Access Tour Exhibition
The Offbeat Sari: BSL Tour
Join guide Edward Richards for a special tour of the exhibition The Offbeat Sari, delivered in British Sign Language.
Edward Richards leads a tour through The Offbeat Sari, an exhibition celebrating the contemporary sari featuring the finest creations of our time from designers, wearers and craftspeople in India.
Conventionally an unstitched cloth wrapped around the body, which can be draped in a variety of ways, the fluid form has enabled the sari to morph and absorb changing cultural influences. The exhibition will unravel the sari as a metaphor for the complex definitions of India today.
The tour will take place in the Level -1 gallery from 11:00 – 12.15.
Handling session and refreshments 12:15 – 13:00.
Free event. Pre-booking required.
Please ensure you only book if you plan to attend and please cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes.
Due to limited capacity, this tour is only for d/Deaf visitors who use British Sign Language. We are unable to accommodate hearing visitors who are learning British Sign Language.
Suitable Age: 16+
Pay what you can – Make a donation via the link below to help the museum achieve its mission of inspiring everyone to understand the value of design.
Richards studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and since 2002 has enjoyed delivering British Sign Language tours in Museums and Galleries to the Deaf community. He has also given socio-documentary photography talks on artists including Robert Frank and Elton John’s ‘The Radical Eye’ exhibition at Tate Modern.
A major exhibition celebrating the contemporary sari featuring the finest creations of our time from designers, wearers and craftspeople in India.
Background image: Detail from The Offbeat Sari exhibition photographed by Andy Stagg.