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BBC See Hear Weekend 2018

Please note: this season finished in Feb 2018
BBC See Hear Weekend 2018

The BBC and See Hear invite you to celebrate all things related to sign language and the Deaf community in film and television in this packed weekend of screenings and workshops.

There’s a little something for everyone in this year's programme. We'll be going behind the scenes to find out how the recent See Hear on Tour programmes were made; we've got an exciting preview double bill of two new British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust films by Deaf directors Samuel Dore and Ted Evans; and they will be an opportunity to revisit in its entirety the Deaf drama series Switch and meet its director Louis Neethling to learn about how this popular programme came into being.

Extraordinary Teens are at the heart of a groundbreaking documentary about young Deaf children attending the Mary Hare Grammar school; and there's plenty of family fun to be had at one of our (three!) Aardman model making workshops. And that's not all. Why not wind down after the weekend with our special Sunday afternoon surprise feature film screening which will followed by our regular Deaf Conversations About Cinema event in the Café/Bar.

Tickets for all events are FREE and can be booked in advance (Please note that you need to pick up your ticket on the day at least 20 minutes before advertised start times). All screenings are subtitled, and feature sign language. All presentations and Q&A sessions will include live speech to text transcription and a sign language interpreter. All of our cinemas are fitted with induction loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.

In addition to the daytime See Hear events look out also for evening Descriptive Subtitled screenings of The Shape of Water on Sat 24 Feb (18:00) and Sun 25 Feb (17:50) and Lady Bird on Mon 26 Feb at 11:00 (this is a Cinébabies screening for parents and carers of babies 12 months and under), Mon 26 Feb at 18:10 and Wed 28 Feb at 15:20.

Previous screenings & events in this Season

Wind down after the weekend with a special preview of Todd Hayne's Wonderstruck followed by our regular Deaf Conversations About Cinema in the Café/Bar.

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This documentary about young Deaf children at Mary Hare Grammar school provoked a strong reaction from Deaf audiences when it screened late last year. Come and watch it and take part in a discussion with the people involved in the making of the programme.

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Reverberations and To Know Him are the latest films from Deaf directors Samuel Dore and Ted Evans. Join us for this special preview screening of two of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust’s most anticipated films.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Gromit character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

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See Hear on Tour explored Deaf life in five different European capitals. Each half hour programme was filmed with just three people on location! Come and find out how they did it, and see clips and behind the scenes footage from the programmes.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Shaun the Sheep character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

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On Saturday and Sunday in Waterside 1 (our event space through the Café/Bar) we will be running a free-drop in screening between 12:15 - 16:00 on Saturday and 12:15 - 17:50 on Sunday screening some of the iconic episodes from this landmark series including the first pilot which screened as part of See Hear's 20th anniversary.

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Director Louis Neethling talks about how the popular Deaf drama Switch came into being and shares memories from the making of the programmes.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Morph Aardman character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

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