Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Sign language choir Reach for the Stars are giving a unique University-hosted performance this month!
Anne Hesketh, Dee-Sign Director, assisted by Sallie Fletcher and Lorraine Fletcher, Assistant Directors, said: “Dee-Sign Choir is delighted to be invited to be part of this unique opportunity, and hopes it will lead to more joint projects with the University of Chester in the future. The Choir members have enjoyed working with Dr Damjanovic, choosing suitable songs relating to the human emotions of hope and fear. It has given them a better insight into how their performances, and the song lyrics and metaphors contained within them, translate into British Sign Language.”
The event falls
during National Learn to FingerSpell Week (November 20-26,) which aims to
encourage as many people as possible to learn the British Sign Language
The performance begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance at:
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The University of Chester is holding two more of it's hugely popular pop-up restaurant events.
Open to all, just book early to avoid disappointment :-)
Monday, 7 November 2016
Congratulations to all our students who graduated last week!
'Town and gown' is defined as:
'in a University town, the relations between “town and gown” are those between the residents of the town and the students, who in the past wore academic gowns.'
November Public EventsThe Dead Sea Copper Scroll: From Ancient Treasure to Modern Fixation
19:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:30
The University’s involvement has been led by Dr Libby Damjanovic, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, whose expertise includes face recognition and emotion perception.
On Monday November 21, at the Chester Deaf Centre, Dee-Sign Choir, a local charity that helps to raise deaf awareness, will perform a series of songs chosen alongside Dr Damjanovic, to convey how complex emotional themes can be unlocked through the power of music, gesture, metaphor and facial movement. The songs will be accompanied by British Sign Language.
Dr Damjanovic said: “We often speak in metaphors, but how well can the human mind pick up on non-verbal cues of our deepest hopes and fears? For example, are things ‘looking up’ or are you still ‘feeling down’? The repertoire we have chosen will explore these emotions and I’m sure it will be an entertaining, and educational, evening for all.”
The performance begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance here
Cheshire Prize for Literature Awards Evening
Further details are available on our website here