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Edinburgh Fringe Review: “Humour can bring Deaf culture into the mainstream.” Charlie Swinbourne reviews ‘Speech Sucks: The Future Signs’

August 22, 2014


The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe is a strand which gives university lecturers the chance to debate the subjects they research in a humorous and audience-friendly way. One year ago, in an event called Send the Deaf to Orkney, Professor Graham Turner (Chair of Interpretation and Translation Studies at Heriot Watt university) […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 5 annoying things about going on holiday when you’re deaf

August 19, 2014


Holidays. You work yourself to the bone (or merely to the beak in the Chicken’s case) all year round and your reward is two weeks away from home when you get to relax, unwind, switch off, and enjoy yourself. I’ve just come back from two weeks in Scotland and don’t get me wrong, I had an […]

“It’s amazing to find out that someone has gone back to the theatre after a 10 year absence.” Meet outgoing STAGETEXT CEO, Tabitha Allum

August 14, 2014


After ten years leading STAGETEXT, the charity that work to provide access to theatre and the arts through captioning and speech-to-text, their Chief Executive Tabitha Allum is moving on. Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne, who worked for the charity for one year, interviewed her about her experiences and the legacy she leaves behind. How did you […]

Exclusive: “I should have just kicked her off.” Investigation launched into Train Manager’s alleged angry tirade at Deaf woman

July 23, 2014


Virgin Trains are investigating an incident in which a Train Manager allegedly subjected a Deaf woman to a angry tirade which horrified other passengers. Michelle Quayle boarded a train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday morning. She was sitting in her seat reading a book when the Train Manager got her attention by waving his hand in front […]

One of these three people is the next Chair of the BDA. Who are YOU voting for?

July 18, 2014


The British Deaf Association has long been regarded as the charity for the Deaf, signing community, so being Chair of the BDA is no walk in the park. The role is voluntary, and among numerous other tasks, the Chair of the BDA works in partnership with David Buxton, the CEO, and leads the Board of Trustees in planning strategy […]

Limping Chicken passes two million page views!

July 17, 2014


A few minutes ago, Limping Chicken passed the 2 million views mark! Here’s a few words from our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne… It took us about a year and a half to reach a million views, which happened last October, and I didn’t expect that we’d clock up another million so soon. A big part of […]

Watch: Departure Lounge, a moving drama about Deaf friendship in hospital

July 17, 2014


This week, on digital TV and online, the BSL Zone is showing Departure Lounge, an award-winning half hour drama about the friendship between two Deaf men in hospital, who turn to one another when their lives are in crisis. The drama, which was made in 2009, was directed by Louis Neethling, and written by this […]