Participants wanted for sign language flash mob

More people are needed for a flash mob performing a song in sign language at Westgate Centre, Oxford, for Deaf Awareness Week.

Taking place in May 2019, the Westgate Centre is due to be taken over by a flash mob performing a song in sign language for Deaf Awareness Week. Organisers are looking for more participants to make it as big as possible.

What is a flash mob?

A flash mob is a large public gathering when people perform a typically unusual or random act in unison and then disperse.

The event will be professionally filmed and shared online.

“I want to get as many people as possible involved, especially more men and teenage boys. The idea is that the performance will show how diverse those using sign language can be. We’ve been told there’s no limit on how many can take part so I’m hoping for around 50.” – Chloe Amantrading, event organiser and sign language teacher.

There will be 4x 2-hour rehearsals, starting next month, before the performance in May, plus a run-through a few days prior to the flash mob.

Chloe Amantrading is also appealing for help with funding the event.

“It is expensive to hire equipment for filming and rehearsal space so anyone who would be willing to help would be really appreciated.”

For more information or to get involved, search Arma Sign Language on Facebook or Instagram, or contact Ms Amantrading on 07825 369244.


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