How to: Have a chat in BSL

Join us at the Bandstand in Castle Park for an hour crash course of British Sign Language.

Did you know, over 125,000 adults and over 20,000 children use BSL as their first language in the UK? In this hour workshop David Ellington will introduce the basics. Come and learn how to finger-spell, sign your name and discover some key topics to have a chat in BSL.

David Ellington
Bristol Born David Ellington is profoundly deaf and a British Sign language (BSL) User. He is a film-maker, director, actor and also part of the Extraordinary Bodies circus company. (Make sure you see him in action in Castle Park at one of the Weighting performances over the weekend!)
David won Best Actor for DEF in the Deaf Oscars, he was also part of the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony and more recently you may have seen him in the latest Channel 4 Trailer for the Rio Paralympics 2016.

Who is this event for?
Anyone new to BSL, who is interested in how the basics of this language is formed.

Castle Park is a grassed area with an undulating surface. It has level access with track mat on some of the grass area.