Phonak: ‘How I became a writer with hearing loss’

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Hello lovely Readers,

I hope you’re well!

When I was at school, I didn’t like English very much. The standard that you were expected to write at was to me as a deaf person – virtually impossible. If you were writing at A* standard, you’d be at the top of Oxford and Cambridge University’s list.

Myself however, being born profoundly deaf but not diagnosed until 9 months old meant I missed out on the first 9 crucial months of language development.

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Blue banner with two images in a circle. On the left is people taking part in a dance workshop from last year's festival. On the right is a birds eye view of the festival crowds. In the middle is the 'Summer Deaf Festival' Logo with a white ear next to it and under says 'Friday 13th July 10am-4pm'


The Norfolk Summer Deaf Festival is BACK! This Friday 13th July 2018 – Save the date!

Fancy spending the day in good ol-Norwich? After the success of last year’s festival, this year’s is bound to be a fantastic jam packed day, fun for all the family.

Everyone’s welcome! Here’s what’s on…

We’ve got the Summer Deaf Festival during the day at The Forum, Norwich. It’s FREE entry! Lots of talks, performances, stalls and much more.

Also an evening workshop with Visual Vernacular artist Ish Hussain (spaces still available- but book your place now!

Finally, an evening show with a performance from Ish himself – Limited Tickets available – book quickly!

PLUS! We’ve got a competition launch for the festival too!

Be in for a chance of winning a £20 Intu Chapelfield voucher! Simply send us your Festival photos on Facebook/Instagram using the hashtag #norfolkdeaffestival

Summer Deaf Festival Photo Competition Poster

Follow the Festival on Social Media!

Norfolk Deaf Festival Facebook

Facebook Event Page

Norfolk Deaf Festival Instagram

It’s a day not to be missed! See you there!

Love E x