BC Living Museum (BCLM) is holding Sign Language Film Festival for Deaf Awareness Week
BCLM is celebrating Deaf Awareness Week this by hosting a British Sign Language Film Festival this week (up to Saturday 7 May)showing a series of specialist films suitable for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
The Museum is screening a range of traditional and popular films twice a day. All films within the festival will be supported by a qualified British Sign Language interpreter and subtitles. Films will include classic black and white movies, specialist deaf films and modern releases.
Glenis Williams, Strategic Audience Development Manager comments: “Deaf Awareness Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to work collaboratively with local schools and communities to promoting positive aspects of deafness and social inclusion. BCLM is committed to developing new ways to engage with wider communities ensuring everyone has an opportunity to enjoy a great visitor experience.”
Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign where organisations come together to develop new projects promoting their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness. Hearing loss affects 10 million people, which is one in six of the UK’s population! People confronting deafness and hearing loss face challenges every day that impact their quality of life – that includes reduced access to education and entertainment.
Admission to the British Sign Language Film Festival is free of charge however booking is essential. Please note, the film festival is taking place in Hall 2 which is located in the main reception building, normal admission price apply for entry to the to the open air Museum.
To book your free place, select the film you wish to see and the number of seats required.
You don’t have to be deaf or hard of hearing to attend, everyone is welcome.