BSL events page

The Gallery offers a programme of monthly events interpreted with British Sign Language (BSL) or led in BSL on the last Thursday of each month at 19.30. Quarterly events are also programmed for families and young people with either BSL or communication support available.

Keep up to date with all BSL events and activities at the Gallery by joining our new Facebook page where you can find information on the full BSL programme, view photos from past events and share feedback on our regular sessions.

Supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.

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Upcoming BSL events

Events (7)

Sunday Session: Costume Construction

Sunday Session: Costume Construction

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

1 May 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create paper costume pieces drawing on the collars and ruffs in Framing the Face. Led by artist Grace Adam and designer Lily Arnold.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483. 

BSL Gallery Tour: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

BSL Gallery Tour: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 May 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson leads a tour of the display marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. Led in BSL.

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
30 June 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of work by internationally recognised artist Leon Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 July 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the BP Portrait Award 2016. Led in BSL.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

30 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk For ages 14–21. Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

1 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

BSL Gallery Tour: Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

BSL Gallery Tour: Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
25 August 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones focuses on the Framing the Face display. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.


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