HANDS! Festival 2020

HANDS! Festival on African Sign Languages and Deaf Studies

*The date of September 19th has changed to September 18 because we were unable to arrange a location for the date. The event takes place on September 18 in the Volkshuis, Apothekersdijk 33, Leiden, The Netherlands.

On 18 September 2020, Leiden University presents the HANDS! Festival to showcase the beauty of sign languages in Africa and the Netherlands, on the occasion of World Deaf Day and the Leiden Africa Year. The HANDS! Festival features performances of the winning contributions of a sign language literature competition in various African countries, pop up talks by sign language researchers, and performances of deaf artists in the Netherlands.