Announcement of Deaffest’s New Patron

Deaffest is delighted to announce that Rachel Shenton, has agreed to become the Patron of Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film and Arts Festival. 


Rachel is a British actress and writer. Rachel is well-known for her character ‘Mitzeee’ in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and she is also starring in hit US TV show Switched at Birth playing ‘Lily’Aside from acting, Rachel is fluent in BSL and is a committed advocate for raising deaf awareness.

Rachel attended Deaffest in 2013 as a special guest and presented an award to the winner of Young Deaffest.  We are looking forward to welcoming her back next year as our Patron!

Click here to read the news release.

Art & Photography Exhibition Update


The Art & Photography Exhibition is now full. Keep an eye on our website to find out who will be exhibiting their fantastic work at Deaffest 2017!

Deaffest 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Memorabilia

We are still selling Deaffest 10th anniversary albums and mugs – they’re limited edition so grab them while you can!

Deaffest 10th anniversary album = £8 each (£15 for 2 albums)

Deaffest 10th anniversary mug = £3.50 each (£6 for 2 mugs)

(Prices do not include the cost of postage)


To place an order please click here and fill in the form. We will then confirm the order and cost by email with details of how to pay.

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