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Hi - my name is Karen and I'm a writer of short plays and short films in Leeds. I'm currently producing a night of new writing with Orange Horse, a new creative hub in Leeds, but obviously our performance had to be cancelled so like everything else, it's currently on hold. I'm not deaf but have been fascinated by the way deaf people communicate ever since I saw the movie "Children of a Lesser God" in the 80s. I had some private sign language lessons with a lovely deaf friend some years ago, but life got in the way and I wasn't able to carry on. I'm just about to take the final assessment for the Introduction to BSL, which is making me nervous as I'm a woman of a certain age and aren't able to retain information as I used to!

I'm hoping that when restrictions ease that I can continue with my lessons in person in Leeds.       

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