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Friday, 1 July 2016

What Is Sign Circle?

Sign Circle
Sign Circle have been running since 2007. It is a festival that provides entertainment for thousands of campers and volunteers within the deaf community. They made the decision in 2011 that the event would be every 2 years, giving their team a rest and the chance to make it even better than before!

Sign Circle has become a widely popular event within the deaf community and certainly has a big social impact for those who use BSL (British Sign Language). Under the construction of solely volunteers the festival was a big success, but with its increased exposure and bigger scale they knew they needed that little bit extra, thus enabling the Sign Circle festival to continue for many a year to come!

This is where East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) comes in. They agreed a deal with Sign Circle back in 2012. The deal ensured that more stability and protection was provided to allow the festival to survive and thrive. Sign Circle are therefore now a part of ELDS but do continue to retain their own unique identity.

2013 Saw ELDS offer great support with a large number of professionally trained staff. This enabled the 7th instalment of Sign Circle to be the biggest and best yet! It saw over 900 people attend the festival weekend and over 28 different activities for all age groups. The festival was such a success that they have decided to once again make it an annual event!

So When Is Sign Circle & What Is On?

*Unfortunately the big event has been cancelled this year* but they are possibly looking to come back bigger and even better in 2018, so keep a look out!

So What Kind Of Activities Will Be On?

Wipeout – Last Man Standing

Wipeout













Sumo Suits

Sumo Wrestling


















Water Walkers - Zorb Arena

Water Zorbing















Dunk Tank

Dunk Tank
















They also have a number of arts & crafts on such as:

Balloon Craft

Animal Ballons



















Face Painting
Face Painting













If this event sounds like something you'd be interested in the address is as follows:

Longridge Showground, Lower Lane, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3SQ

If you want to keep up-to-date with when the event is likely to be back or just want to give |Sign Circle some support letting them know you're eager to see the event come back, e-mail - info@elds.org.uk

If you want to find out more about this exceptional event, you can visit their official website here - http://www.signcircle.org.uk

We hope you have found this information helpful and when it's back on, we hope you have a brilliant BSL event!





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