KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 19.07.10

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IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART – ALTERED IMAGES
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently showing work by Sign Language
interpreter, Amanda Coogan. The exhibition is entitled ‘Altered Images’ and
will run until the 15th of August at IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin
8. Admission is free.

While, alot of museums have access programmes that enable people with
disabilities to experience art works, the idea of selecting an entire
exhibition with an emphasis on accessibility in a multi-dimensional way is
relatively new in Ireland. Altered Images aims to enhance people’s
engagement with the works through the tactility of relief models, by
listening to the audio and artist’s descriptions or viewing the sign
language interpretation.

Sign language tours are available by arrangement and an accessible website
for the project can be found at www.alteredimages.ie

For more information see IMMA’s website: www.imma.ie
You can contact the Museum at info@imma.ie or telephone 01 612 9900.

IDS NEW WEBSITE DESIGN
The Irish Deaf Society has redesigned its website: www.irishdeafsociety.ie

The website has information about the organisation and the services provided
by the IDS, upcoming events and news, an online shop, as well as online
polls. The site also shows the latest Irish Deaf News in Irish Sign
Language.

DEAFBLIND DEAF THEATRE COMPANY PERFORM IN UK
Many of us will be travelling abroad this summer. Here is an interesting
event if you are in London. The Nalaga’at Centre in Israel houses a theatre
company, Café Kapish, staffed by deaf waiters, and BlackOut, a restaurant in
the dark with blind waiters.

As part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) the Centre is
recreating the whole experience. A temporary Café Kapish and BlackOut
restaurant have been set up where you can order food using sign language and
where blind waiters show you the way with tastings and activities in the
dark.

The Nalaga’at theatre group will perform their play, called ‘Not By Bread
Alone’. Eleven Deafblind actors tell stories through music, humour, mime,
magic and bread-making. Mixing reality with fantasy, grandeur with ridicule,
the play ignites the senses, titillates taste buds and fires the
imagination. As the smell of baking bread fills the theatre, tales unfold
and the sharing begins…

For more information about the Nalaga’at Centre participation at LIFT, go
to:
http://www.liftfestival.com/events/lift-2010/lift-2010-programme/not-by-brea
d-alone-nalagaat-theatre-company

TRALEE WOMEN’s RESOURCE CENTRE FUNDRAISER
The TWRC is holding a BBQ this Friday 23rd of July at 6.30pm in Reuben’s
Cafe, Tralee. Tickets are available and cost 20 euro each. If you would like
to support the TWRC and its Emergency Fund, tickets can be purchased in
their office at 36 Ashe St, or in Reuben’s Cafe, Ashe St.

KDRC CLOSING FOR ANNUAL LEAVE
Just to inform all our clients, that our Centre will close to the public for
the month of August. As usual, a number of staff will be available for
emergencies or for pre-planned assignments and meetings.

Next week will be our last newsletter until we return from our break in
September. We would like to thank all our staff and clients for their
support to date and look forward to working with you all in September.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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