‘And before you can say damaged male ego, we’re holed up on a four foot square rock for the rest of eternity…’
When three Greek women defy the want of Zeus and are cursed with a deadly voice, the famous myth of the Sirens is born. But when they find out that the truth about them may have been a bit more than ‘tweaked’, they are catapulted to Hastings beach in 2019 with one mission: rewrite history.
Using breathtaking visual storytelling, stunning projections and a lot of feathers, Zoo Co’s award winning show Sirens sticks two fingers up at gender expectations and asks, when your voice is silenced, how do you stand up and shout out?
Sirens is creatively captioned and BSL inclusive, with a Deaf and hearing cast. We welcome d/Deaf and hearing audiences.
On Friday April 19th there is a free BSL tour of MK Gallery‘s exhibition “The Lie of the Land” at 12 noon. Booking online is essential (free).
“Gain insight into the artists, works and rich themes of MK Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, The Lie of the Land. This event is delivered in BSL only and is suitable for anyone who uses or is learning BSL, led by dance artist and choreographer Chisato Minimamura.”
Bletchley Park, World War II historical site in Milton Keynes will be providing a BSL Tour on Saturday 4th May 2019 at 10am. The site of the code-breakers that helped shorten the war by two years! Its a very interesting place that is now accessible for deaf & hard-of-hearing people people with a BSL tour supported by Access Ambassadors!
There are still spaces left on this tour so book yourselves quickly before Friday 1st April!
MK Deaf Zone is seeking helpers, both deaf and hearing, to sign and/or sing for its fund-raising Christmas Carol Service in MK Centre on Saturday 1st December from 2pm onwards. Hearing dogs are welcome.
Before the service, we will hold a couple of rehearsals on Monday evenings at Broughton Pavilion from 7pm to 9pm to practise signing some well-known Christmas songs. The dates are 19th and 26th November 2018 (should an additional rehearsal is required, we will hold it on the Friday night before the service)
Vagabond Film Festival is showing a selection of Deaf short films on Friday 27th Julyfrom 12 noon to 2pm. The short films will have BSL and English subtitles and will be shown at MK Gallery in the Theatre District, Central Milton Keynes.
See link below for more information about the short films and to purchase tickets. Watch the video above by Samuel Dore explaining the Deaf film programme.
Tom and Sue volunteering for MKDZ with a stall at Rushmere Country Park for Deaf Awareness Week on Sunday 20th May 2018. Also present are Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (Milton Keynes Branch) gave a interesting demonstration of their trained hearing dogs performing tasks like waking a person up!
We also went on a signed walking tour of the wooden sculptures in the park provided by Ian Richardson (Visitor Centre Manager) and interpreted by Richard McCormick. Thank you Ian and Richard for the interesting tour!