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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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Brighton Puppetry School

Amanda has just returned from a week long puppetry school, run by the fantastic Brighton Puppetry School. A joyful week of making and playing was had by all, skilfully led by Darren, Beccy and Is, who run the school. We explored a wide range of puppetry skills, all held together with a clever adaptation of…

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Fun BSL Theatre Workshop – Thursday 8 June

Red Earth are teaming up with Derby Deaf Club to offer a Fun and Friendly theatre performance workshop. Scar-ish – Deaf Visual Vernacular (VV) expert from Birmingham – is leading a workshop Thursday 8 June 7- 9 p.m. @ Derby Deaf Club Rycote Centre, Parker Street, DE1 3HF Interested? Find out more. Watch BSL video…

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Fun Performance Workshops in BSL

Free performance workshops in BSL start this week. Interested in performing in BSL? Come to Red Earth’s first free workshop and have some fun. When? Thursday 25 May Times?  7.00 – 8.30 p.m. Where? Derby Deaf Club Address? 2nd Floor, Rycote Centre, Parker Street, Derby. DE1 3HF Email or text to tell us you’re coming: [email protected] Text:…

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art theft in belper woods

Our home town Belper, is in the middle of its yearly Arts Festival. Each year there’s a wide variety of arts events on offer. One of the loveliest annual exhibitions is of knitted art works from local schools, community groups and individuals. These pieces adorn the trees in Belper Park. This year the theme is…

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Proud to be Deaf

We’ve just bought two great new books about being deaf. Proud to be Deaf  a beautiful family book about Deaf culture and BSL. Written by the Beese family, Proud to be Deaf gives an insight in to Ava’s life with her mum Lilli and dad Nick. With some lovely graphics, photos and illustrations, the book looks at…

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Mirror Mirror Research Project

Adam Wilmington, a postgraduate student from the University of Nottingham, has been invited to present research work he carried out for Red Earth Theatre to his Vice Chancellor. In May, Adam will share the results of indepth research he’s undertaken with Red Earth, investigating our integrated theatre practice and its impact on mixed audiences of…

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Donna Mullings Deaf Performer

Donna was one of the first professional Deaf actors Red Earth worked with. She appeared as Lektro in The Crane, Red Earth’s first national touring, integrated show. Donna then played Cinderella in our adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella’s Sisters. Donna’s great performance style, comic ability and dance skills make her a truly versatile performer.…

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