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DEX Deaf Awareness Day - 13th May 2017
Welcome to our third newsletter from Deaf Ex-mainstreamers Group (DEX). 
We are organising a Deaf Awareness Day to celebrate the nationwide Deaf Awareness Week between 15th to 21st May 2017.  Our event will be on 13th May 2017 and this will be held at Hepworth Gallery at Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  The event opens from 11am to 4.30pm and entrance is free.  Held inside the auditorium, the gallery has splendid views over River Calder.
Our event to support Deaf Awareness Week may be first of its kind to be promoted in the Yorkshire region.
This event is organised jointly with Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group (DEX) and DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC).  There will be many deaf people exhibiting with information about deaf issues, deaf awareness, deaf culture, British Sign Language, story CDs in sign language, cards and crafts.  Also, there will be face painting for children, tombola and raffle.  Something for all the family.
Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is quoted to be “One of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe” by The Independent.  This gallery is the largest purpose-build exhibition space outside London, occupying over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces.
We invite you to come along for a fun and interesting day – a chance to look at Hepworth’s beautiful settings, sculptures and paintings, to view Deaf artists’ work and to learn more about DEX and DDYC’s many achievements.
The Team
Jill Jones - Chair of DEX
David Leach - Treasurer for DEX
Georgina Brown - Exhibition Organisor
Ian Randell - Exhibition Assistant
Brian Daltrey - Supporter
Steve Gibson - Supporter
Here are a few of our exhibitors:-
DeafEducate – Publishes BSL books for Deaf readers and hearing BSL learners.  
Sunsurfer Ltd – Deaf Awareness training and introduction to British Sign Language.  Visit website.
Young Lives Consortium Wakefield – representing and supporting children, young people and families across the Wakefield District.  Visit website.
West Yorkshire Police – information for local deaf people and in participation with DEX Deaf Youth Council.  Visit website.
Wakefield & District Society for Deaf People – offers a specialised service for the needs of deaf and hearing impaired people.  Visit website.

Doncaster Deaf Trust – Helping deaf students to develop social and independence skills at college with individualised programmes of study.  Visit website.
Suzanne Rogers – Artist and Photographer – photographic greetings cards and crafts.  Visit website.
Georgina Brown – Artist and Photographer – photographic greetings cards of Wakefield and Yorkshire.  Visit website.

Below is a full translation of the event signed by Steve Gibson.

20170308 141931
Deaf Awareness Day
Saturday 13th May 2017
11am to 4.30pm

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Please click on map opposite for directions how to get there.
All are welcome – deaf and hearing and anyone welcome to attend DDYC within travelling distance from Wakefield.

There are also free City Metro bus from Wakefield Bus station and both railway stations to Hepworth on a regular basis.

If you know anyone who would be interested in attending this Deaf cultural event, please forward this newsletter to them.
We look forward to seeing you there.
From all the team at Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group and DEX Deaf Youth Council.
P.S.  Don’t forget to visit us at Hepworth Wakefield on 13th May 2017.
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We are always looking for new people to join DDYC and you will be very welcome. 
If you are deaf, age 17 – 30 and live anywhere
in Yorkshire, please come and join us. 
To join, please contact Jill Jones
or text 07786 39 03 15.
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