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Review: Deafinitely Theatre’s ‘Two’ – by Donna Williams

January 9, 2014


On 14th November I had a lovely birthday treat – a trip to London to see Deafinitely Theatre’s production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO, which was on at Southwark Playhouse from 24th October – 16th November. This classic play is set in a traditional pub, with the Landlord and Landlady shutting up for the last time, […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The day I saw Nelson Mandela making a speech in Trafalgar Square

December 6, 2013


When I heard the sad news this morning that Nelson Mandela had passed away, my mind went back to a cold morning in London in February 2005, when I was lucky enough to see him making a speech to kick off the Make Poverty History campaign. It seems incredible to think of now, but that […]

Charlie Swinbourne: We should go to Mover’s Anonymous. Because we’ve, er, moved again. For the third time in eight months

January 11, 2013


People are starting to get worried about me and my wife. The reason? We can’t stop moving. In May last year, we moved across Twickenham. That felt like a pretty big deal, because we’d lived in our rented house for three years. Yet that was a mere warm-up for the big move, from London to […]

Charlie Swinbourne: How Deaf filmmaker Ted Evans’s career hit new heights at the Paralympics

December 6, 2012


In August, 80,000 people piled into London’s Olympic stadium for the spectacular opening ceremony for the 2012 Paralympic Games. But for one of them, it was the 10 minutes before the ceremony began that were extra special. Deaf film-maker Ted Evans’ 10-minute film, Look Up, which he co-directed with Bim Ajadi, kicked off the live […]

Lianne Herbert: The frustration of attending a play without any access

October 24, 2012


Last week, my drama teacher organised a theatre trip for my drama group – who are all hearing – to attend. We went to see the last performance of a London-based production, because we were going to meet the cast the following day in our drama class to discuss the play. At first, when the […]

Theatre Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost, by Deafinitely Theatre

May 23, 2012


’37 Plays. 37 Languages.’ This is the tag line for the Globe Theatre’s Globe to Globe season, hosting theatre companies from every corner of the world. The season may be international in outlook, yet the language used to perform this version of Love’s Labour’s Lost is at once home-grown, yet very different from the language […]

Meet: Maria Zedda, disability trainer

February 24, 2012


Maria Zedda is Managing Director of Wideaware Training. She has worked in the Disability field for 17 years, running community based projects for disabled people, visually impaired people and people with learning disabilities. She is currently Vice-Chair of the London 2012 Disability Communities Engagement Group, is a qualified Access Auditor and is on the Board of […]