Go See: An evening of Buster Keaton films, with BSL interpretation, at Bristol’s Watershed Cinema

Posted on December 10, 2015

Watershed arts venue and cinema is in Bristol is exploring how they can be more inclusive to all – including being more inviting and welcoming to the Deaf community.

The venue is now working with David Ellington – the well-known Deaf actor and director who is from Bristol – as part of Arts Council England’s Agent for Change programme, and the first event they’re organising is a screening of Buster Keaton films on Tuesday 15th December at 18.30.

The screening will have a talk with musician and composer Neil Brand, and the film that will be shown is Steamboat Bill, Jr. There will also be clips of Keaton’s funniest moments!

The staff at Watershed are now all learning BSL and are looking at ways to open up opportunities for everyone to experience our programme of films and events.

1928: Buster Keaton in "Steamboat Bill, Jr."
1928: Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill, Jr.”

The screening is for the whole family, and there will be a BSL interpreter for the talk before the film, plus balloons for those interested in feeling the vibrations from the accompanying music!

You can get information and buy tickets here: http://wshd.to/busterbsl

For more information, email: claire.stewart@watershed.co.uk.

The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne. 

Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.

The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below:


Posted in: Site posts