Artists Bimmyman media Bim is profoundly deaf, which gives him a unique visual perspective on the films he created. Throughout the summer of 2012, Bim co-directed a film for Channel 4 for the opening of the London Paralympic Ceremony. Most recently, Bim directed a short film, Champion of the World, which won the award for Best  Film at Deaffest and was screened on Film4. Deaf contemporary sculpture Artist Christopher Sacre’s epiphany as an artist may have arrived in an unexpected form - but since discovering a happy marriage between condoms and plaster since October 2010, he has never looked back.  The resulting work, See what this man gave birth to after using 2000 condoms in 22 days, is an extraordinary installation of 2000 of his plaster ‘babies’. The creations are made by pouring liquid plaster into a condom, which is knotted at one end and left for an hour.  Sacre then peels away the latex and the emergent form is left to dry for up to two weeks, when he lops off the knotted end, giving it a flat base on which to stand.  Each ‘baby’ is unique: Sacre lovingly details their birth date and thus they become part of the ‘Adoption’ series. Danny was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire and has been profoundly deaf since birth. He gained a merit in grade 8 piano at the age of 17 under the tuition of Vivien Toll from the Royal Academy of Music, and obtained a degree in French and Music, with a distinction in spoken French at Keele University. He also studied French translation and French literature at the Universite de Jules Verne in Amiens, France. Danny is one of the UK's leading deaf music educators and is currently a CEO of 'Music and the Deaf'. Since Danny joined the charity in 2003, Music and the Deaf has built a national and international reputation for pushing the boundaries of what deaf musicians can aspire to and achieve. A recent graduate from City University London, Eloise began to study music at the age of seven as a young chorister at her local church in North Wales before joining the choir at St Asaph Cathedral in 2006. At the age of 9, Eloise also commenced violin lessons under teachers Jane Foad and Margaret Scourse. Her love of singing led her to join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir in 2010 and, at the age of 15, she was awarded a sixth form place to study voice, violin, and piano at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. Here, Eloise had the opportunity to develop her solo career as well as work with musicians such as Sir David Hill, Maggie McDonald, and Sir Mark Elder. Upon moving to London in 2013, Eloise joined the London Philharmonic Choir and continued her solo vocal studies at City University London under Margaret Humphrey-Clarke. Eloise’s recent solo performances include John Hosking’s ‘Music’ in three movements at The Sage Gateshead, and Faure’s Requiem alongside talented musicians from London Conservatoires as part of an emotional memorial concert dedicated to those who lost their lives during the terror attacks in Paris last year.
award winning photographer, Deaf and from Yorkshire
Abstract artist painting works by Mozart, Kotoub (Arabic music) and Taiko Japanese drums
Top Shine Design based in Essex Deaf contemporary Artist who famously show-cased his massive scaled works at Birmingham Grand Central, England UK. Ruth Montgomery was born profoundly deaf into a musical family. After receiving solid music education at home and visiting a lot of music halls in London in her formative years, it inspired her to take up music professionally. As a flute player she earned her B.Mus Honours performance degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff, alongside receiving tuition at the Royal Academy of Music in London for her orchestral training as a soloist on tour in Russia and London. She has also been awarded the flute music performance and teaching diploma by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Muisc. She continues to give recitals playing with her father who is a guitarist, occasionally with a pianist and string quartets, She also works for Essex Music Services as a peripatetic music tutor and has a successful established teaching practice and leads music workshops around the country.
Sean has severe hearing loss as a result of contracting meningitis aged 3 months and wears two hearing aids. He has been playing trumpet and cornet for 20 years. Qualifying in 2010 as a Music teacher, he is currently training to become a Teacher of the Deaf, alongside a flourishing freelance career as a performer and workshop leader. A former solo cornet player with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, he has performed all over the UK at prestigious venues such as Westminister Abbey and at Buckingham Palace with the BBC as part of 'Goldie's Band by Royal Appointment'.
Currently studying at Wells Music School
Music and the Deaf Charity home page The Forte Ensemble is a unique group of four deaf professional musicians who are committed to raising expectations of what deaf people can aspire to and achieve in music, and promote more high profile performance opportunities for musicians with a hearing loss. Featuring Danny Lane (piano), Ruth Montgomery (flute), Sean Chandler (cornet), and Eloise Garland (soprano and violin), the group made their debut performance at the House of Lords on the 25th may as part of the Decibels Year of Sound lanch event, followed by a concert at Sage Gateshead on 1st June, and finally Kings Place on 10 July. These concerts were truly ground breaking, being entirely deaf-led and featuring exclusively musicians with a hearing loss.