British Library Family Day

Saturday 22 June 2019

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB 

Once again the NLDCS and the NDCS will be sharing a stand at the British Library Family Day, taking part in the exciting family day inspired by storytelling. Join us to make, touch, sign and explore. This is a Deaf accessible family friendly event.

The fully accessible family day, with BSL interpretation will include activities run by: British Museum, Camden Advisory Service for Deaf Children and Young People, Camden Family Learning, Camden Speech and Language Team, Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group, Foundling Museum, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, Holborn Community Association, House of Illustration, Jewish Museum, London Transport Museum, Maths on Toast, National Deaf Children’s Society, North London Deaf Children’s Society, October Gallery, Origami Society, Royal Association for Deaf people, SOAS University of London, The Postal Museum, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation – Heritage Project and University of Bath.

See the British Library website for full details:


Bowling at the Hollywood Bowl

Bowling at the Hollywood Bowl

Date:  Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: 2pm
Venue: Hollywood Bowl, Leisure Way, Finchley High Road, Finchley N12 0GL
Cost: Deaf children free (subsidised by NLDCS). All others £7 each, payable on the day.

Bowling’s always popular and all ages are welcome, from toddlers to grandparents. You must tell us in advance how many children are coming, their name, age and communication needs. Siblings are welcome.

Please email Barbara – by 4th March. If you can’t make it on the day, remember to let us know so we can offer your place to another family. Please don’t just turn up without booking and expect to play, as there may not be a place for your child.

This is a members only event. Please make sure you have paid your 2019 membership (or bring it with you).

If you would like to become a member, please use our form. Membership costs £5 a year which we use to help pay for events.



It’s Party Time

Date: Saturday 6th April
Time: 2.30-5pm
Venue: Martin Primary School, Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley N2 9JP

It’s going to be an Eggtastic Easter!

This year we are doing something different. Make your own fantastical egg mobile to race across the Martin’s Hall! The idea is to design something which will transport an egg the furthest distance possible. There are very strict rules – here – but your egg mobile can be as simple or complicated as you like as long as fits in with the rules. You could put the egg in something that rolls, use lego or similar to make a vehicle etc – the ideas are endless! Parents can help but it should be the children’s work. The ‘egg mobiles’ must be made at home.

There will be 3 categories of prizes –

– The egg mobile which travels the greatest distance
– The most beautifully decorated
– The most original design

We’ll also have our craft table for all things Eastery including Easter Bonnet making!

Afterwards we’re laying on our usual tasty spread with plenty of food. To keep our costs down, we’re asking everyone to please bring something to eat or drink for this tea buffet – preferably finger food that can be eaten without forks or spoons. Please mark what it is, and whether it contains nuts/meat or is suitable for vegetarians.

Please book in advance and let us know how many people are coming, and what you’ll be bringing – contact Esther Conway at  by Monday 1st April.


Pizza making at Pizza Express

Pizza making at Pizza Express

Date: 11th May 2019
Time: 10am
Venue: Pizza Express, 92 The Broadway Mill Hill, NW73TB
Age: 4+
Cost: £6 per deaf child

Join the NLDCS for a great language rich opportunity as the kids learn how to make dough and top their pizzas with delicious ingredients ready for the oven. There will be fun and games while the pizzas are baking, then a feast followed by ice cream.

While the children are busy, you can either get involved or take the time to enjoy a coffee and chat with other parents. The whole event will take around 2 hours and we ask you stay in the restaurant.

The spaces are limited, so please email Barbara at  to find out how to pay and book.

This is a members only event. Please make sure you have paid your 2019 membership.

If you would like to become a member, please use our form. Membership costs £5 a year which we use to help pay for events.





NLDCS Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday 14th January 2019
Time: 7.45pm
Venue:  Arden Road, Finchley N3 (Kam’s home).

Want to know what NLDCS has been up to over the past year, and find about about what’s planned for 2019?  Then do come along to our AGM, where you’ll also have the opportunity to feed back about what you’ve enjoyed and share ideas for future events. After the short meeting you’ll be able to catch up with committee and friends over drinks and nibbles.

1 Apologies for absence
2 Minutes & matters arising from the last AGM in March 2018
3 Committee report
4 Treasurer’s report & acceptance of accounts
5 Election of officers
6 Election of committee members
7 Any other business

All members are welcome and this event is for adults only. We’d love to see you and if you are able to attend, please notify Esther

Street parking is available where you can find it, on Arden Road and surrounding streets.