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Merry Christmas from the Limping Chicken team!

December 24, 2013

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We hope you’re all wrapped up warm ready for the Christmas break! Barring the ‘fake’ interpreter making a comeback (or the Queen making her yearly message in sign language), this site will be going quiet until the new year! Rest assured, we’ll be back laying eggs aplenty in 2014! Thank you to all our readers, […]

Watch: Hal Draper’s starring role in the 2003 See Hear drama Grandad!

December 24, 2013

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It is almost one year since Deaf actor Hal Draper passed away, so last week was an appropriate time for See Hear to broadcast one of his most fondly-remembered, but little seen roles – in the short film Grandad. Although the film was written by William Mager (who went on to direct a range of […]

Teresa Garratty: 15 steps to being a Deaf Christmas Scrooge!

December 23, 2013

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Ah, Christmas! The “Marmite” of all seasons, you either love it or you spit it out in disgust. So for all the anti-festive readers out there, here’s how to boycott Christmas in glorious Deaf style! Step 1 – Open the door to carollers but then point at your hearing aids and slam the door in […]

Watch: The BSL Zone’s magical Christmas drama Tree Fairy!

December 23, 2013

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There was a special seasonal premiere earlier today, when the BSL Zone’s magical Christmas drama Tree Fairy was shown for the first time on digital television. The film is about a Deaf girl who finds herself left out at Christmas, before a fairy appears and offers her the chance to make a special Christmas wish! […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: Who knew how NOISY wrapping Christmas presents was?

December 23, 2013

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‘Tis the Christmas season! I don’t know if you’ve noticed…? In our house, we’ve managed to turn a blind eye to all the cards coming through the door, the constant festive adverts on the television and the fact that next-door’s wreath keeps blowing into the garden and being savaged by the dog. We are not […]

The Weekend Selection: Twas the week before Christmas…

December 21, 2013

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After last week’s record-breaking (and nearly site-breaking) number of views, this week was a calmer affair. Well, we say that, but apparently, our top article this week, by Professor Graham Turner, was mentioned in the European Union, which was a big honour for this Chicken to proudly take with it as it went Christmas shopping. […]

Deaf News: Hope for justice for US Deaf prisoner Felix Garcia as three-part documentary airs on TV

December 20, 2013

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Last night, the first part of a three-part documentary aired on Al Jazeera America’s flagship America Tonight programme called Deaf in Prison. The story focuses on a profoundly deaf Cuban American prisoner called Felix Garcia, who was imprisoned in 1983 for a crime his brother has since confessed to. I first became aware of Felix’s story two […]