Here’s one of our favourite BSL videos from What Meets the Eye, Coffee Shop, by Colly Metcalfe, Performed by DL Williams Every story or poem in the book is by a Deaf, deaf, or Hard of Hearing writer. We have translated many of them into BSL (an ongoing project, which you can help fund here) and some of them are BSL in origin.
We are the planning stage for an in person BSL poetry workshop in London in June. get in touch of you are interested in attending.
As part of the exhibition, we have two LIVE IN PERSON events at the gallery
Tuesday 7th February 6.30 BSL interpreted curator tour with Cherry Potts and Deaf artist, Nina Thomas.
Recently, we have been choosing cover artists who share the experience of our authors, and for our Deaf anthology, What Meets the Eye, we asked Nina Thomas to provide the cover. Her complex, multi-layered photographic creations perfectly captured the theme of Movement that we chose for the book.
Join us for a BSL interpreted wander around the exhibition and find out about books, book covers, art, and putting on an exhibition.
Tuesday 9th February 6pm Routes, Imagining the Diaspora with artist, Suman Gujral and poet, Rhiya Pau:
Suman and Rhiya met when we chose Suman’s Story Plate for the cover of Rhiya’s poetry collection Routes. Both are inspired by their families’ journeys and the diaspora more generally.
Join them for a poetry reading, art sharing, discussion of where their work intersects, and a short hands-on workshop making poetry boats, which you can take home, or leave to be displayed in the gallery.
You might want to bring a favourite pen, relevant newspaper articles or family photos printed onto (both sides of) paper that will easily fold. Free tickets
NOTE!! Stephen Lawrence Gallery is in STOCKWELL STREET, not to be confused with Stephen Lawrence Centre or Building also in Greenwich.
Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tidecontinues.
Here is The Sinking of Mrs Margaret Brown by Michelle Penn read at Greenwich by Carrie Cohen, with BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels.
Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be further opportunities to compare and contrast!
Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .
We are videoing BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in late March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book on 21st March at The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich. more details soon!
Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues. Here is City of Water by J N nucifera, read by Chukwudi Onwere, BSL interpretation by Paul Michaels; and audio from the Portuguese event in Oeiras, read by Margot Walker-Dias.