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Crafty with RAW


On Thursday the 18th April, Real Arts Workshops worked with Zebra Access to provide an Art Day at Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton.

This was a free event, open to Deaf adults and their families, encouraging people to think about ‘Deaf identity’. 

The group created a huge cardboard sculpture of signing hands, decorated with drawings, paintings, 3D items, posters and statements about what being Deaf means to people and why British Sign Language (BSL) is important. 

It was great to see Deaf and hearing people of all ages working together and supporting one another and the final piece looks very colourful, eye catching and thought provoking. Visitors to Deaffest 2019 will be able to see the sculpture at Lighthouse Media Centre in Wolverhampton from 17-19th of May 2019 (  

Feedback from people taking part in the event included: 

"This event was very enjoyable and very inclusive "  

"This event gave me a sense of achievement with encouragement. Thank you RAW for allowing me to find my hidden creative development." 

"This is awesome!"  

Zebra Access would like to say a special thanks to Real Arts Workshops for hosting the session and are looking forward to holding another art workshop in the future.

About RAW:

Real Arts Workshops (RAW) are a Wolverhampton based independent arts workshop provider who aim to break down barriers and promote self-confidence through the active engagement of people in Arts.

You can find more detail about Real Arts Workshops via

For more details, please contact Sean Noone, Community Development Officer via


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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