BSL events

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Talks highlight paintings in the National Gallery's collection and special exhibitions, inviting you to respond through discussion. All talks are open to everyone.

Further information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Contact us: education@ng-london.org.uk text: 020 7747 2864 

BSL interpreted events are generously supported by The BAND Trust and the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

August 2017

Detail from Luis Meléndez: 'Still Life with Oranges and Walnuts'
BSL talk
BSL–interpreted Friday Late

Friday 25 August, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

September 2017

Thomas Gainsborough: 'Mr and Mrs Andrews'
BSL talk
BSL–interpreted Friday Late

Friday 29 September, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

October 2017

Detail from John Everett Millais, 'Mariana', 1851 © Tate, London 2015
BSL talk

Friday 27 October, 6.30–7.30pm 

Sainsbury Wing Meeting Point

November 2017

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop, Odalisque in Grisaille (detail), about 1824-34  © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence
BSL talk

Friday 24 November, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Meeting Point

STAGETEXT events

Occasional talks are accompanied by live speech-to-text transcription supported by STAGETEXT [external link] to provide further access for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors