Handprint Theatre at Deaffest!

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Handprint Theatre at Deaffest!

Handprint Theatre creates projects which are led by Deaf and hearing performers together, using clowning, physical theatre, British Sign Language and everything else they can find, to inspire new collaborative performances ‘making the boring bizarre’!

Join Handprint Theatre for some superhero fun making your own superhero outfit, training those super powers and even face your first adventure! Family fun through art and drama activities.


Date: Saturday 17 May 2014

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (FREE)

Age range: 5 – 8

Where: Light House, Wolverhampton

Places are FREE so book early! Email Jackie Law


Deaf Stone Carver to Make Trophy for Young Deaffest 2014!

Louis Francis, owner of Francis Stone Design will generously make a trophy award which will be presented to the winner of Young Deaffest next month!

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About Louis:

Freelance Stone Carver – main expertise is letter cutting however my skills extend to ornamental stone carving, replication and historical carving, stone restoration, gilding with gold leaf and polishing. My work portfolio varies from house numbers to monumental headstones to gilding wrought iron gates. Able to offer quotes, private commissions and stone consultation.

You can find him on Facebook ‘Francis Stone Design’ and you can contact him at louisfranciscarving@gmail.com.


Ben Steiner Bursary Workshop News

Ben Steiner Bursary Workshop


Last weekend was a very busy and a successful one for Zebra Access/ Deaffest!  The Ben Steiner Bursary workshop which took place at Wolverhampton Science Park saw eight enthusiastic participants successfully accepted to enter the scheme.


Award-winning Director John Maidens led the workshop and did a fantastic job as always in educating the participants in the areas of script writing, production, marketing and pitching.


The Ben Steiner Bursary was first launched in 2009, set up in memory of Ben Steiner who died in 2000.  The Bursary is a bi-annual event for talented emerging deaf and hard of hearing filmmakers over the age of 18.


While it was a weekend of learning the ropes, the two-day course was also an opportunity to meet new faces and form friendships.  At the end of the workshop, the participants departed for home having learnt a thing or two (or rather, several!)


Armed with their new knowledge, the participating filmmakers will soon be pitching their film concept to a judge panel of high profile media experts.


All the best to them!