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Watch: The video everyone’s talking about, ‘Happy’ in sign language!

August 29, 2014

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It’s the video that’s gone viral and is being added to more news sites on a daily basis – the signed version of Pharrell Williams’s song ‘Happy’, which was made by a group of Deaf Campers at the Deaf Film Camp 2014. It even features a Deaf Brit – Bim Ajadi, who has made a […]

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014

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It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

Louise Stern: A new book with a story that cuts through to what the deaf experience really is

August 28, 2014

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Born in Northern Ireland, reared in Scotland, the writer and translator Donal McLaughlin lives like a nomad. His work takes him all over. The flow of speech and vocabulary the world over is his delight – both in his day-to-day life, where he takes a keen interest in every character that turns up, and in […]

The Secret Deafie: The day I misheard my A-Level results… again and again

August 26, 2014

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The Secret Deafie is a regular column about deaf experiences submitted anonymously by different contributors. If you have a story you’d like to tell, just email thelimpingchicken@gmail.com A-level results tend to dominate headlines around this time of year. For me, it always triggers an embarrassing and painful memory that I still blush about now, 26 […]

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014

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Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf actress, Sophie Stone. The play, called Woman of Flowers, is produced by acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge, embarks on a UK tour this September and is an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh tale. The play will star Deaf actress Sophie Stone, the first […]

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

August 22, 2014

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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) […]

Jen Dodds: Five reasons why I give Deaf camping festival Sign Circle the thumbs up! (BSL)

August 22, 2014

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To see this article in BSL, signed by Jen, just click here or scroll down the page! The last Sign Circle festival may have been last month, but I’m still buzzing from its positivity. In fact, here are five reasons why I give Sign Circle the thumbs up (in no particular order)… 1. Camping! Camping […]