Deaf-Led Tours at the British Museum

The British Museum is having a deaf-led virtual tours of their exhibits. The tours are on Zoom and will be in BSL, with NO captions or voiceover.

The first one is tour of their mediaeval collections on 21 May 2021 at 6 pm.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/british-sign-language-eye-opener-tour-medieval-europe

The second event will be on 14 July 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm, and will be of their new exhibition on St Thomas Becket.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-thomas-becket-murder-and-making-saint

Past deaf-led BSL tours of the British Museum exhibitions and individual exhibits can be found on Youtube.

Independent – End of the Line for King’s Cross?

In The Independent there is an article on the area between Grays Inn Road and King’s Cross Road, brought on by the plans to redevelop the site of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital on Grays Inn Road, and also Belgrove House (across the road from King’s Cross Station).

This area has, until now, been a lot less affected by the redevelopment and gentrification that has happened in the rest of King’s Cross and Farringdon. The area’s quiet streets are well worth a stroll around.

https://edition.independent.co.uk/editions/uk.co.independent.issue.030221/data/9730181/index.html

Open House 2020

St Pancras London
St Pancras

The annual Open House festival allows people to view interesting buildings around London that are not normally open to the public, or that you might not have heard about.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

This year’s event will be a bit different.

Instead of being just one weekend, the festival will go from 19 September to 27 September. There will be events, online events, booked tours, self-guided walks, and many more. The main Open House weekend will be 19 & 20 September.

Events in Camden include:

  • Self-guided tours around Camden (both walking & cycling)
  • Guided tour of Somers Town
  • Edwardian Art & Architecture tour in Bloomsbury
  • St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way
  • Shaftesbury Theatre , Shaftesbury Avenue
  • St Pancras Chambers & Clock Tower, St Pancras Station, Euston Road
  • Hampstead Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street
  • Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road
  • Fitzroy Park Allotments
  • Warehouse refurbishment, 9 Jeffrey’s Place
  • Photographic exhibition at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square
  • Bloomscape online event run by John Birkbeck School of Arts

On This Day – 7 July 2005