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Charlotte Payne: Deaf athlete with a bright future ahead

22nd May 2024

This week, Signature got in contact with Charlotte Payne, a British Champion GB athlete who has been deaf since early childhood. Charlotte shares with readers where her love for sport derived from as well as some of the challenges she has faced as a deaf athlete. Hi Charlotte, first, could you please introduce yourself to …

The importance of movement for the mind

17th May 2024

As Mental Health Awareness Week continues, we are highlighting how movement can benefit one’s mental health with the help of England Deaf Women’s Football Captain Claire Stancliffe. Clare shares her views on why movement for the mind is so important and the ways it has benefitted her own wellbeing. First, we share with you commentary …

BBC Thriller starring Rose Ayling-Ellis commences filming

16th May 2024

The BBC have announced that Matthew Gurney, Lara Peake, Anne-Marie Duff, Eddie Marsan and Rose Ayling- Ellis will star in upcoming thriller Reunion, made by Warp Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The four-part series has started filming in and around Sheffield this week. Written by Sheffield-born deaf writer William Mager, Reunion (4×60) is …

Charity Extends Life-Saving Services To The Deaf Community

13th May 2024

The national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide has launched a new service to spread a message of hope among the Deaf community. The charity’s HOPELINE247 service, which offers professional round-the-clock help to young people who are struggling with life and anyone who is concerned about someone who may be having thoughts of suicide, is …

Tasha Ghouri illuminates the importance of Deaf Awareness Week

10th May 2024

This week, we got in touch with Tasha Ghouri, who through her social media presence highlights the importance of deaf awareness. Throughout this feature, Tasha reflects on the significance of Deaf Awareness Week and the pivotal role it plays in fostering understanding and inclusivity.   What does being deaf aware mean to you? To me …

Nina Thomas: Place Setting

04th May 2024

This week, Signature share with readers, more about Nina Thomas, an individual with a passion for film and installation. Nina is profoundly deaf, and this theme is explored throughout her work. Throughout the blog, Nina touches on her recent exhibition ‘Place Setting’, which is currently being exhibited at the arts organisation LUX until 19th May. …

National BSL Day 2024:

26th Apr 2024

Celebrating National BSL Day 2024 Today marks two years since the British Sign Language (BSL) Act was passed by the UK Parliament. Through receiving royal assent, BSL is recognised as an indigenous language of Great Britain. On this historic day, the culmination of extensive effort and advocacy by the Deaf community, led by the British …

Raymond Antrobus: Author of, “Can Bears Ski?”

24th Apr 2024

This week, Signature share with you more about Raymond Antrobus, a poet and educator, who in 2019, became the first poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre.  Recently, Antrobus released his first picture book, “Can Bears Ski?”, which follows the journey of a father-and-son who are …

Deaf Men Dancing founder: Mark Smith

17th Apr 2024

This week, Signature share with you more about Deaf Men Dancing, an all-male D\deaf dancing group that aims to combine the wonders of dance with the visual richness that is embedded within British Sign Language. The blog illuminates the thoughts of Mark Smith, the creator of Deaf Men Dancing. Carry on reading to find out …

Zara Musker: Campaigning for equality on the pitch

13th Apr 2024

England Football recently launched their new home and away kits which will be used by the men’s, women’s, and Para teams in 2024. The kit launch acted as an opportunity to help inspire those with a disability to take up football. To find out more about the importance of this all-inclusive kit launch, we got …