detail on access please.

  • BSL Interpreted event (BSL Interpreter – Sarah Hides)

    George Ezra today continues his phenomenal ascent with the announcement of his first ever headline arena tour. The tour takes in 10 arena shows across the UK, heading to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 12 March 2019.

    “WE’RE GOING ON TOUR!” says George. “And not just any tour, the biggest run of dates that I will have ever played, ending at the O2 in London. Touring these new songs along with all of the first album has meant that the last year has been the most amazing twelve months imaginable, to all of you that have made a show so far, thank you. And to all of you that we will see next year, hold tight! Get practising those songs, polishing off your dancing shoes, let’s make it one to remember.”

    The announcement comes fresh from George headlining Boardmasters Festival and ahead of his long since sold out autumn 2018 UK tour this November. His acclaimed number 1 album Staying At Tamara’s is officially the biggest selling album released so far this year and remains in the top five of the Official Albums Chart 20 weeks after release, whilst his current single ‘Shotgun’ became his first ever number 1 single in

    Date:12th March 2019 

    Time:  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    You can book tickets by emailing:
    Box Office via 0808 164 4616 

    Dedicated seats for BSL users will be located in Block 9 (rows, A, B and C) opposite the interpreter for this event.
    *Interpreter is not on or near the stage

  • Join us at both Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle in Scotland for BSL tours on various dates this year. Explore the castles with deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tours will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan. The tours are included in the normal admission price, and can be pre-booked online. On the same days as the Stirling Castle tours, we'll also be running free BSL tours of the Engine Shed - Scotland's national conservation centre.


    Edinburgh Castle- Saturday 16th March, Saturday 11th May and Saturday 21st September 2019

    Stirling Castle- Saturday 13th April, Saturday 22nd June and Saturday 5th October 2019

    Edinburgh and Stirling Castle BSL Tours

    Tickets can be pre-booked, for more information please visit Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle websites.

  • BSL Interpreted Event

    BSL Interpreters – TBC

    To book tickets call our email or Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555. When booking please let them know you need to be able to see the interpreter – some tickets have been allocated for Deaf BSL users.

    Part of WOW – Women of the World

    Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women’s Day at WOW – Women of the World festival.

    Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasised the importance of building communities around economic, racial, and gender justice.

    From the civil rights movement of the 1960s through to the present day, Davis has been a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era.

    Following her now-legendary talk at WOW – Women of the World in 2017 on women, race and class in the post-Trump era, we are delighted to welcome Davis back to the festival in 2019 to continue the conversation with Jude Kelly on International Women’s Day, addressing the current ‘state of the nation’ for women and girls across the world.


    8th March 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


    Southbank Centre
    Belvedere Road 
    London, SE1 8XX