The auction will raise money for the Deaf Academy


The Deaf Academy is holding an auction this month, allowing the public to buy exclusive, rare and signed memorabilia to help fund the charity’s move to Exmouth in 2020.


Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, who is arranging the event, called on members of the music industry to donate over 60 items, including signed guitars from Slowdive and Mogwai, as well as screen prints, posters, drum heads, set lists and assorted memorabilia from the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Ash, Editors, The Cult, Cocteau Twins, Alcest, American Football, Keane, Low. Not forgetting a signed Chas n’ Dave poster!


Goswell, whose son attends the Deaf Academy, says the new Academy will bring huge benefits; “The fact that the Academy teaches British Sign Language has been so important for Jesse, giving him language and the ability to communicate. His experience has been great there and we have seen him improve all the time.”


The Deaf Academy provides school and college education to residential and day students from across the UK, and learners are taught by specialist teachers and support staff, in both British Sign Language and English. The purpose-built new Academy, which opens on the old Rolle College site in April 2020, will provide a dynamic and innovative environment in which Deaf young people can flourish.
The auction goes live on Thursday 14 November, and anyone interested is encouraged to visit the Deaf Academy Appeal website beforehand to explore the list of items that will be available: