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Archive for May 2016

GDIF 2016

24 June – 2 July 2016 This year, GDIF will celebrate its 21st birthday! Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual 9/10-day celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people’s lives. The Festival is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance…

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Access to Work limits Deaf actors say London Theatre Company

Taken from the British Deaf News: The Graeae Theatre Company, based in London, has claimed the government’s disability employment scheme, Access to Work, has created a “glass ceiling” that limits the support deaf actors can receive. The disability-led company’s operations director Kevin Walsh said the self-employed nature of an acting career meant many performers were…

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Dancing with the Stars in USA with Deaf model, Nyle di Marco

Wow, see what’s happening across the pond…?? Every time Nyle DiMarco enters the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars, the model and actor is met with a thunderous applause – but he hears none of it because he is deaf. Not that DiMarco minds. “I’ve never wanted to hear,” the America’s Next Top Model winner…

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Deaf and disabled ‘shut out of theatre press nights’

Theatre director Jenny Sealey has claimed deaf and disabled theatre workers are shut out of press nights because they are not fully accessible. Speaking at the Theatre 2016 conference, the Graeae artistic director revealed several delegates based in London had asked her to attend the opening night of their shows. She said: “I’ve been invited…

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International News – Zimbabwe –

ZWAKALA DEAF ARTS FESTIVAL Interesting to find out what the Deaf communities abroad are up to with the arts. Zwakala Deaf Arts Festival is an annual arts competition that brings together Deaf learners from around Zimbabwe to compete in various performing arts categories including, storytelling, drama, singing, dancing and public speaking. This year’s edition of…

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