Exploring Deaf people’s life experiences in Bristol
Press release issued: 3 August 2015
The Deaf community in Bristol are invited to attend workshops on film-making and poetry writing in British Sign Language (BSL) this month as part of a project focussing on Deaf people’s life experiences in the city.
The project is being conducted by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter and York St John University and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities programme.
Working in partnership with the British Deaf Association (BDA) and the Deaf Studies Trust (DST), the project aims to find the unifying threads of the Deaf community in Bristol, focusing on Deaf spaces and places of the past, present and future through creative methods such as these workshops, archive film screenings, the creation of a Bristol Deaf history map, and a march through the city centre.
The findings of the project will be fed back to community partners, the BDA and the DST, as well as the Deaf community in Bristol, to help support community regeneration and planning for the future.
The project is led by Dr Dai O'Brien of York St John University; the co-investigators are Dr Nick Nourse (Bristol) and Dr Lisa Stead (Exeter).
Film Making Workshop, Saturday 8 and Sunday 16 August, The Vassell Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, 10.30–15.30 (please bring your own mobile)
Poetry Workshop, Sunday 9 and Saturday 15 August, The Vassell Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, 10.30–15.30
To register interest in the workshops, please email Hilary Sutherland: firstname.lastname@example.org