Our Community Projects
Our provision service will focus on different range of Deaf-friendly workshops and training courses. We want to give more variety community theatre projects to get the community more involve in their own communities especially the support interventions for hearing parents developing relationship with their deaf child and create opportunities to engage and collaboration with organisations, schools, theatre venues based in Medway and across UK to develop several strand projects of children stories using different tools to support Deaf children's literacy reading.
Last summer we were pleased D-Live! was funded by Ragdoll Foundation to provide brand new exciting literacy project for deaf children (key stage 3 & 4) with five digital BSL translation monologues with drama/BSL theatre translation workshop.
We visited Eastbury School and Thomas Aveling School this spring working with more 25 deaf children with positive feedback from both schools. We will continue to build on this platform expanding the concept for what we have done with BigD Collection Stories.
What's On -
D-Live! Theatre first collaboration project in Medway
Deaf-led theatre company D-Live! will explore the unique challenges faced by deaf young people in new project Big Dreams, commissioned by Theatre31, Icon Theatre’s youth programme. Since March 2020, the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have been felt across the UK with many young people facing isolation, grief and disruption to their education. In response D-Live! are working in collaboration with Theatre31 on this exciting digital theatre piece with young artists from The Thomas Aveling School, giving deaf students a chance to share their experiences of the pandemic.