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National Portrait Gallery BSL Events Information on BSL-interpreted events taking place at the National Portrait Gallery. For more detai

ADMISSION FREE The National Portrait Gallery, London, houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The Gallery offers a programme of monthly events that are either interpreted with British Sign Language or BSL-led with interpretation into English on the last Thursday of every month at 19.00

Events for families and young people wi

th interpreted with BSL are also regularly programmed. For more details please visit our website http://www.npg.org.uk/visit/access-events.php

For all access enquiries, please visit the website or call 020 7306 0055 (Text Direct 18001)

Would you like your portrait exhibited in the Gallery? To celebrate 20 years of Membership we are offering six Members t...
29/05/2018

Would you like your portrait exhibited in the Gallery?

To celebrate 20 years of Membership we are offering six Members the chance to have their portrait taken by Tereza Červeňová and be exhibited within the National Portrait Gallery. Find out more: http://ow.ly/c0Dg30keeKu

Read artist Tanya Raabe-Webber's blog on working with National Portrait Gallery staff as part of her Portraits Untold pr...
14/07/2016

Read artist Tanya Raabe-Webber's blog on working with National Portrait Gallery staff as part of her Portraits Untold project.

Raabe-Webber will paint percussionist Evelyn Glennie over the course of a day in a free live sitting at the Gallery on 22 July. The event will be interpreted into BSL by Layne Whittaker.

Find out more: http://ow.ly/2Rrf302cph3

Having just run four days of non stop Portrait workshops at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), I sit in my studio in the Shropshire Hills reflecting and contemplating on how extraordinary my career has been to date. As an artist and as a self defining disabled artist whose work is born out of the…

Have you seen Van Dyck's Self-portrait on tour? John Wilson leads a tour of I am Van Dyck at Dulwich Picture Gallery on ...
27/01/2016

Have you seen Van Dyck's Self-portrait on tour? John Wilson leads a tour of I am Van Dyck at Dulwich Picture Gallery on 19 February, in BSL with interpretation into spoken English.

Free but booking essential. Please contact [email protected] or 02082998734 to secure your place.

The Gallery houses a collection of over 600 works rich in European masterpieces including Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Canaletto and Poussin.

Great coverage on London Live of our Giacometti workshops for deaf and autistic students, supported by Bank of America M...
09/01/2016

Great coverage on London Live of our Giacometti workshops for deaf and autistic students, supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Inspired by the works upstairs London pupils create their own pieces of art.

On 8 January 2016, deaf and autistic students from south London exhibited their portraits created in response to the Gal...
08/01/2016

On 8 January 2016, deaf and autistic students from south London exhibited their portraits created in response to the Gallery's current exhibition, Giacometti: Pure Presence. Pupils from Oak Lodge School for students with hearing, speech, language and communication needs, Wandsworth, and Drumbeat School and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Service, Brockley worked with artists Chloe Cooper and Jasleen Kaur in a series of workshops run in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Fantastic family workshop at the Gallery yesterday, inspired by our Giacometti exhibition and interpreted into BSL by Pe...
27/10/2015

Fantastic family workshop at the Gallery yesterday, inspired by our Giacometti exhibition and interpreted into BSL by Peter Abraham.

Photography by Marysa Dowling.

Free BSL tour of the BP Portrait Award 2015 later this month.See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary ...
04/08/2015

Free BSL tour of the BP Portrait Award 2015 later this month.

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world. Led by exhibiting artist Antony Williams and interpreted into BSL.

27 August 2015, 19.30
Meet in the Main Hall
http://ow.ly/QsIyg

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world. Led by exhibiting artist Antony Williams. Interpreted into BSL.

Don't forget, free BSL talk by Chisato Minamimura at the Gallery tomorrow evening.She will focus on the life and art of ...
29/07/2015

Don't forget, free BSL talk by Chisato Minamimura at the Gallery tomorrow evening.

She will focus on the life and art of Allen Jones, looking at examples of his work in our Collection. Led in BSL with Peter Abraham providing interpretation into English.

30 July 2015, 19.30
Meet in the Main Hall
http://ow.ly/QdYa3

Join us on 3 August for a free family workshop with Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family ...
21/07/2015

Join us on 3 August for a free family workshop with Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail. The 14.30 session will be interpreted into BSL and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

This event is free to attend, but please email [email protected] to book your place in advance.

More information here: http://ow.ly/PTh1E

Chisato Minamimura leads a free tour of the Collection later this month, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BS...
08/07/2015

Chisato Minamimura leads a free tour of the Collection later this month, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

30 July 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
http://ow.ly/Pl43G

Reminder: this Thursday, John Wilson leads a free tour of our display Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800.25 June 2015,...
22/06/2015

Reminder: this Thursday, John Wilson leads a free tour of our display Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800.

25 June 2015, 19:30
Meet in Room 16
FREE
http://ow.ly/NLg1Y

The portraits in this display show men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in 1348, the Order of the Garter has existed for over 650 years. Its foundation was inspired by the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The first knigh…

Coming up later this month: John Wilson leads a free tour of our display, Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800.25 June 2...
02/06/2015

Coming up later this month: John Wilson leads a free tour of our display, Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800.

25 June 2015, 19:30
Meet in Room 16
FREE
http://ow.ly/NLg1Y

Don't forget: free Gallery tour this Thursday with Chisato Minamimura, led in BSL with interpretation into English. Chis...
26/05/2015

Don't forget: free Gallery tour this Thursday with Chisato Minamimura, led in BSL with interpretation into English. Chisato will be focusing on Victorian novelists, including portraits of the Brontë sisters, George Eliot and Charles Dickens.

28 May 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE
http://ow.ly/MllTE

Join Chisato Minamimura on Thursday 28 May for a highlights tour of the Collection. Led in BSL with interpretation into ...
04/05/2015

Join Chisato Minamimura on Thursday 28 May for a highlights tour of the Collection. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

28 May 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE
http://ow.ly/MllTE

A reminder that curator Paul Cox leads a free tour of our Wellington exhibition tomorrow evening, interpreted into BSL b...
29/04/2015

A reminder that curator Paul Cox leads a free tour of our Wellington exhibition tomorrow evening, interpreted into BSL by Brigitte Francois.

30 April 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE
Find out more information: http://ow.ly/KYrA8

Coming up later this month: curator Paul Cox leads a free tour of our exhibition Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Pass...
01/04/2015

Coming up later this month: curator Paul Cox leads a free tour of our exhibition Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions.

30 April 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE
Find out more information: http://ow.ly/KYrA8

Don't forget: this Thursday John Wilson leads a free BSL tour of our display of photographs by Lord Snowdon.26 March 201...
24/03/2015

Don't forget: this Thursday John Wilson leads a free BSL tour of our display of photographs by Lord Snowdon.

26 March 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE
N.B. There is no interpretation into English for this tour.

More information here: http://ow.ly/K6csR

Don't miss John Wilson leading a free BSL tour of our photography display Snowdon: A Life in View later this month.26 Ma...
09/03/2015

Don't miss John Wilson leading a free BSL tour of our photography display Snowdon: A Life in View later this month.

26 March 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
FREE

Find out more information: http://ow.ly/K6csR

Join us on Sunday 15 February for our new Drop-in Family Sessions. This month, we will be we are creating a pop-up photo...
04/02/2015

Join us on Sunday 15 February for our new Drop-in Family Sessions. This month, we will be we are creating a pop-up photographic studio to dress up, make up stories and explore family portraits.

There will be two sessions, one for ages 3+ and one for ages 7+, and both will be interpreted into British Sign Language. Free to attend and no need to book. More information here: http://ow.ly/ItfHU

Free talk coming up: General Reputations of the First World War.26 February 201519.00Writer and former officer in the Br...
02/02/2015

Free talk coming up: General Reputations of the First World War.
26 February 2015
19.00

Writer and former officer in the British Army, Allan Mallinson explores John Singer Sargent's great group portrait, General Officers of World War I. This talk will be interpreted into British Sign Language.

Free tour of Grayson Perry: Who Are You? at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 29 January, 19.00. Led in British ...
24/01/2015

Free tour of Grayson Perry: Who Are You? at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 29 January, 19.00. Led in British Sign Language by John Wilson and interpreted into English.
More information here: http://ow.ly/HPddl

How are we doing? To help us improve our programme for deaf adults, we have designed a brief survey, which you can view ...
17/01/2015

How are we doing? To help us improve our programme for deaf adults, we have designed a brief survey, which you can view and complete using the link below.

It will only take a few minutes, and we really value your feedback! http://ow.ly/Hr2wo

Season's Greetings from the National Portrait Gallery!
25/12/2014

Season's Greetings from the National Portrait Gallery!

Aged 14-21? Explore gender identity throughout the ages with our upcoming Young People's Sunday Session, inspired by Gra...
17/12/2014

Aged 14-21? Explore gender identity throughout the ages with our upcoming Young People's Sunday Session, inspired by Grayson Perry. Book your place now: http://ow.ly/G2k63

What is gender? How do we define masculine and feminine? How do we choose our clothes? How do we disguise/express our identity through our clothes?

Join us this Thursday at 19.30 for a free highlights tour of the Collection - led by Chisato Minamimura in BSL, with int...
24/11/2014

Join us this Thursday at 19.30 for a free highlights tour of the Collection - led by Chisato Minamimura in BSL, with interpretation into English.

Did you watch Grayson Perry: Who Are You? last night? The Turner Prize-winning artist met with a group of deaf people an...
06/11/2014

Did you watch Grayson Perry: Who Are You? last night? The Turner Prize-winning artist met with a group of deaf people and created a portrait in the style of a punk poster.

You can see the portrait on display at the Gallery until March 2015. http://ow.ly/DUvPo

Image: The Deaf, 2014, courtesy the Artist, Victoria Miro, London and Paragon | Contemporary Editions Ltd © Grayson Perry

Have you been watching Grayson Perry's new series Who Are You? on Channel 4? In the final episode tonight he meets a gro...
05/11/2014

Have you been watching Grayson Perry's new series Who Are You? on Channel 4? In the final episode tonight he meets a group of inspiring deaf people - tune in at 10pm to see the portrait he creates of them... http://ow.ly/DQQxb

Grayson Perry turns his attention to identity as he creates portraits - from tapestries to sculptures and pots - of diverse individuals who are all trying to define who they are

Tonight we launch this beautiful book with our Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper. A few free tickets...
30/10/2014

Tonight we launch this beautiful book with our Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper. A few free tickets are still available for BSL users - email [email protected] now to claim your ticket.

Find out more about the event here: http://ow.ly/DyQ5c

Next Thursday, Gallery Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper discuss the history of the NPG and pick out...
20/10/2014

Next Thursday, Gallery Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper discuss the history of the NPG and pick out some of the most important portraits in our Collection.

This event will be BSL-interpreted and we have five tickets to give away to BSL users, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Email [email protected] now to claim your ticket.

Become a Member for as little as £45 and enjoy FREE, priority and unlimited entry to all exhibitions and discounts on ticketed events.

Go behind-the-scenes of the National Portrait Gallery with Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper. They w...
15/10/2014

Go behind-the-scenes of the National Portrait Gallery with Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper. They will be in conversation on 30 October, discussing the history of the Gallery and its Collection.

Find out more and book a ticket here: http://ow.ly/CNl1q

Gallery Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper will be in conversation on 30 October, discussing the hist...
02/10/2014

Gallery Director Sandy Nairne and Chief Curator Tarnya Cooper will be in conversation on 30 October, discussing the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection through time. Book your ticket now: http://ow.ly/CcEYc

This event will be interpreted into BSL.

Become a Member for as little as £45 and enjoy FREE, priority and unlimited entry to all exhibitions and discounts on ticketed events.

We're taking part in the world's biggest drawing festival next month, The Big Draw. Join our guest artist George McCallu...
23/09/2014

We're taking part in the world's biggest drawing festival next month, The Big Draw. Join our guest artist George McCallum on 4 October for an afternoon of drawing, doodling, sketching and fun! This free drop-in session is for all ages and is BSL interpreted.

4 October 2014, 13:30-16:00. Find out more: http://ow.ly/BOlmJ

4 October 2014, 13:30-16:00 Please check signage on the day for details Join our guest artist for an afternoon of drawing, doodling, sketching and fun.

Join John Wilson for a free tour of our Suffragettes display on 25 September. Led in British Sign Language and interpret...
08/09/2014

Join John Wilson for a free tour of our Suffragettes display on 25 September. Led in British Sign Language and interpreted into English. Find out more: http://ow.ly/AW8GQ

Aged 14-21? Book now for November's free Sunday Session, creating your own paper architecture piece inspired by our Anar...
27/08/2014

Aged 14-21? Book now for November's free Sunday Session, creating your own paper architecture piece inspired by our Anarchy & Beauty exhibition. This event will be interpreted into BSL.

Taking inspiration from Anarchy & Beauty and materials from the Gallery’s archive, explore surfaces and textures to make your own free-form paper architecture piece. Working with artist Simon Woolham.

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