European Day of Languages

In celebration of European Day of Languages, join us at Europe House on Monday 24 September for an evening dedicated to the sign languages of Europe. The event is being held in cooperation with the Association of Sign Language Interpreters and also marks the International Day of Sign Languages (23 September). You will discover how sign languages have developed in the UK and in Europe as well as being able to try your hand (literally) at a taster session on British Sign Language. Our speakers at the event will be Prof. Bencie Woll and Gavin Lilley, both superstars of the sign linguistics world. BSL interpretation will be provided. The event will be followed by a wine reception.
6.00 Registration
6.30 Event opens – welcome
6.35 Talk on the Sign Languages of Europe by Prof. Bencie Woll
7.15 BSL Taster Class with Gavin Lilley
7.45 Wine reception
8.30 Event closes
The event is free of charge and open to all, but registration through this page is essential. If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your ticket by following these instructions or emailing the organisers at so that others can take your place.
European Day of Languages, 26 September, was established in 2001 by the Council of Europe, a body comprising 47 European countries that deals with human rights. For more information, including on other events around the UK and the rest of the continent: