Diamond Mining at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Posted by Anne-Marie
It is a wonderful feeling when you get to the end of a project and you can look back over all the things that have been achieved.
Earlier on I was watching the almost final version of a film about Deaf sport in Coventry. I have been working on the film for months and it is great to finally see it coming together. It is the result of interviews which we conducted with members of the local Deaf club in Coventry about their memories of sport. They had some great stories to tell including the Deaf Club’s hat-trick of victories against the Deaf German team.
I spent many happy hours sifting through the interviews to find the best bits. We were fortunate to get some money from the Museums Libraries and Archives Council and the People’s Record to collect reminiscences, photographs and documents from local community groups about sport in response to the Olympics. We now have nearly 180 records relating to sport in the local Deaf community’s history including an interview with a Gold medal wining Deaflympian and a picture of Bobby Ball!
After a few headache inducing hiccups such as losing one of our community partners, interviewees not turning up due to a lost fax and the endless juggling of subtitles and voice over to get it all to fit into the film, the film should be finished next week – touch wood – and as soon as it is I will be delighted to share it with you.
Anne-Marie Sandos, Social Inclusion Officer