BBC See Hear Weekend 2016
BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Season

Please note: this season finished in Nov 2016

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 series of screenings and workshops over one weekend at Watershed.

The BBC was the first broadcaster to create teletext subtitling and a dedicated programme for sign language users. That programme was See Hear, and BBC Bristol's flagship programme is now celebrating its 35th birthday! We’ll be bringing the history of the programme to life for a new generation and over the weekend there's a little something for everyone; with Morph model-making workshops for kids and families, exciting short films, a look back at how the first ever episode of See Hear was made, as well as special previews of new feature films and documentaries, not to mention the museum of deaf television!

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 cinema auditoria are fitted with induction loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Preview: A Silent Voice  15  S BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

A Silent Voice
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2016
Film
Based on a popular manga comic, Japanese director Naoko Yamada’s (K-On) beautiful and affecting animated drama focusses on the tempestuous relationship between a boy who hears and a girl who doesn’t.

OPUS Workshop: The Synergies between Sound & Flavour BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Bone Conducting Gobstoppers Workshop
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2016
Workshop
This free creative workshop will explore new ways to reinterpret sound using, visuals, vibrations, live musicians and balloons to explore how music can allude to flavour, colours and emotions.

The Future of Deaf Television  PG   BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

The Future of Deaf Television
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2016
Talk
The way people make and watch television is changing rapidly - what does this mean for deaf audiences and deaf filmmakers? Join a panel to find out more and contribute your own ideas too.

Deaf Shorts  18   BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Films and Documentaries
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2016
Film
Deaf Honeymooners, Deaf Zombies, Deaf Communities and Deaf Russians. Experience on the big screen four very different films in this selection of new short films starring Deaf characters and sign language.

Life and Deaf + Q&A  15   BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Life and Deaf + Q&A
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2016
Film
Over a year in the making, Life and Deaf is an intimate window into the lives of Memnos, Marios, Abigail and Tina as they experience the highs and lows of life as a Deaf person in the modern world.

Make Your Own Signing Morph with Aardman BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Make Your Own Signing Morph with Aardman
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2016
Workshop
Celebrate Morph’s 40th birthday! Make and animate your own signing Morph with an Aardman animator and learn how iconic clay character Morph got his start on Deaf television programme Vision On in the late 1970's.

Johnny Fantastica Magic Workshop BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

Magic Hands Workshops
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2016
Workshop
Do you want to learn how to make things disappear and reappear? In these family workshops Johnny Fantastica one of the world’s best known deaf magicians will show you how.

See Hear: Then and Now BBC See Hear Weekend 2016

See Hear: Then and Now
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2016
Talk
Join us to learn more about the fascinating 35 year evolution of BBC See Hear - the first and longest running Deaf programme in the world.