Exhibit at Deaffest 2017



 Would you like to exhibit your creative work at Deaffest 2017?

Deaffest will be hosting an art and photography exhibition throughout May 2017 in the main gallery at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton (the exhibition will run throughout Deaffest weekend 12th – 14th May 2017).

Contact Lou Parrott at lou@zebra-access.com and please include:

  • Your name
  • A paragraph of details about yourself and your work (and link to website if you have one)
  • Maximum of 3 high-quality images of your work (any images you submit must be your own work)

Fee to exhibit is £25. Spaces are limited so get in touch to avoid disappointment!

Call for deaf young artists!


After the success of the Young Deaffest 2016 Poster Competition, where so many fantastic posters were submitted, we now need a new poster for Young Deaffest 2017!

We want UK-based deaf young people aged 11 – 16 years old to get creative and make an eye-catching poster for Young Deaffest 2017.

What is Young Deaffest?

Young Deaffest is an annual event which takes place at Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf-led film and arts festival. Young Deaffest offers opportunities to young deaf people, which include participating in workshops, watching films made by young deaf filmmakers, engaging in Deaf film and arts culture and being inspired by successful deaf role models!

Bursting with ideas? We welcome your submission in any media type (hand drawn, painted, photographic and graphic design). Let your imagination run wild and create a poster to help promote Young Deaffest 2017.

The winner will receive an Amazon voucher worth £50 and we will publicise the winning poster on our website/social media sites both before and during the festival, which takes place from 12th – 14th May 2017. We hope you can join us at Young Deaffest on Saturday 13th May where we will reveal and showcase the short-listed entries!

Just a few rules before you start creating your poster:

  • The poster must be A4 size (it can be portrait or landscape).
  • Your poster must include the words ‘Young Deaffest 2017’.
  • We would like to see your imagination at work, so you must create the poster yourself.

All entries must be received by Wednesday 1st February 2017. Entries without parental consent will not be accepted. Download the entry form here.

We will announce the winner before Deaffest 2017 (12th – 14th May 2017).


Workshop at BDA 125 Year Congress

As part of the British Deaf Association’s 125th anniversary, the BDA will be holding an event – theBDA 125 Year Congress‘ in Torquay from 20th to 24th July 2016. 

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Various events/ activities will be running throughout and we are delighted to let you know that the Zebra Uno‘s media team will be running a workshop there!

If you are interested in knowing how to make films with your smartphone/ tablet then come along to the workshop, which will be led by Jack Smallwood and Matthew Shaw, both whom are known for leading the media team at Deaffest.

Jack and Matthew will be doing some demonstrations, sharing some tips and exploring how to make the best of some of the apps available.

The workshop will be held on Friday 22nd July from 3pm until 5pm (exact location to be confirmed). Participants must be 18+ to attend and must bring own smartphone or/and tablet.

Spaces are limited for this workshop. Please contact Jeff Brattan-Wilson by either texting 07814386676 or emailing 125yearmanager@bda.org.uk. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!