The latest BSL Zone showcase was held on Friday 21st June at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, attended by 120 people from the Scottish Deaf community!
On the panel talking to the audience about the BSL Zone's programmes were Scott Garthwaite (presenter of Punk Chef), William Grint (star of Strangers and Chasing Cotton Clouds), John Denerley (who appeared on Let's Go Wild), Joel Kellhofer (of AC2.com) and Asian Deaf Support Worker Tasnim Sharif (who was interviewed on Under the Lamp).
Also on the panel was the Deaf world's man of the moment, sailor Gerry Hughes, who has just completed his circumnavigation of the world, solo - the first British Deaf man to achieve such a feat.
The BSLBT's Outreach Worker Steven Wynne opened the proceedings with a short speech welcoming everyone to the fifth BSL Zone showcase.
The first film to be shown was the drama You, Me (which stars Scottish actor Brian Duffy). After that, there was a screening of Punk Chef, followed by the drama Strangers (which was directed by Brian Duffy).
Then there were questions for the panel, including questions for Scott and William about how they became a chef and an actor respectively. There were also plenty of questions about the work of the BSLBT for Steven!
After the break, episodes of Under the Lamp and Let's Go Wild were shown, followed by a short video from Brian Duffy, filmed in Berlin. There were then another 40 minutes of questions: among them, John Denerley answered questions about his experiences of running a conservation park. There was also feedback from the audience about wanting to see more Scottish filmmakers in the future.
The night ended with a bottle of Bucks Fizz for each of the guests and volunteers - who had helped the night to be such a success! A big thanks to John Brownlie and Linda Richards who helped to secure a fantastic venue at Scottish Youth Theatre and to Scott Campbell for the fabulous photos of the night.