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  1. Every Monday from 29 Oct 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm St. Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green The Cabin (behind the Gallery Café) 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PL Interested in learning British Sign Language (BSL)? Want to improve your communication with deaf people? Join our evening course! In collaboration with Sign for All, The Film Bunch are offering an Introduction to British Sign Language course, which is suitable for complete beginners who have a general interest in BSL and want to improve their communication skills with deaf people. No prior knowledge of BSL is needed. This is a non-accredited course where you will learn basic BSL including fingerspelling alphabet, numbers, grammar, everyday vocabulary and conversation such as greetings, asking for directions, emotions, family and more. The course will run for 8 weeks in Bethnal Green. Each lesson will last for 2 hours with a short break. Students will participate in group work and activities, meet deaf guest speakers and be given optional homework tasks. Students will get free tickets to our film screening in November and Christmas party in December. By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of BSL and deaf culture and be able to interact in basic conversation with deaf people. The course is also an ideal introduction to the language for those who may be thinking about studying for a Level 1 qualification in BSL. Please note this is a course for adults so not suitable for under 18s. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] Grab your early bird tickets now! We offer a 10% concession discount. This applies to senior citizens (55 and over), students, registered unemployed, and disabled people. Please use the code TFB10OFF during checkout. You must have proof to use this discount. Course dates: Mon 29th Oct Mon 5th Nov Mon 12th Nov Mon 19th Nov Mon 26th Nov Mon 3rd Dec Mon 10th Dec Mon 17th Dec Sign up here: thefilmbunch.com/courses/introduction-to-bsl-oct-2018
  2. Hello everyone! We are offering free tickets to a BSL interpreted play this week! Always Right There is one of the headline shows at this year’s RADA festival (Malet St, wC1E 7JN) and we’d like to offer 30 free tickets to members of this forum for one of our BSL interpreted performances. The play is about the nuances of sexual harassment and the way women talk to each other. It’s partly set in a spin studio and is very funny! We have two brilliant female signers. More info if you follow the link below. The first 30 people to email me their name(s) can have a free ticket for the performance on the 5th July at 4.15pm!! Please email [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday to claim your free seat!! We look forward to welcoming you at RADA. https://www.rada.ac.uk/whats-on/always-right-there/
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    Historian John Wilson leads this British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers. Please note: This event is for BSL users only. Free, booking essential https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talk/bsl-tour-of-under-cover Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur 'found' photographs from Europe and the US explores gender non-conformity and cross-dressing. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – having been mainly collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay - and as such offer an unauthorised view into the worlds of individuals and groups choosing to defy gender conventions.
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    At The Photographers’ Gallery Choreographer and artist Chisato Minamimura leads a British Sign Language tour of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 exhibition. Free, booking essential https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talk/bsl-tour-dbpfp The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 are Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson. Curated by TPG’s Anna Dannemann, the 2018 shortlist showcases diverse and innovative photographic practices, which recognise and celebrate the many developments within the medium, while also challenging its boundaries. All of the projects share a deep concern with the representation of knowledge through images, where facts can be manipulated and meanings can shift. Presented across the 4th and 5th floors of the Gallery, the exhibition features a searing photographic interrogation of global biotech giant, Monsanto by Mathieu Asselin; an expansive portrayal of the ubiquitous tactics of government control and propaganda from Rafal Milach; an encyclopaedic collection of visual taxonomies that expose the shifting and relative meanings of printed images depending on their context by Batia Suter; and Luke Willis Thompson’s deeply affecting filmic study of grief that reflects the personal stakes of visual representation. Collectively and individually, the four projects drive forward an artistic enquiry into the mechanics of visibility and concealment and interrogate the status and position of the image in contemporary culture.
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