How a mainstream writer and actress came to produce BSL accessible podcasts. Interview with Fran Millican-Slater 

Over the past 6 months Francesca Millican-Slater and the wider Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night team have redeveloped this 2016 Birmingham Repertory Theatre Commissioned show.  After a run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, national touring, and a regional community tour with their partners Birmingham Repertory Theatre and their Sir Barry Jackson Trust […]

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Performance interpreters… 

I recall seeing a photo online a while back of Anthony, lead singer in Red Hot Chili Peppers, perform next to an American SignLanguage  interpreter. Social media went crazy with people desperate to know who the interpreter was – who actually now receives a fan following in her own right. Sassy, expressive and fully owning […]

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The role of a sign singer

Signsong tends to spark a love it/hate it response from the Deaf community. However as a performer and tutor of signsong I can see for myself how interest in the art form is surely growing. But when I tell people what it is I do, I still get the occasional screwed up face and an […]

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Exclusive interview with Jules Dameron, director of ASL version of Let it Go

There is no denying that the Disney film Frozen has taken the world by storm. And its iconic song, Let it Go, has enjoyed tremendous success. With over 265 million views on You Tube and an academy award for best original song, it has been translated into 42 languages. And now, thanks to the Deaf Professional […]

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The novelty of sign language…

As someone who works in signed song – that is, performing songs in sign language – my first priority is always the comprehension of the signs. I take the responsibility of making lyrics accessible verrrrry seriously.  That doesn’t mean they have to look uninteresting, however. Oh no. One of the most beautiful aspects of working […]

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