Event

Jack! Playing is believing….

….. at the Chickenshed Theatre

Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 1pm for 1.30 start
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, NW14 4PE
Suitable for age: 5+
Cost: Adult: £14 (normal price £20)
Deaf child/ren: Free (courtesy of the NLDCS)
Siblings: £7 (normal price £16)

This is a captioned performance with integrated BSL throughout.
Meet Jack, the poor and disheartened character of our Christmas show, who – along with Jack’s exasperated mother and bothersome sibling – lives in a tiny house, in a run-down seaside town. Bullied and outcast Jack takes refuge in arcade games, playing them every day on the paint-stripped pier.

One day, instead of just playing the video game, Jack becomes a part of the game where some ‘giant’ challenges must be faced. With the help of some unusual characters, met along the way, Jack must overcome these trials to complete the levels of ‘The Beanstalk’.

There is a free car park and other parking in surrounding street and a cafe onsite for snacks and drinks. Arrive before the show and have a chance to meet up with some of the other NLDCS families.

A printed synopsis of the performance can be requested directly from the theatre accessbookings@chickenshed.org.uk The performance time is 1hr 45 minutes including an interval.

Chickenshed is a 10-15 minutes walk from Oakwood and Cockfosters tube stations on the Piccadilly Line.

How to Book:
Please fill out this booking form and transfer your payment immediately with any membership fee of £5 due. Your booking will only be secure when fully paid. Confirmation of your booking will be made when paid. The discounted adult tickets are thanks to Chickenshed Theatre and the NLDCS is paying for all deaf children. Please note that tickets are not transferable to families outside of the NLDCS. If demand exceed ticket supplies, we will operate a waiting list. So please book early.

Any questions about this event, please email zibiah@gmail.com.

How to Pay
Bank: Nat West
Sort code: 60-06-26
Account:33864799
Reference payment with your family name/Jack.

If you are not a member of the North London Deaf Children’s Society (This is not the same as the National Deaf Children’s Society!) please fill in our membership form and transfer £5 membership for 2022.

All booking must be made and paid for before: 11 November 2022

We offer financial assistance to any member that needs help with this event. Please get in touch with NLDCS Committee member, Nosheen Akhtar in confidence via nosheen.a.akhtar@hotmail.co.uk.

Event

It’s Party Time!

Date: Sunday 20th November
Time: 2.30 – 5.00
Venue: Martin Primary School, 
Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley, London N2 9JP

Come and join us for a fun-filled disco themed party. There will be dancing and party games from 2.45pm for the children, giving adults time to chat and meet other parents.

As usual, to keep our costs down we’re asking you to bring something to eat or drink that can be shared – preferably finger food that doesn’t need heating up and can be eaten without cutlery. Do mark what it is, and whether it contains meat or is suitable for vegetarians. Please do not bring food containing nuts.


Please book in advance and let us know how many people are coming, and what you’ll be bringing. To book your places, please fill in this booking form as soon as possible, letting us know about any communication requirements/specific needs.

* Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout this party.

How to get there:
Tube: East Finchley Northern Line (High Barnet Branch)
Nearby buses: 263, 102, 653, 234
Free street parking available 

Event

Join our picnic

North London Deaf Children’s Society Family Picnic

Venue: Highgate Wood
Date: Sunday 26th June
Time: 12.30

This was great fun last summer and will be a good chance to meet old and new NLDCS families in a relaxed space.

We will meet in the grassy picnic area for a picnic. Please bring your own picnic and blanket to sit on and let us know how many in your family are coming.

Please do bring along balls and outdoor games.  We will bring the parachute which we had so much fun with last year 🙂

If you have never been to Highgate Wood before please have a look at: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/highgate-wood

Highgate Wood is a beautiful old wood with lots of trees to climb and log dens to play in.  There is also a playground, toilets, and cafe and dogs are welcome.  Please note that bike riding is not permitted in the woods.The woods are close to Highgate Station (Northern line) and various bus routes.  The wood itself does not have a car park but street parking is available in the surrounding area.

If you would like to join us please email zibiah@gmail.com with the names of people in your family who will join with you, the ages of any children and if you wish a mobile number we can text or call you on to help locate each other there.

After the picnic those of us with younger children will very likely gravitate towards the playground area which is well sign posted and well loved for its sand pit and zip wire 🙂

Event

Tick Tock, Bake a Clock!

A clock made with cupcakes in a circle with a carrot as handsDate: Sunday 28th March 2021
Time: 3pm (BST)
Venue: By Zoom
Age: Suitable for all

Did you know that the clocks will change time on Sunday 28th March!  We will move one hour forward into British Summer Time (BST)!

Join North London Deaf Children’s Society on Sunday 28th March at 3pm (BST!) with your family for a fun online zoom session to bake a clock!

This language-rich practical session will be led in spoken English by Zac and Zibiah with Naomi signing in BSL.  Naomi will show everyone some British Sign Language signs connected with our Bake A Clock recipe!

The session is open to children and young people of all ages.

To book and receive the zoom details and password please email zibiah@gmail.com
Please let us know the names and ages of any children in your family joining (hearing siblings are welcome to join in too!) and any communication needs.

Ahead of the day, please make sure you have all the things you will need:

A grown up with you  – you will need their help to put cakes into the oven!
An apron if you have one for any messy mixing!!!

Equipment:

  • a mixing bowl
  • a smaller bowl
  • a fork
  • two spoons
  • a tray for baking 12 cupcakes
  • 12 cup cake cases
  • Oven set to heat up to 190 degrees Celsius
  • Scales to weigh your ingredients

Cake Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz butter (softened – spreadable butter may be easiest)
  • 4 oz sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • Splash of milk

You may also like to add in to your cake mixture (optional):

  • any flavouring you like ( eg cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla essence)
  • a handful of raisins or some frozen berries

Ingredients to decorate the cake (optional)

Butter and icing sugar to make butter icing (or you may prefer to spread with philadephia cream cheese!)
Grapes, blueberries or chocolate drops to decorate (if you put 1 berry on 1 o’clock, 2 berries on two o’clock, 3 berries on 3 o’clock you will need 78 berries!!!)
Writing icing

To make the clock hands:

Two carrots or a cucumber!

Event

Making your perfect pizza!

We’re back for another COVID-19 safe event.

Please join us for our online baking lesson with Daisy Bake  
Date: Saturday 20th February 2021
Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

Follow the talented Daisy as she guides you through making the perfect pizza! Experience a taste of Italy and join us for this fun filled hour learning how to make the perfect pizza base, and have fun preparing your favourite toppings! 

This event will be signed in BSL by Ben Jefferson.

It is essential that you book in advance by so that we can share the joining link, a list of ingredients and the equipment you might need to hand.

Please email Suki at winniegill@hotmail.co.uk with your child/ren’s name and your contact details to book and communication needs.

Please note: This event is for NLDCS members only. Not a member? You can easily request to join by going to https://nldcs.org/join-the-nldcs/