Edinburgh Deaf Festival 2023 dates announced



Three people standing in front of Edinburgh Deaf Festival bunting

Following the success of the inaugural Edinburgh Deaf Festival, we are delighted to announce it will be back next year, taking place from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 August 2023.  Organised by Deaf Action, this year’s festival was a celebration of deaf culture, language and identity. With over 100 performances including comedy, theatre, cabaret, and heritage tours, the festival put …

Making the Edinburgh festival season accessible



Hands pinning up green post-it which reads 'best festival ever'

Last month, Deaf Action hosted the inaugural Edinburgh Deaf Festival, a week-long celebration of deaf culture, language and heritage. But that wasn’t the end of our involvement in the Edinburgh festivals. Our skilled team coordinated interpreters and captioners for both the Edinburgh Deaf Festival and Fringe performances throughout August, making even more of the festival season accessible to deaf people. …

The first Edinburgh Deaf Festival gets underway



Five people standing holding Edinburgh deaf festival bunting

Pictured: Philip Gerrard, Stephen Robinson, Nadia Nadarajah and Gavin Lilley. Photo by Colin Hattersley. Today sees the launch of the first ever Edinburgh Deaf Festival, with a programme of more than 100 performances over eight days. Among those at the launch were the award-winning mime artist DeafMimo, Mae Al-Kalamchi from the children’s magic show Once Upon A raindrop and deaf …

Edinburgh Deaf Festival programme launched at spectacular event



Three people signing 'festival'

Pictured: Jamie Rea, Solar Bear; Shona McCarthy, Edinburgh Fringe Festival CEO, Philip Gerrard, Deaf Action CEO Deaf Action was delighted to host people from across the arts, business, charity and politics sectors at Bonnie & Wild, within St James Quarter, on Thursday 17 June, to welcome the programme launch of the Edinburgh Deaf Festival. Unique in Scotland and the rest …

Introducing… Edinburgh Deaf Festival



Edinburgh Deaf Festival

It’s Deaf Awareness Week, so we want to tell you something really exciting that’s happening soon.   Edinburgh Deaf Festival will be a celebration of deaf culture, language & heritage, accessible to all. There will be performances from deaf performers and artists, with regular activities planned throughout this week, such as tours, exhibitions, workshops and book clubs. All events will be interpreted …