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Go See: BSL cookery demonstrations at London’s Borough Market!

August 20, 2015


Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall, between 12.30-2pm. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from the […]

Bianca Birdsey: How sign language helped my girls think, reason and express themselves

August 12, 2015


Language. Think about that word. What are other thoughts that automatically pin themselves to this collection of letters that give it any meaning to you? As you ponder for a few minutes…that mind map of little clouds and arrows grows and expands – what fills those little thought clouds? “Words”, “English”, “Speech”? How about “A […]

Go See: World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham, 20th – 26th July

July 14, 2015


There’s a unique opportunity to go and see the world’s best deaf tennis players in action in Nottingham next week, with the World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place at Nottingham Tennis Centre. The event is organised by the tennis foundation, and features not only the men’s and women’s tournament, but also the junior tournament too. Tickets […]

Emily Howlett: Why playing myself in ‘Found’ was much tougher than acting

July 10, 2015


So, I’m guessing you will have seen ‘Found’ by now? The documentary directed by the Chicken’s very own Charlie Swinbourne, exploring how three deaf people ‘found’ their Deaf identity? Featuring Joanne Swinbourne, John Walker and, well, me… If you haven’t, here it is: I can wait while you watch. Go ahead. Done? It’s lovely, isn’t […]

Jen Dodds: How pushing my daughter on the swings in the park enhances Deaf visibility! (BSL)

June 24, 2015


Hello! I’d like to talk about hearing people; not family and friend-type hearing people, but hearing people who I don’t actually know. To see Jen’s article in BSL, click play below, or scroll down for English! Since I’ve had children, I seem to meet and spend more time with random hearing people; lots of them. […]

Ni Gallant: 3 things I’ve learned from my time in a wheelchair – and why we have to stand together to fight welfare cuts

May 20, 2015


I wrote this post coming to the end of a tough week for myself. But the motivation came from the people around me – since the election results came through I’ve seen that people are disillusioned and worried for their future… I want to remind people that difference is a positive, something to celebrate. Our […]

Sylvia Kenneth: If you feel you need help with mental health, seek it out

May 8, 2015


This article is about mental health issues. If you feel you need help, to find out about BSL counselling service Healthy Minds, which is run by the charity Sign Health, click here. Next week, from 11th – 17th May, is Mental Health Awareness week . As it is Mental Health Awareness week, it is most […]