Monday, 10 October 2016

Whitechapel Gallery Events - What's On: BSL & Audio Description Events

What's On
BSL & Audio Description Events

Now Open

William Kentridge: Thick Time
Until 15 Jan 2017

South African artist William Kentridge's work spans drawing and printmaking, film, performance, dance, music, tapestry and sculpture. His skill as a draughtsman combines with his interest in early cinema and theatre in immersive, large scale installations.

This major exhibition takes a journey through a series of environments created by the artist between 2003 and 2016.

More about the exhibition

Audio Description Workshops

Discover the work of William Kentridge with monthly audio description workshops for blind and partially sighted visitors. Led by an experienced guide, and with free entry toWilliam Kentridge: Thick Time, use tactile images to learn about key works in the exhibition.

Wednesday 12 October, 11.30am
Saturday 26 November, 1pm
Wednesday 21 December, 11.30am

Book a free place
Call +44 (0)20 7522 7888

BSL Event

William Kentridge: Thick Time
BSL Tour with Dafydd Jones

Sat 29 Oct 2016, 11.30am
Free, booking required

Visit the exhibition with BSL tour guide Dafydd Jones, who gives a free introduction and personal response to works in the show. 

Book online or contact us 
Call +44 (0)20 7522 7888

Visiting us

Tactile raised image booklets
Tactile raised image booklets for the visually impaired accompany key Whitechapel Gallery exhibitions. Including written text, raised image booklets are designed to enhance the visitor experience for those with visual impairment.

Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborne Street, E1 in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. One space directly outside the gallery in the loading bay is available on a first come-first serve basis (max stay 3hrs).

Assistance Animals
Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs are welcome.
We'll be happy to help. Call us on +44 (0)20 7522 7888, or visit

From our friends

Chalkwell Hall

Sat 22 Oct 2016, 4-6pm
Free entry, booking required

A combination of art performance, performative lecture and reflective discussion, this event looks at how artists have created work extending beyond pure visual sensation. It explores how visual impairment and blindness can inform these works, generating new discourses on what it means to experience interrupted / removal of sight.More

London Metropolitan Archives
The World of Hogarth with Audio Description for the Visually Impaired

Tue 15 Nov 2016, 2-4pm
Free entry, booking required

Hogarth was one of 18th century Britain’s finest artists, famous for his satires and ‘modern moral subjects’. This talk with audio description at the London Metropolitan Archives discusses how he used character and detail to convey his message.

Book online