There was a special treat in store for our audience in Yorkshire, when they were treated to two new films at our Leeds showcase!

The showcase was held at the Carriageworks Theatre, and over 150 people came from the local Deaf community.

Watch our video on the right-hand side of this page to see the event and watch our filmmakers, actors and presenters responding to the audience's questions in BSL!

The two new films shown were our half hour comedy Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool and our first web-only commission, 4.

The audience also saw clips from our programmes, including The Hub, Under the Lamp and Vanishing, as well as a promo for our Zoom filmmaking scheme, which returns this year.

After the first set of clips and the film 4 were shown, there was a panel discussion with Bim Ajadi, Elizabeth Bojas, Claire Dowdican, Stephen Collins and Giles Bowman

After Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool was shown, writer/director Charlie Swinbourne and actors John Smith and Adam Bassett answered questions from the audience about the film, which had a very positive response.

Our Outreach Worker, Steven Wynne, said: "I throughly enjoyed the day and it was brilliant to see so many people come to the event and watch the two premieres on the big screen. I enjoyed watching the premiere the same as everyone else. It was great to see people asking for more Four Deaf Yorkshiremen films!"

The film of the showcase was made by local filmmaker Giles Bowman, and the photographs were taken by Emma Amsden.

The BSL Zone team would like to thank the local volunteers who helped make the showcase such a success!