Panorama photograph of the Singing and Signing Summit in 2018Panorama photograph of the Singing and Signing Summit in 2018

The first Singing and Signing Summit took place on 30th January 2018 at the Doncaster School for the Deaf (part of Doncaster Deaf Trust). Organised and chaired by Gail Dudson, the Director here at YY&M (as part of her MA with Sheffield University and in conjunction with our Great Singing, Great Signing project), the summit was a discussion to open the debate on how different organisations approach a singing and signing project. A group of professionals from the music education sector across the North came together to discuss all things singing and signing, including:

  • What is in use and why?
  • Who is it for?
  • Good practice in singing and signing projects
  • Suitability of music and / or songs
  • Musicality or Musicianship of Signing

Here is our series of tweets from the session:

Here are the visual minutes (or graphic recordings) from the summit, drawn by Beka Haigh (@beka_haytch on Twitter and Instagram):

Singing and Signing Summit: a graphic recording by @beka_haytch