Posts by Amanda Wilde

Foundation Derbyshire – John Weston Fund

Thanks to the generosity of the John Weston Fund – Foundation Derbyshire, Red Earth has been able to kick start our fundraising for our literacy project: In My Own Words The pilot project is a collaboration with Reigate Park Primary School using theatre and captioning to develop literacy and communication confidence with pupils from the…

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Soonchild R&D

Last week saw Red Earth directors Wendy and Amanda working with Threaded folk fusion music trio – Rosie, Jamie and Ning-ning and actors Tom Dawze and Clare-Louise English, to begin creative work around our next touring show, Soonchild – adapted from the book by Russell Hoban. The work in our rehearsal space was as hot…

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Threaded to Collaborate with Red Earth

The World Songs Our next show – Soonchild, an adaptation of the book by cult fiction writer Russell Hoban, is an tale of a reluctant hero’s search for the lost World Songs – songs that entice all children in to the world. Soonchild, refuses to be born. Her father, Sixteen Face John, a failing shaman who…

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Mindfulness for Visual Language Professionals

Wendy Rouse – Co-Artistic Director of Red Earth Theatre is currently studying part time for the MSc in Mindfulness at Bangor University. Wendy’s offering a FREE 4 week introductory course in Mindfulness specially for Visual Language Professionals in the Midlands (BSL Interpreters and Communication Support workers). The course will give a free taster of what Mindfulness…

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An Invitation for Monday 19th February

INVITATION Are you Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing? Are you free on Monday 19th February Do you live in the East Midlands? Can you help us? Red Earth Theatre and University of Nottingham are doing research about captions. How to make theatre captions better for D/deaf and hard of hearing people. We need advice from…

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Once in a Blue Moon

We made Mirror Mirror in the month where there were 2 full moons. It only happens once a year, like our theatre tours. The full moons were both large and beautiful. Mirror Mirror is  a slightly smaller, but no less beautiful, thing. A fully integrated show – in BSL and English, with captions – for…

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Who’s Who Competition

Who’s Who Competition The leader of the dwarfs in Mirror Mirror is called Eric but can you guess the others? Their names are: A. Eric B. Colin C. Dave D. Rab E. Eddie F. Mick G. Rodney But who is who? Match the right name to the pictures of the 7 men (Numbered 1 –…

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D/deaf Like Me

We’ve offered you the Long Version. Now we’re bringing you the short version of D/deaf Like Me. This research project, with the University of Nottingham, funded by AHRC through the Midlands3Cities project, took us to 6 cities across the Midlands and the North. We spoke in depth to over 100 Deaf and hearing people, aged…

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The Wimbledon Effect

There’s only so much neck swivelling a person can do Theatre captions are a really important for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences. But the Wimbledon Effect makes reading captions and watching the action challenging. Sometimes people watch the action and miss important dialogue. Sometimes vital actions are missed whilst reading the captions. Either…

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D/deaf Like Me

I feel quite emotional to be honest. I feel like, there’s someone there [on stage] who’s Deaf like me, and I’m completely in to it, I felt really emotional, it’s just how I felt. I felt that that’s me there. It was really true, it was really emotional. We need more like this, travelling through…

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