On Thursday 16th June members gathered for the first session of the ALAS LGBT+ Trilogy. Delivered by Jasper Williams, the topic for this webinar was 'Sexuality'.
On Saturday 2nd April members gathered for our Spring Workshop and AGM. We were joined by activist, Jasper Williams (@QueerCantHear), who delivered a very thought provoking LGBT+ Workshop. Members were taken through a timeline of LGBT+ history, as they learned LGBT+ identities, pronouns and how to be an ally to the Community. In the afternoon, members of ALAS gathered for the AGM 2022. We celebrated another hugely successful year of lipspeaking [...]
On Thursday 24th February, members joined our ‘Back to Basics’ webinar. We covered arrival time, clarification, paring down, possible whisper, co-working and when the tech goes wrong - it was a very thought provoking session!
On Saturday 23rd October members gathered for our Winter Workshop. We were joined in the morning by transformational life coach, Marie Jensen, who is also a BSL Interpreter herself. Marie offered an interactive session to develop positive habits, create a more balanced life and move you towards your purpose, through a mixture of self-exploration, micro practices and experiential exercises from Life Coaching and Positive Psychology. It was a fantastic session enjoyed by [...]
On Thursday 19th August, members joined Linzi Weatherson for a 'Contracts' session. Lipspeakers discussed considerations when negotiating both face-to-face and remote bookings, and adjustments that the Lipspeaking profession may make going forward.
On Thursday 13th May members gathered to discuss the current situation in the court system. With a large backlog of hearings to work through, and a gradual move away from remote court/tribunal hearings back to face-to-face work, lipspeakers considered if they're ready and how to prepare.
Linda's funeral will take place on Wednesday 14th April at Bentley crematorium. There will be a Lipspeaker at the service, in addition to a Lipspeaker on Zoom. Those attending can either watch Kirsty Last in person, or connect to Lesley via mobile device. To access the service visit: https://www.obitus.com/ you will need the username: rami4278 and the password: 494899 To access Lipspeaker support for the funeral, please join this Zoom meeting [...]
On Thursday 8th April, members joined Linzi Weatherson for a 'Back to Basics' session. Lipspeakers shared their Top Tip for working remotely, discussed environmental considerations and updated technology available for the best audio quality. We look forward to welcoming members back on Saturday 17th April for our Spring Workshop.
Our dear friend and colleague, Linda Croton, passed away on 13th March 2021. A Lipspeaker for over 20 years, Linda was a mischievous, kind, highly respected and caring woman liked by many. Linda's funeral will take place on Wednesday 14th April at Bentley crematorium. There will be a Lipspeaker at the service, in addition to a Lipspeaker on Zoom. Those attending can either watch Kirsty Last in person, or connect to [...]
The ALAS Committee met on Wednesday 3rd March via 'Zoom' to discuss a number of things. To read more please see the meeting notes below. Committee Meeting 03/03/21