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Hollywood actress to star in tear-jerking UK film about a deaf teenager’s dream

October 5, 2014

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A Hollywood star has been cast in the role of a deaf child from London in a short-film due to made later this year. Aryana Engineer, who is from Canada, has starred in two Hollywood films and the opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and takes the lead role in short-film Dreaming […]

Go see: Deaf Diabetes BSL talk on Saturday 11th October

October 3, 2014

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Download the PDF here: 11 OCT DDUK EVENT LONDON

Peterborough’s Debbie Powell dies after long battle with cancer

October 2, 2014

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Debbie Powell, Sign language teacher and highly-respected member of the local deaf community in Peterborough, died of cancer at home yesterday. Debbie made many friends in the local deaf community through her sign language teaching, which enabled her to help ranks of local people learn the language. She held a passion for and knowledge of BSL that she […]

Go see: Subtitled films with BSL Q&As at this year’s BFI London Film Festival!

October 1, 2014

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The BFI London Film Festival has a limited number of priority position tickets put aside for selected films at this year’s festival for deaf and hard of hearing BSL users. All these films are subtitled, and the Q&As that follow the films will have a BSL interpreter. Tickets can be purchased from the BFI Box Office. Simply quote ‘Access’ […]

Deaf News: Deaf musician James Holt chosen by superstar producer Brian Eno for arts festival

September 24, 2014

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James Holt, a deaf singer/songwriter from Bolton, has been chosen by Brian Eno as one of his Curators Choice for the Noise Festival, which is a global charity based in Manchester. His track ‘Whatever happened to John’ (hear it by clicking here) was described by Brian as “Brisk, funny, exciting. Great drumming. This track feels fresh […]

Deaf News: Deaf man from Leicester sentenced to 28 years in prison for murder of Deaf grandfather

September 15, 2014

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A Deaf man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering another Deaf man as he slept. Extract from the Leicester Mercury: A murderer who stabbed his love rival to death in a “savage and merciless execution” will have to serve 28 years behind bars. Awat Akram (25) was convicted unanimously by a […]

Ian Noon: What deaf children need from SEN reform #5: Regional commissioning

September 8, 2014

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We’ve been blogging all week about SEN reform and the key things that local authorities in England need to do to make sure it delivers for deaf children. The 5th and final issue we want to see action on is: regional commissioning and working together across local authorities to improve services. Regional commissioning sounds like a very geeky […]