Deaf Conversations About Cinema event in the cafe/bar

Deaf Conversations About Cinema event in the Café/Bar

Did you know it's Deaf Awareness Week?

Posted on Tue 7 May 2019

It's Deaf Awareness Week (Mon 6 - Sun 12 May) - help us to raise awareness with some films we've made (and try signing your drinks order in the Café/Bar for a little discount!)

Help us to raise Deaf Awareness not just this week but every day – here at Watershed we've made a few short films that may help with just that…

During Deaf Awareness Week we thought we’d have a bit of fun and see if we could get you to try and learn a little bit of British Sign Language… so please join us for BSL Happy Hour in the Café/Bar from 17:00 to 18:00 (Tue 7 - Sat 11 May)

If you can sign your drinks order at the bar - whether it's a cup of tea, a pint of beer or a glass of wine - you will get 10% off the price. And don't worry, if you're not a BSL user or you're a little hesitant, our team will be happy to help you learn the signs or check out the following clips of John (one of our team members) signing a few of our most popular drinks…

Our regular programme includes Descriptive Subtitled screenings and a monthly Deaf Conversations about Cinema event, where Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audience members come together for an informal discussion about the themes of one of our current films. The next Deaf Conversations About Cinema is this coming Mon 13 May where will be discussing High Life in the Café and Bar after the Descriptive Subtitled screening at 18:20. This event will feature BSL interpretation.

With the help and support of David Ellington, a Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) user, filmmaker and artist from Bristol, we are also continuing with our regular staff training in fingerspelling, basic British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness.

Meet some of the team here…

Finally be sure to check out Baby BSL, made by Pervasive Media Studio resident Victoria Forest, that is currently on display in the Café and Bar. Baby BSL is an augmented reality storybook that combines printed books with smartphones and tablets to support the hearing parents of Deaf/deaf and hearing children in learning British Sign Language. Baby BSL combines animated AR characters and objects, video, and audio with traditional print media to create an immersive multimedia storybook.