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Mark Hopkinson

Mark comes to Deafinitely theatre with a strong background in education and training. 

Following work as an access and development officer for deaf people in different London boroughs, Mark has spent the past 19 years working for City Lit in a variety of teaching and management roles.  Since 2014, he has been head of department for Sign Language and Lipreading.

Over the years, Mark has taught and assessed all levels of BSL, from introductory to Level 6 and is a qualified Internal Verifier, also providing consultancy and advice for BSL tutors in other colleges. Mark has lectured on the City Lit/London Met University ‘Deaf Studies’ degree and has coordinated a number of training programmes for external businesses across London.

He is hoping that his experience will lend itself to supporting the development of Deafinitely Theatre; he has a particular interest in accessibility.

Mark has also been a member of the London Deaf Drama Group for over 15 years, enjoying all that amateur theatre has to offer.