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Road closed in Newbury Park for deaf street party

PUBLISHED: 15:11 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 03 August 2018

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Mangai Sutharson, Joel Perinpaul, ARM and Leah Jewiss. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Mangai Sutharson, Joel Perinpaul, ARM and Leah Jewiss. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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Almost 500 people headed to Newbury Park for a street party at the weekend.

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Kate King from Clayhall ward, Lynne Bateman Interpreter and PCSO Johny with Jia Said, six and Aditri Kulkarui, seven. Photo by Ellie HoskinsPerrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Kate King from Clayhall ward, Lynne Bateman Interpreter and PCSO Johny with Jia Said, six and Aditri Kulkarui, seven. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

The Empowering Deaf Society hosted its second street party in Perrymans Farm Road on Saturday, July 28.

Joel Perinpaul, of EDS, said: “The main focus of the street party was to unite and empower deaf people to get out of their comfort zones and celebrate the deaf community.

“We host many different social events and clubs to unite deaf people in their local communities and give them an opportunity to integrate into society.

“Our event was immensely successful for our organisation, with over 470 people attending, bringing people together to celebrate the unique, diversity of deaf people in London and surrounding areas.”

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Nishkam Swat Sikh welfare group who fed everyone for free. Photo by Ellie HoskinsPerrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Nishkam Swat Sikh welfare group who fed everyone for free. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

There were activities for all the family, including bouncy castles, business stalls, and representatives from the Met Police.

There was also a variety of dance performances and food and drink.

“We are a small deaf-led charity based in Ilford and our aims are to meet the needs of the deaf community in London and surrounding areas,” he added.

“We deliver services including advice, advocacy, employment or education and we teach deaf awareness courses and British Sign Language.

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Photo by Ellie HoskinsPerrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

“We hope to be just as successful next year and for upcoming events””

The charity is organising something “a bit different” in the autumn in the form of a vintage ball.

Held at Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Road, Barkingside, on Saturday October 20 guests will be treated to a three course meal and a “big performance”.

A spokesman from the Empowering Deaf Society said: “Everyone is welcome – deaf, hard of hearing, hearing people who love British Sign Language.

Perrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Photo by Ellie HoskinsPerrymans farm road hosted a street party for deaf people. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

“Between now and the autumn we will be releasing more details about the event, including information about the dress code, the food and directions to the venue.”

If you would like to learn more about Empowering Deaf Society call 020 8215 4710, or email admin@empoweringdeafsociety.org.uk.

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