Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 4: Working with a hearing (god forbid) producer

October 20, 2014


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Something has become very apparent to me this month, and that is the importance of communication. So many things are down to how well you communicate. For this film, we’re working with a number of people with different communication methods. It’s very easy to lose track of who can hear and who can sign. Many […]

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Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014



In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]

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Mark Nelson: Peak Access Theory

October 18, 2014


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Every Saturday morning, we are publishing one popular article from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from March 2012. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Two weeks ago, I bumped into Charlie Swinbourne, the Editor of this site, and we were talking […]

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Go see: Sencity party in London next weekend!

October 17, 2014



Ingredients: Seventeen team members. Five senses. Four elements. Two nights. Vibrating dancefloors. Aroma jockeys from Holland. Visual jockey from America. Food that’ll make your tastebuds tingle with anti…. cipation. 13 DJs including Utah Jazz, Grooverider and… Fabio, who has been described as one of the best DJs of all time. Burlesque dancers. Signing performers. Deaf […]

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Alex Nowak: How I set up Sri Lanka’s first Deaf film festival!

October 17, 2014


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British Deaf actor Alex Nowak recently set up Sri Lanka’s first deaf film festival in May. Here he tells the story:   In February 2013, I visited the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. Little did I know how much I’d fall in love with the place. […]

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Darren Townsend-Handscomb: 6 suggestions for the Access to Work Select Committee (who had no BSL interpreter yesterday)

October 16, 2014



(If you want to skip straight to what you can do, go straight to the suggestions at the bottom.) Yesterday, the Work and Pensions Select Committee had their third oral evidence session for its inquiry into Employment support for disabled people: Access to Work. The Committee is not part of the Government. It is a […]

Richard Turner: Discovering music again with a cochlear implant

October 16, 2014



I have always loved listening to music. When I was a teenager and in my early twenties living in Manchester in the eighties and early nineties the music scene there formed a soundtrack to my life and it defined my youth. I grew up listening to Manchester bands like The Smiths, The Happy Mondays and […]

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