is there any deaf vegan groups? or anyone like that would like to start one?
Have you looked at the ASL Deaf Vegetarian/Vegan group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SignLanguageVeggie/). They are ASL, not BSL, but they’ll have English as a written language… so there might be good contact there, and they might also know of UK people.
I know there *are* Deaf vegans in the UK… Tomato Lichy (London) *was* vegan, although his appearance on the BSL Zone Punk Chef programme learning to cook: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/the-punk-chef/series-1/punk-chef-1-programme-2/ suggests that he’s veggie now instead. Some of the comments on that video (for example from Xavier Tam) show that there are a few (probably) deaf people who are interested at least in veganism.
If you’re Bristol-based, then I’m now aware of anything in the city, but there are at least two vegetarian deaf people I know here, and a question posted to https://www.facebook.com/groups/bristoldeafcommunity should get you an answer.
I hope this helps?
All the best,
Free workshop about food and the feeling of sound – Wednesday 29th June 6.30-8.30pm at Pervasive Media Studio in The Watershed
My name is Sabrina, I am an artist and I have been granted a residency at The Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed to work on a project called OPUS that combines Food and Technology. I am conducting research workshops with the public to develop the project. Would you like to attend a free workshop on Wednesday 29th June between 6.30-8.30pm to define the feeling of a musical instrument with language, colour, texture and flavour? There will be foods to savour..
My project is about discovering:
What a particular sound tastes like?
How can we digest a sound?
How can someone feel a sound to the maximum?
I would like to understand how different Deaf people appreciate music, especially as a live event. I would like attendees to discuss their best experience of music and what makes them close to the experience of sound. I would also like to ask what is it about a live music event that makes the performance enjoyable or immersive, or perhaps frustrating or uninteresting?
This would be the plan for the workshop:
1) Introduction of the project, myself and each workshop member
2) Discussion of music and how it is appreciated and felt by each attendee
3) Attendees will be sat on speakers whilst listening to different sounds and offering feedback
4) Attendees will be able to test the objects that we have designed and made to enhance someone’s feeling of sound, and offer feedback on whether they ‘work’.
4) Pairing the feeling of a sound with flavours
5) Trying foods (made by a chef beforehand) that could potentially relate to the feeling of the sound
To attend, please RSVP via email as there is limited capacity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is further information about OPUS: http://www.watershed.co.uk/studio/projects/watershed-and-bristol-food-residency-opus
There will be a BSL interpreter. Do let me know if you have specific food allergies.
Sorry I didn’t get to your comment until today. I’ve been away at a conference.
I was glad to see this translated into BSL on the Deaf community pages on Facebook.
I hope it went well?
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