Saturday Evening

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT (Light House doors open at 7.30pm)

8.15pm – 11.00pm Deaffest 2017: The 6th Film & TV Awards Gala

Cinema One, Light House

(Please note that Cinema One doors open at 8.00pm and will close at 8.30pm to avoid disturbing the audience)

Make sure you’re here to see a total of 9 awards up for grabs at Deaffest’s 6th Film & TV Awards Gala! In the true spirit of Discovery, we will be rolling out the red carpet to host an evening of events by artists from different parts of the world. Live entertainment will include dance performances by both Taiwan First Deaf Dance Group and Chris Fonseca, comedy with John Smith and Giuseppe Giuranna, music by USA rap artist Sean Forbes, a Cirque VV show led by Steve Webb, and sign songs by Colin Thomson. All of this will be hosted by our special guest from the USA, Douglas Ridloff. (You must be 18 or over to attend)

11.30pm – 4.00am Late Night Deaf Party

Courtyard, Light House (Doors open at 10.30pm)


The party will take place in the courtyard at Light House, following the Film & TV Awards Gala. Packed with a variety of live entertainment and hosted by Matt Gurney, acts include; the Sean Forbes Band from the USA, Taiwan First Deaf Dance Group, Giuseppe Giuranna, Colin Thomson, and Matt Gurney’s own Return of the Blunt Show! There will be a Karaoke competition and party music into the early hours, whilst Illusionist and Magic Artist iNFiNiTi will be up to his old tricks again amongst the courtyard audience. The bar will be open until 4.00am with last orders at 3.30am. (You must be 18 or over to attend. Please bring your ID with you)