Go see: BSL interpreted performance of Out Of The Cage at London’s Park Theatre

January 28, 2015


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This is a paid-for post. The Park Theatre (nearest tube Finsbury Park) have a BSL interpreted performance of OUT OF THE CAGE on Friday 6th Feb, 7:45pm. OUT OF THE CAGE is the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope in World War One. This performance will be interpreted by Jeni Draper, and there is a […]

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“I’m always looking for a hook.” Meet: Award-winning Deaf filmmaker, Samuel Dore

January 28, 2015


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Samuel Dore is a big name in Deaf cinema. He’s produced pieces of film that have won awards, he’s worked with the BBC, Channel 4, and Maverick Television to mention but a few. He’s also not only a film-maker, but a graphic designer, a photographer and illustrator. Having long been intrigued by somebody who has the […]

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Watch: The song Let it Go from Frozen – signed in American Sign Language!

January 27, 2015


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If your kids are anything like my kids, you’ll be very very excited about showing this to them, thanks to America’s DPAN (Deaf Performing Arts Network) and director Jules Dameron:

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Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to record a podcast when you’re deaf

January 27, 2015



I first got to know Simon Minty and Steve Best – the chaps behind the Abnormally Funny People comedy show – a few years ago. When I worked at Soho Theatre in London, part of my job was booking a sign language interpreter or palantypist to make their show accessible to deaf people in the audience. All […]

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Deaf News: Study is published in two medical journals showing poor health care cuts Deaf lives short

January 26, 2015



The world’s first large scale study of the health of Deaf people, compared with the hearing population, has been published in two medical journals today. BMJ Open and the BJGP (British Journal of General Practice) both carry the results of the research. It revealed shocking inequality in treatment, which means that some Deaf people are […]

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Emily Howlett: Why are deaf actors still being sidelined?

January 26, 2015



The new Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’ caused heated discussion before it was even released, with the announcement that Eddie Redmayne, an able-bodied actor, would be playing the main role. Once the film hit cinemas, the controversy only escalated, with some praising Redmayne’s performance, while others questioned whether the role should have gone […]

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Rebecca-Anne Withey: A response to Brian Duffy’s film ‘Strangers’

January 25, 2015



Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com I’ve just got round to watching Brian Duffy’s short film ‘Strangers’. Using dialogues led by a young deaf guy and his parents, it showed its audience just […]

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