EAGA Report: Choir Sing at Action Deafness Festival, 2010
The EAGA Choir performed at the Annual Deaf Festival, hosted by Action Deafness- based at the Peepul Centre in Leicester on 2nd July 2010.

The Festival consisted of road show stalls from different organisation and agencies including the Leicester Constabulary, Leicester LINK and Avis, which support Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. These services are based all around Leicester and offer many opportunities for people to volunteer and offer their services to the community.

Even more interestingly, there were taster classes in British Sign Language which many choir members decided to take advantage of. During the class, basic Signs were taught to the eager students including a four-year-old boy.

Onlookers were entertained by a deaf young lady who was doing ‘Bollywood’ Dancing, an Art Exhibition created by Deaf people and a demonstration of hearing dogs for the deaf. The choir, however, was the major attraction at the event and brought proceedings to a standstill when they broke out into the song, "This Little Light of mine" and then moved on to so a rendition of "Oh Happy Day". The people who manned their stalls joined in with dancing and some clapped whilst many eyes welled up with tears, as some in the audience was visible moved by the ministration of the choir.

It was a perfect day and the event was well received by all and goes a long way to bringing about awareness of Action Deafness and deaf people and the role of EAGA Choir was pivotal in making the event a success.