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Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

January 30, 2015


In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a whole range of topics to do with deafness. Occassionally, I’d show film clips by some of the UK’s fantastic deaf filmmakers during training sessions to illustrate important points. Why? Because […]

Go see: BSL interpreted performance of Out Of The Cage at London’s Park Theatre

January 28, 2015


This is a paid-for post. The Park Theatre (nearest tube Finsbury Park) have a BSL interpreted performance of OUT OF THE CAGE on Friday 6th Feb, 7:45pm. OUT OF THE CAGE is the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope in World War One. This performance will be interpreted by Jeni Draper, and there is a […]

Watch: The song Let it Go from Frozen – signed in American Sign Language!

January 27, 2015


If your kids are anything like my kids, you’ll be very very excited about showing this to them, thanks to America’s DPAN (Deaf Performing Arts Network) and director Jules Dameron:

Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to record a podcast when you’re deaf

January 27, 2015


I first got to know Simon Minty and Steve Best – the chaps behind the Abnormally Funny People comedy show – a few years ago. When I worked at Soho Theatre in London, part of my job was booking a sign language interpreter or palantypist to make their show accessible to deaf people in the audience. All […]

Emily Howlett: Why are deaf actors still being sidelined?

January 26, 2015


The new Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’ caused heated discussion before it was even released, with the announcement that Eddie Redmayne, an able-bodied actor, would be playing the main role. Once the film hit cinemas, the controversy only escalated, with some praising Redmayne’s performance, while others questioned whether the role should have gone […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Why you should watch the brand-new Deaf sitcom, Small World

January 23, 2015


Before Christmas, I had the pleasure of watching a very new kind of Deaf programme being created – a Deaf sitcom, performed entirely in BSL, called Small World. You could say Small World is like a Deaf version of the TV comedy Friends, a snappy, punchy comedy about a group of people around the same […]

Jen Dodds: 5 tips for making your own BSL video for Limping Chicken! (BSL)

January 22, 2015


So you’re thinking of sending a BSL video to Limping Chicken, but you’re not feeling very confident, or aren’t sure how to do it? We at Limping Chicken would love to have more articles in BSL. So, we’ve put together a few tips to hopefully encourage you to send one in! To watch this article […]