What's On18th October 2015
Upcoming Deaf Accessible Events at the Science Museum, London
Lots of free BSL interpreted and accessible programmes for deaf adults, children and their families
At the Science Museum in London there are some free, exciting, deaf-led events for families coming up, as well as free deaf-led and BSL interpreted evening events for adults! For more information, see below.
Science Museum’s SIGNtific programme of events for families occurs every first Saturday of the month. SIGNtific events are led by deaf presenters in BSL, and are voiceover interpreted so that any hearing family members can come along and enjoy the programme too! There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. The next SIGNtific day will be on November the 7th:
SIGNtific Saturday for Families
Saturday 7th November 2015
1.30pm Give Us A Bell for ages 7 and under
Launchpad Briefing Room, Level 3
Join us for this interactive storytelling session and find out about Alexander Graham Bell and his most famous invention, the telephone. Help our presenter play a piano so that you can see the strings vibrate, make a phone call all the way to Australia, then discover what these two things have in common.
3.30pm Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles! for ages 7 and under
Things Gallery, Basement Level
This interactive show features bubbles of all sizes going up, down, this way, that way and all over the place…with a little help from the audience. Find out the secret Science Museum bubble recipe and you might even get the chance to step inside our famous human bubble.
Save Saturday 5th December in your diaries for the next SIGNtific events:
1:30pm Give Us A Bell for ages 7 and under
3:30pm Snow and Tell for ages 5 and up
Drop in to this workshop, make your own snowflakes and discover why no two snowflakes are the same.
All our Deaf-led events are voiceover interpreted and suitable for deaf and hearing families.
Please note that these events are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.
These events will all be taking place at the Science Museum on Exhibition Road in London (SW7 2DD).
For future events you can check our website: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/signtific
Or sign up for our newsletter… but make sure you tick the BSL events box to receive the right emails: https://newsletters.sciencemuseum.org.uk/public/signup.jsp
For all the adults, we hold Lates on the last Wednesday of every month in the evening! Our next Lates will be on the 28th of October with doors opening at 18:45. We have a BSL interpreted talk this month, and a tour led by one of our wonderful deaf presenter, John Wilson, as well as a variety of other activities with clear written instructions for everyone to get involved in. More information is below:
Adult BSL Events at October Lates
Wednesday 28th October - Ada Lovelace and Computing
When Everything’s Clean
Launchpad Show Space, Level 3
What does your search history say about you? Reflecting on a history of oracles, mediums and the notion of prediction, join Erica Scourti as she delves into her – and your – not so secret online activities. Expect audience participation!
Places limited to 90 visitors.
This event will be BSL interpreted and are suitable for deaf and hearing audiences.
Information Age Gallery Tour
Information Age Gallery, Level 2
The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Join John Wilson and re-live remarkable moments in history, placed into the context of our now computer-dependant society.
This event will be presented in BSL by a deaf presenter and voiceover interpreted. It will be suitable for deaf and hearing audiences.
But wait..... There's more!
On Wednesday the 28th, there will be a wide selection of activities throughout the evening where you can join in without the need for a deaf presenter or BSL interpreter. There will be instruction sheets available for you to follow so you can make or do things yourself.
So go with your friends and look for the 'D-I-Y' symbol to find the following 'do it yourself' activities!
Lates D-I-Y Events
Wellcome Wing, Basement
Come and use our binary code beads to make a bracelet with a ‘hidden in plain sight’ word or sequence. Think of it as real life word processing, but with fewer words, and more zeros and ones.
#Tag! You’re it!
Wellcome Wing, Basement
Hashtags are everywhere! Do you have a favourite? Help us populate our physical twitter wall on real tags. No trolls allowed. ?#smlates
Digital Identities: All About You
outside Launchpad, Level 3
Drop in, 18.45–21.30
Take part in live research. Reflect on your earliest memories of online. Share your first email address. What do these early/naïve interactions with the web tell us about identity? What does it mean to go from MadMan86@yahoo.com to RBrown@gmail.com?
Launchpad City, Level 3
Discover how to connect an electric circuit using paint instead of wires. Succeed and take it home as part of a light up greetings card with a unique design based on one of the Science Museum’s iconic objects.
On Wednesday the 28th, there will be a wide selection of other activities throughout the evening where you can join in without the need for a deaf presenter or BSL interpreter. There will be instruction sheets available for you to follow so you can make or do things yourself.
Bring your friends along and look for the 'D-I-Y' symbol to find the following 'do it yourself' activities!
For Lates, you can keep an eye on this website: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/lates.aspx
Article by SLFirst Entertainment Team
posted in Community / What's On
18th October 2015