The annual Deaf Diaspora 2017 was held in the coastal city of Brighton from 21st September to 1st October with the theme ‘Access to Arts’. The event celebrated theatre; dance and visual art made by deaf people and explored the influence of this on the mainstream.


Deaf Diaspora, now in their 8th year, held workshops, stalls, demonstrations and discussions. Among the people who gave a talk at the Brighton Dome was Deaffest Co-Founder Nikki Stratton who shared information about Deaffest.


“It was a honour to be invited to the festival and I can definitely see that Brighton is the home of the Arts. It was great to see a variety of deaf arts and I’ve really enjoyed the events including the talk about access in museums given by Ally Rogers and John Wilson.” – Nikki Stratton, Deaffest Co-Founder.

A big thank you to Nadia Nadarajah from Deaf Diaspora for inviting Nikki to give a talk.

If you would like to know more about Deaf Diaspora you can visit their website:

About Deaffest

UK's Leading Deaf-Led Film and Arts Festival

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