Heritage Futures: re-designing the past

Explore our open exhibition, a celebration of deaf histories past and future. Located at Deaf Action’s historic deaf centre in Edinburgh’s new town, our festival venue holds a significant place in history as the first formally constituted deaf organization in the world. For over 130 years the building on Albany Street has been the heart of Edinburgh’s deaf community and continues to be a cultural asset to this day. From the pioneering days of the Benevolent Society to the remarkable life of Deaf Action’s founder, Alexander Blackwood, we invite you to explore Edinburgh Deaf Festival’s official venue, immerse yourself in the rich heritage, and be inspired by the incredible works of emerging deaf talent.


No ticket required.

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11 - 20-Aug-2023


All Day


Deaf Action
49 Albany St, Edinburgh EH1 3QY

Edinburgh Deaf Festival is brought to you by Deaf Action. Registered Company Number SC396876. Registered Charity SC009898. Registered address, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY.

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Email: festival@deafaction.org

Tel: 0131 556 3128

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