Young Deaffest Events

To mark the 10th anniversary of Deaffest we have some outstanding activities for children/ young people!


Visual Vernacular – Giuseppe Giuranna (Workshop)


Suitable for ages 11 – 18

VV or Visual Vernacular is an art form significant in the deaf and signing world.  It is a form of physical theatre performed by Deaf artists in an entirely visual manner, without any form of BSL, using the entire body, iconic gestures and facial expression to tell a rhythmic story.

We are delighted to have VV expert Giuseppe Giuranna from Italy leading the workshop giving students a unique opportunity to learn this fascinating art form from a world expert!

 Date: Friday 15th May 2015

 Location: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1SE

 Times: 10am – 12pm and continuing 1pm – 3pm

Workshop is FREE to attend – contact Deaffest Coordinator Jackie to book your place


 Something Else (Performance)


Suitable for ages 3 – 6

For the 2015 festival there will be a performance called Something Else run by the wonderful Deafinitely Theatre.

The story is about a small creature who lives his life always trying to fit in.  But he never does, because he’s Something Else.  Then one day a stranger turns up on his doorstep and wants to be friends, but Something Else turns them away because they’re different.  Then Something Else realises what he’s done…

Date: Friday 15th May 2015

Location: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1SE

Times: 11am – 12.15pm

Times: 1.30pm – 2.45pm (repeat performance)



Please contact Arena Theatre’s Box Office


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