24 October 2008

Liverpool Deaf Performing Arts Festival

The Liverpool Deaf Performing Arts Festival

Funded by the European Capital of Culture 2008 via Liverpool Culture Company

Tickets £5, 7pm Saturday 25th October 2008 at Merseyside Deaf Centre`s Theatre, Queens Drive, West Derby, Liverpool, L13 0DJ

Come and join the electric atmosphere in Liverpool and the friendly Deaf Scouse at Merseyside Deaf Centre where there will be six acts of the highest quality performing at the Deaf Centre`s Theatre.

Top of the bill is the well known Deaf Comedian John Smith. Also performing is local favourite, Frank Essery, doing his "Totally Frank" comedy routine. Caroline Parker, a Cheshire lass, will be returning "almost home" to perform a collection of her Signed Song in her own Diva Style.

Two acts new the North West are coming up from London. They are Riccardo Weare and Roshan Singh. Riccardo is well known "down south" for his own style of Dance/Sign Song, winning a London-based competition a few years ago. He is a regular feature in the South East. Roshan has just won a "Deafie Got Talent" competition this month with his amazing dance routine. He has also danced with the Deaf Rave team and now breaking out as a solo.

The event is organised by MerseySign Deaf Theatre. They will be performing a new play based on Deaf Mental Health. It is a bitter sweet comedy about a women Alice who struggled to find out her true identity.

This is very much a community lead event with Merseyside Society for Deaf People will be providing the theatre and the sound. Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre will be providing their lights equipment. Both are providing staff too. It will be stage managed by the experienced Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford.

MerseySign Deaf Theatre would like to thank Mersey Trains for permission to film in one of their underground corridors

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