Signature announce shortlist for Hall of Fame event

Signature are delighted to confirm our 50 nominees for the Signature Hall of Fame which will take place at the National Football Museum in Manchester on the 18th November 2022.

Our Hall of Fame will recognise the deaf community and those that have helped with the progression of deaf communication since Signature became an independent organisation.  Our 50 nominees are being recognised for this work.

We have had more than 250 individuals and organisations nominated, so whittling the list down to just 50 was a real challenge for our judging panel, but we are sure you can appreciate how outstanding all our nominees are.

The full shortlist is:

999 BSL |  Access Bedford | Ahmed Mudawi | Alexandra Adams | BBC See Hear |  Cannon Gill Behenna |  Charlie Swinbourne | CI Emma Gilbert | City Lit | Clark Denmark | Clive Mason | Craig Crowley | Cumbria Deaf | Daniel Jillings | David Buxton | Deaf Active | Deaf Village North West | Deafintely Theatre | Dr Minna Moffatt-Feldman | Dr. Paddy Ladd | Fylde Coast BSL and Janice Crossland-Jones | Gateshead Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT) | Heathlands School and Zayne Thomson and Emma Caswell | Highlands Deaf Education Service | Kevin Buckle | Leeds City Council Deaf (DAHIT) | Liam O’Dell | Linda Richards | Lipspeaker UK and Lesley Weatherson | Lord Ashley of Stoke | Luke Christian | Lynn Stewart Taylor | Melinda Napier | Paul Kirby | Performance Interpreting | Philip Linnegar | Reigate Park Primary School | Rose Ayling-Ellis | Rosie Cooper MP | Ruth Roberts | Signly | Signpost Productions | Signs for Thoughts and Penny Gunn | Simply Signed and Emma Somerville | Stagetext | Stephen Brown | Suzie Jones | The Deafness Resource Centre | Tyrese Dibba | West Midlands Fire Service | York St John Student Union BSL Society

Find out more about each of the shortlist here:

Lindsay Foster, Executive Director at Signature said: 

“During the nomination phase, we’ve read over 250 inspiring stories of people and organisations doing incredible things to improve access for Deaf people, with the calibre of nominees being incredibly high. We’re now excited to be able to share our shortlist and look forward to bringing everyone together for an evening celebrating this achievement.  

In what is such a landmark year for the Deaf community, with the passing of the BSL Act, we look forward to getting together with those who have helped develop the foundations of deaf communication in the UK.” 

Tickets go on sale for the event on Monday 29th August and close on Friday 28th October 2022, we recommend early purchasing as tickets are limited.

From Monday you will be able to buy tickets here:

The event will take place at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Friday 18th November between 7pm and 11pm.

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